Harriett Vernon (1852-1923), English music hall singer and actress as Cammpi in The Japs; or, The Doomed Daimio, a burlesque by Harry Paulton and Mostyn Tedde, first produced at the Prince’s Theatre, Bristol, 31 August 1885 and the Novelty Theatre, London, 19 September 1885. Other members of the cast included Lionel Brough, Willie Edouin, Fred Kaye, Kate James and Alice Atherton. (photo: unknown, probably London, 1885)
bathing beauties// Q: Why did the faces of women change so much since then? Ever notice that? More integration between various races/nationalities as time went by? I notice this more in the caucasian photos.
Incredible photos of exotic dancers from the 1890s
Burlesque dancers of the Vintage photos collected by Charles H. McCaghy, a professor emeritus at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, reveal just how different beauty was 120 years ago than it is today.
Mata Hari - Mata Hari was an exotic dancer and courtesan who was arrested by the French and executed for espionage during World War I. After her death, her stage name, "Mata Hari," became synonymous with spying and espionage.
Those hip spikes tho! German dancer and film actress La Jana - was the most popular show girl of Berlin in the She appeared in 25 European films, often dancing in exotic costumes. In she suddenly died of pneumonia and pleurisy.
Clara Bow, the quintessential "it girl" of fashion. Clara sits in front of the mirror in a flirty pose reading a book, which demonstrates how much freedom women have gained during this time period in dress and in scholarly realms.
1907 Zena Dare. Born 4th February 1887 Florence Harriet Dones, a successful musical comedy actress from age 10 and later in life appeared in a number of films inc Spring Meeting dir. By John Gielgud 1938. In 1949 appeared with Phyllis in King's Rhapsody at The Palace Theatre, Manchester. Appeared at the Globe Theatre 1957 and in My Fair Lady as Mrs Higgins opp. Stanley Holloway, 1959 - 62. Died 11th March 1975 London.