Gypsy Smith

Evangelist Gypsy Smith led a parade against vice in the Levee on October 18, 1909. A rare night indeed, the notorious Levee went silent - no prostitutes were seen, no music was heard.

Many of those who marched in with Smith had never actually seen the temptations of the Levee - and thus it is said to have had one of its most profitable nights ever. However, the march did eventually lead to the 1911 Vice Commission Report, which helped to close the Everleigh Club.1

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