] In medical context, the verb also means "To ask (a student) a question for the purpose of testing his knowledge." [ http://www.neonatology.org/pearls/pimping.html | The Art of Pimping || JAMA 262(1):89, July 7, 1989]

Notable pimps/madams

*Jason Itzler - The "King of all Pimps" (born 1967 as Jason Sylk), founder of NY Confidential Regular guest on The Howard Stern Show - Interviewed on CNN's Larry King Live.
*Iceberg Slim
*Al Capone [ [http://www.americanmafia.com/Feature_Articles_126.html The Brief Glorious Days Of Al Capone] ]
*Sydney Biddle Barrows - the "Mayflower Madam"
*Dennis Hof - owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch
*Heidi Fleiss - the "Hollywood Madam"
*Don "Magic" Juan
*Sally Stanford
*Polly Adler
*Lucky Luciano
*Deborah Jeane Palfrey - called the "D.C. Madam" by the media
*Elizabeth Needham
*Anna Wilson (madam) - Pioneer madam in Omaha, Nebraska
*Suga Free
*Al Swearengen
*Ah Toy
*Xaviera Hollander - author of "The Happy Hooker"
*Cynthia Payne


ee also

*American Pimp, a 1999 documentary by the Hughes Brothers consisting of first person interviews with people involved in the pimping lifestyle in the U.S.

*American Gangster, The book the Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe movie was based upon contains a surprisingly insightful last chapter about NY Confidential escort agency and the "King of all Pimps" Jason Itzler. Itzler may be the most famous real pimp in the world.

External links

* [http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/e05021552.pdf U.S. DOJ guide to street prostitution]
* [http://www.thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=127 Pimp Anthropology] , radio show from "This American Life" featuring an interview with a former pimp.
* [http://www.prostitutionprocon.org Examination into Pimps and Prostitutes]

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