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Authentic black and white election signs for Sally Stanford's councilwoman campaign in 1976. Printed on heavy weight card stock and measure 9 x 11 inches. Price is for each sign. Great collectible for anyone interested in the history of this infamous woman, her career in California politics, or in famous bordellos.

I also have business checks that belonged to Sally Stanford, the Sausalito Madame, from her Valhalla Inn. See those here:

~~**~~ Back Story from Wikipedia ~~**~~
Sally Stanford (May 5, 1903–February 1, 1982) was a madame, restaurateur, and the mayor of Sausalito, California.

Born Mabel Janice Busby, in Baker, Oregon (Baker County), in 1903, she came to San Francisco in 1924. Stanford eventually came to run one of San Francisco's well known and elegant bordellos at 1144 Pine Street, near Jones Street, on the south slope of Nob Hill, in a house built by Stanford White (demolished in 1961 to build condominiums). She was the madame of this house of ill repute from 1940 to 1949, when it was raided by Edmund G. Brown, Sr., then the District Attorney of San Francisco, his fame from this raid led to his 1950 election as Attorney General of California.[1]

Sally Stanford adopted the name Stanford as one of many pseudonyms for Mabel Busby. According to her autobiography, Lady of the House, she saw a newspaper headline about Stanford University winning a football game and adopted the surname.[citation needed]

It was said by Herb Caen, writer for the San Francisco Chronicle that "the United Nations was founded at Sally Stanford's whorehouse,"[citation needed] because at the founding conference of the United Nations in San Francisco, in June 1945, many of the delegates were customers of Sally Stanford and a large part of the actual negotiations took place in the living room of her cathouse.[citation needed]

In the 1950s, she retired from the bordello with a multimillion dollar fortune, joined the Chamber of Commerce, supported Little League and Guide Dogs for the Blind. She rehabilitated Valhalla, transforming it from bay-front dive to plush restaurant. It became the place to see and be seen. Patrons included Harry Bridges, Marlon Brando, Bing Crosby and Lucille Ball. Never resting on last year's success, Sally entered politics as a pro-business candidate for Sausalito City Council. She lost five times before winning three. In her final campaign (1976), she was the top vote-getter. And thus, the Madame became Mayor at age 72. Bio citation: http://aboutsally.com

Stanford died of a heart attack at age 78, in Marin General Hospital, on February 1, 1982.

CUSTOM FOR DAVID -- ReElect Sally Stanford Sign


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: card stock, ink, paper
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