"The dove" for the elite: prostitution at the highest level in a brothel Madame Claude

Heavy scent of expensive perfume mixed with cigarette smoke filled the air. In the corridors with a luxurious interior, heard the playful laughter, gunshots were heard champagne corks. So passed the evening in the 60‑ies of the last century in the elite brothel of Paris, which was led by extravagant Madame Claude. The customers were well-known politicians, artists and millionaires. They knew that their secret passions will remain behind closed doors, because the hostess was able to keep a secret.

"The dove" for the elite: prostitution at the highest level in a brothel Madame Claude

It was the 1960s. Prostitutes of the highest class gathered in exclusive Parisian brothel, is located in one of the most expensive areas of the city. Here was an atmosphere of luxury and relaxation, because clients of elite escortes were counts and Dukes and kings. Some girls were lucky and they are married to their regular customers.

But a beautiful picture concealed and dark side. The reality of the lives of prostitutes was not as rosy as it might seem. Only the mistress, Madame Claude, know inside out pompous chic in the institution.

"The dove" for the elite: prostitution at the highest level in a brothel Madame Claude

Madame Claude (real name Fernanda Pile) was born in 1923. She claimed to have descended from an aristocratic family, but her past remains a mystery. In his memoirs, written in 1974, socialite mentioned that during the Second world war, she was in a concentration camp ravensbrück. In the postwar years, Fernanda started selling Bible in the French capital.

"The dove" for the elite: prostitution at the highest level in a brothel Madame Claude

Many critics believe that actually Madame Claude was born in an ordinary family, and her father owned a small diner on the local station. Rumor has it that in her youth she was involved with the crime and came to Paris in the 50‑ies, to engage in prostitution, not to sell the Bible.

"The dove" for the elite: prostitution at the highest level in a brothel Madame Claude

In the flourishing career of Madame Claude, 60 – 70‑ies, its authority was about five hundred girls. They were called "clodettes" on behalf of pimps. All escortsite were as on selection of beautiful, tall, slender. They knew how to behave in a secular society, able to maintain a conversation and spoke fluent English.

Madame Claude carefully approached selection of his "dove". She carefully checked their teeth, hair and eyes. Then the owner of the brothel forced candidates to undress to see their reaction. If required, the pimp paid the girls a plastic surgery.

"The dove" for the elite: prostitution at the highest level in a brothel Madame Claude

The most elite prostitutes earn 10 000 dollars a day. A married regular customers or they were married off to other rich people and aristocrats. Some girls managed to build a successful career in Hollywood or in the modeling business.

"The dove" for the elite: prostitution at the highest level in a brothel Madame Claude

The brothel Madame Claude attracted the attention of the richest and most influential men in the world. Among them were the presidents, lords and actors. They say that elite institution attended, even John F. Kennedy.

"The dove" for the elite: prostitution at the highest level in a brothel Madame Claude

In society "Claudette" enjoyable evening spent billionaire Aristotle Onassis. He came to the brothel along with his mistress, an Opera singer Maria Callas. Madame Claude told that the sexual preferences of the pair was so unusual that made her blush even.

"The dove" for the elite: prostitution at the highest level in a brothel Madame Claude

Among the visitors were actors Marlon Brando and Rex Harrison, and the painter Marc Chagall painted on the naked bodies of girls sketches.

"The dove" for the elite: prostitution at the highest level in a brothel Madame Claude

Despite the fact that Madame Claude worked in the field of sex, she was not particularly passionate men. She was more interested in money than lovers. The owner of the brothel had a strong influence and had serious relationships, but didn't make close friends.

"The dove" for the elite: prostitution at the highest level in a brothel Madame Claude

Socialite lived a life of luxury, but there were a lot of debt. The police have chased her for nonpayment of 4.9 million pounds in taxes. In this regard, Madame Claude was forced to flee to the United States. She settled in Los Angeles and opened a bakery.

"The dove" for the elite: prostitution at the highest level in a brothel Madame Claude

In 1986, the legendary owner of the brothel returned to France. She was imprisoned for four months. While in jail the prisoner with a great name had a maid and a personal hairdresser.

The last years of the life of Madame Claude spent in the South of France, enjoying the peace and quiet. She died in 2015 at the age of 92 years. Undoubtedly, most of scandalous secrets extravagant pimp took with him to the grave.

The real era of praise carnal pleasures reigned for over a hundred years ago. Belle Époque or the beautiful era called the period of European history between the last decade of the 19th century and 1914.

Keywords: Europe | Paris | France | History | Girls | Prostitutes | Celebrities | Prostitution | 60s | Politics | Sex | Business | Brothel visitors | Glamorous | Rich | Mistress | Escort services | Elite customers | The sex industry

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