Helen Worley Cromwell born in Cicero, Indiana in 1886 she was known far and wide as “Dirty Helen.” In the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s, her Milwaukee bar (The Sunflower Inn) was a rendezvous for the famous and the infamous. Sports heroes, movie stars, gangsters, and regular folks all ‘pulled up the floor’ (there were no chairs or stools) to listen as Helen regaled them with stories of her wildlife from her famously filthy mouth. From Cincinnati to Chicago to New York City to San Francisco to the gold mining camps of Canada and eventually settling in Milwaukee, Helen used her wits and body as she befriended gangsters like Al Capone and Big Jim Colosimo. This is the story of a mother, a prostitute, and entrepreneur who lived by her own rules. Assisted by Robert Dougherty, ‘Dirty Helen’ was first published in 1966.