Bourbon Street in New Orleans was a glamorous place with a long-held reputation for a good time. While the rest of America was getting more conservative, Bourbon Street became more salacious. Burlesque dancers filled the stages as live bands played to entice tourists inside the darkened bars. Evangeline the Oyster Girl was already a headling act in 1949, rising seductively out of her oyster shell, her erotic ballet filled the seats. Evangeline's star continued to rise until a new act rolled into town. Divina the Aqua Tease also had a water theme to her act which was now going to take the spotlight off of Evangeline. Divina wanted to be the new headliner, but Evangeline had other plans.
New Orleans own 'Historian Jane' wrote this short read to showcase the amazing women who made Bourbon Street the place to be. 'Historian Jane' is a historian, tour guide, researcher, and author living in New Orleans where she shares the bad ass women who made New Orleans the cultural gem it has been for over 300 years.