A portrait of Mrs Lillie Langtry
A portrait of Mrs Lillie Langtry. Born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was a British music hall singer and stage actress famous for her many stage productions including She Stoops to Conquer, The Lady of Lyons and As You Like It.
She had a number of relationships with British Royals, firstly as the Royal mistress of The Prince of Wales, Albert Edward. As that ended she began an affair with the Earl of Shrewsbury. She also had a brief affair with the German Prince Louis of Battenberg
© Mary Evans / Pharcide
Who People Are Dating - Diane Ferraz and Nicky Scott
Musical duo, and, at the time, romantically linked couple, Diane Ferraz and Nicky Scott who performed together in the band, The Ferris Wheel, pairing black female singers with white male performers, an unusual combination at the time. Featured in London Life as the lead image in a piece on Who People Are Dating. Ferraz was born in Trinidad and the caption comments as follows, Diane Ferrax (sic) and Nicky Scott are really in love, have made a record together, have been boycotted by magazines who disapprove of coloured liaisons. Date: 1966
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Caricature of James Fawn and Arthur Roberts
Caricature of James Fawn (1850-1923) and Arthur Roberts (1852-1933), music hall performers. Goodness Gracious! A reference to their comic duet in a Drury Lane pantomime, Mother Goose, which satirised the media.
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