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Horrorbles to host Rose Law return to Berwyn for book signing on notorious past

Horrorbles in Berwyn will present an exclusive signing in its “Galerie des Terrors” for the release of “Gold Coast Madam: The Secret Life of Rose Laws,” featuring Rose Law in person from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

“It’s not horror, but it’s pop-culture enough that we were happy to host this very special signing,” says Horrorbles owner John Aranza, noting the book was just released (

The publisher notes that Law’s career as a madam began in Berwyn when she was a cocktail waitress at Johnny’s 12th Street Rag Tavern, and first befriended by the mobsters who hung out there.
Excerpt from her book:

“Chicago, 1988. I was 52 years old, 5’4” tall, and 130 pounds, with red hair …, enjoying dramatic Lake Michigan and skyline views from my 21st-floor apartment in the landmark Lake Point Towers building. I had never felt more alive. I was Chicago’s reigning madam, providing $400-an-hour call girls to business owners, traders, lawyers, judges, politicians, mobsters, pro athletes, and Hollywood stars at addresses all over Chicago’s downtown and Gold Coast.”

Aranza says Horrorbles is one-stop shopping for all things horror and sci-fi, featuring movies, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition collectibles, figures, apparel, books and magazines, gag gifts, classes, parties, screenings, lectures and showings. Open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., it’s located at 6729 W. Roosevelt Road. For more information, call (708) 484-7370 or visit


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