Subject Description


Illegal entertainment

OCM Identifier


Subject Description

Houses of prostitution; recruiting of prostitutes; business methods; auxiliary specialists (e.g., procurers, madams, pimps); organized homosexuality; illicit narcotics trade (e.g., drug peddlers, opium dens; crack houses); underworld gambling establishments; illicit liquor business (e.g., rumrunning, bootlegging, speakeasies); organization of underworld activities; political protection and graft; racketeering; etc.

The term was changed from "Organized Vice" to "Illegal Entertainment" in 2000 and the scope note was revised.

Commercialized entertainment

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