Pucci outfit, 1965
Cotton velvet apres-ski jacket in a characteristic print of Florentine colour, partnered this season by second skin silk jersey tights, printed to match and ending in little trompe l'oeil boots. Both by Emilio Pucci. Date: 1965
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Dick Whittington. Queens Theatre, Keighley
Dick Whittington. Dick of course, as ever in late nineteenth and early twentieth century pantomimes, was played by a young woman whose legs had to look good in tights. For Queens Theatre, Keighley, 23rd January 1905 or 1911? The run was for a week only, and the pantomime was almost certainly on tour.
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Caricature of Nellie Farren and Edward Ledger
Caricature of Nellie Farren (1848-1904), English actress and singer, and Edward Ledger (18??-1921), editor of The Era theatrical newspaper. Farren was best known for her roles as the principal boy in musical burlesques at the Gaiety Theatre, which allowed her to show her legs in tights. Ledger had evidently objected to this, as she is asking him if her trouser costume is delicate enough to suit him.
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