Did Governor Earl Long really live in an apartment on Bourbon Street with a stripper?
Did the Sicilian Mafia in America start in the French Quarter?
Did Tennessee Williams regularly play with his dick in open view at Café Lafitte in Exile?
Did a gay porn pioneer leprechaun really live on Saint Peter Street?
Did Walt Whitman cruise the French Market looking for anonymous gay pig sex?
Did hookers really transact business on the sidewalk with roll-up mats on Gallatin Street?
Did Pere Antoine really try to establish the Spanish Inquisition in New Orleans?
Did World Chess Champion Paul Morphy really beat people at random with his walking cane?
Did Louisiana really start as a Ponzi scheme?
Did Mardi Gras really start in Mobile?
Did Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau really stick pins in dolls?
Was Madam John a real Madam?
Was Napoleon’s bronze death mask really rescued from a garbage cart?
Why was a drunken man hung at the Old U.S. Mint?
Why are there so many hookers on Iberville and St. Louis Streets?
How sadomasochistic was Delphine La Laurie?
Is St. Louis Cemetery #1 the best place to drop acid?
Are Dumaine and Toulouse Streets really named after Louis XIV’s bastard sons?
What is the connection between jazz and jizz?
And why did Bienville live into his 80s and never marry?
The answers to all these questions, and many more, may be found at Loyola University on Tuesday nights beginning November 5 in a new class on French Quarter History. The course, designed and taught by long-time French Quarter resident and raconteur Frank Perez, lasts for seven weeks and concludes with a guided tour of the French Quarter. The course is non-credit and tuition is $245.00.