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Angel's Ladies

Coordinates: 36°56′31″N 116°44′12″W / 36.9419003°N 116.7367822°W / 36.9419003; -116.7367822
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Angel's Ladies
Angel's Ladies sign
Angel's Ladies sign
Angel's Ladies is located in Nevada
Angel's Ladies
Angel's Ladies
Location in Nevada
Former namesCircle C Ranch
Vickie's Star Ranch
Fran's Star Ranch
LocationBeatty, Nevada
Coordinates36°56′31″N 116°44′12″W / 36.9419003°N 116.7367822°W / 36.9419003; -116.7367822
OperatorMack Moore
ClosedAugust 2014

Angel's Ladies was a 5,000-square-foot legal brothel situated on a 70-acre ranch which was located three miles north of Beatty, Nevada.[1] It was known as Fran's Star Ranch until it was renamed Angel's Ladies in 1997 after being purchased by Mack and Angel Moore.[2] It has been closed since August 2014.[3]


Prior to the 1970s, the brothel had been known variously as Circle C Ranch and Vickie's Star Ranch.[4] On May 28, 1977, an accident during a promotional stunt on the property resulted in the crash of a twin-engined light aircraft.[5] The wreck has been located next to the brothel's billboard ever since, and used as a spectacle to attract customers from the road.[6] Mack Moore attempted to sell Angel’s Ladies in 2007, but ended up taking it over again two years later as a result of foreclosure. He subsequently sold the business again in 2010, this time for $1.8 million, and continued to run it as a leaseholder.[7] On 10 August 2014 he retired and closed the business.

In the media[edit]

A documentary film called Angel's Ladies was released in 2000 featuring the brothel, its owners and its staff.[8] The brothel also appears in the 2011 photography book Nevada Rose by Marc McAndrews as part of a project about the brothels of rural Nevada.

During the last days that the brothel was open the band Disappointment #1 performed there and recorded interviews. They released an album Live at Brothel Angel's Ladies in October 2015.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Leong, Grace (21 September 2000). "Historic Nevada brothel for sale". Las Vegas Sun News. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  2. ^ Clifford, Laura; Clifford, Robin. "Angel's Ladies". The online home of Reeling: The Movie Review Show. Reeling Reviews. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  3. ^ Chris Sieroty (22 October 2014). "Rural Nevada Residents See Bank, Brothel Closures". KNPR's State of Nevada. Retrieved 12 September 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Angel's Ladies Brothel". www.wikimapia.org. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  5. ^ "NTSB Report OAK77FVW16". ntsb.gov. National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 29 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Angel's ladies Brothel". www.atlasobscura.com. Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 15 September 2015. A brothel nestled amongst ghost towns, that is sadly now closed, but once greeted people with a plane wreck.
  7. ^ Waite, Mark (17 January 2014). "Shakeup under way for Beatty brothels". Pahrump Valley Times. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Angel's Ladies". IMDB. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Current and Upcoming Louisiana CD Releases". offbeat.com. Offbeat Magazine. Retrieved 29 October 2015.

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