Texas Matters: The History Of The Chicken Ranch
"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" opened on Broadway in 1978 and was a hit musical comedy, winning two Tony Awards. In 1982 it was turned into a film with Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton. The play and the film told the story about the Chicken Ranch – a brothel – which was a Texas institution.
But where does the movie end and reality begin? The book “Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch” exposes how the chicken ranch began and how it stayed open – and how it was finally closed.
Jayme Lynn Blaschke is the author of “Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch – The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse.”
It’s published by The History Press.