Journalist Larry L. King first wrote an article in 1974 for Playboy magazine about the closing down of “The Chicken Farm” -- an illegal brothel -- in LaGrange, Texas. The Chicken Farm got its name during the depression when locals traded poultry for the services of the girls at the farm. Locals seemed to have no problem with the “small business” for more than 40 years until confrontational television reporter, Marvin Zindler, did a story on the brothel, leading ultimately to its closure by the governor of Texas.
A few years after the publication of the article, King then collaborated on the
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