Discover the top 12 most famous prostitutes in history, from Wild West wenches to biblical whores, slutty actresses and high-class courtesans. THE NEW ORLEANS WAY OF DEATH. The Cemeteries of New Orleans are much like the city itself. They are a mirror to the opulence and desecration of a . Storyville was the red-light district of New Orleans, Louisiana, from to It was established by municipal ordinance under the New Orleans City Council, to regulate prostitution and drugs.