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A Bad Collar


From: Vancouver Vice


This chapter examines the West End at the beginning of the 1980s, a situation Maclean’s magazine called "a curbside brothel open from noon to 4 a.m., seven days a week." It also describes the "Shame the Johns" campaign, designed to target those who purchased sex in the West End



Aaron Chapman

Aaron Chapman is a writer, historian, and musician with a special interest in Vancouver's entertainment history. He is the author of Vancouver after Dark: The Wild History of a City's Nightlife, winner of the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes) in 2020; The Last Gang in Town, the story of Vancouver's Clark Park Gang; Liquor, Lust, and the Law, the story of Vancouver's Penthouse Nightclub, now available in a second edition; and Live at the Commodore, a history of the Commodore Ballroom that won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes) in 2015. In 2020 he was elected as a member of the Royal Historical Society. He lives in Vancouver.