To A Dell Burke Documentary Film
On The Radio
• Featured on 95.5 My Country: "New Movie Profiles Wyoming's Most Famous Madam [Trailer]"
In The Press
• Casper Journal, "Filmmaker explores halls of the Yellow Hotel"
"Dell Burke & Her yellow hotel"
About the Production
We have the last footage ever shot of "The Yellow Hotel," captured shortly before the town razed the structure. We've filmed numerous interviews: with Dell's biographer, June Read, and with many locals who knew Dell - some of whom are no longer with us. And last but not least, we have several of Dell's personal effects, including her classic 1955 Chrysler New Yorker.
How You Can Help
Our INDIGOGO fundraising campaign has ended. However, you still have the opportunity to help bring this project to fruition.
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About Dell Burke
In 1919, Dell Burke moved to Lusk, Wyoming, and opened the doors of "The Yellow Hotel" - one of the most famous brothels of the West.
She openly operated her downtown business for sixty years. How was she able to do this? Stories abound - some verified, some speculation.
It is known that she put several locals through college, and loaned the town money during the Great Depression. It's rumored that she owned a majority of the power company, and if the sheriff tried to close her business, she threatened to turn off electricity to the town. While this has never been verified, it only adds to the lore of one of the most colorful characters in the history of Wyoming.
~ Article in Casper Journel, "Filmmaker explores halls of the Yellow Hotel"
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