Lillie Langtry

Standard Name: Langtry, Lillie
Used Form: Lily Langtry


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Friends, Associates George Egerton
After the success of her Keynotes, GE became acquainted with the literary and intellectual world. Among her new acquaintances she expressed admiration for Havelock Ellis but called W. B. Yeats a poseur.
Egerton, George. A Leaf from the Yellow Book. Editor White, Terence de Vere, Richards Press.
Friends, Associates Emily Faithfull
EF 's circle of literary friends included Oliver Wendell Holmes , Joaquin Miller , James Russell Lowell , and Walt Whitman .
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany.
She also made the acquaintance of many actors and actresses, including Henry Irving
Friends, Associates Violet Fane
VF made her mark on London's social life. She knew Robert Browning , Algernon Swinburne , Alexander William Kinglake , Alfred Austin , the Duchess of Argyll , James McNeil Whistler , and Lillie Langtry
Friends, Associates Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
As in Dublin, she became known for her salons, which were held on Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. until their popularity demanded bi-weekly gatherings. The cream of London's literati and intelligentsia attended, including George Bernard Shaw


May 1877: Lillie Langtry, aged twenty-four, made her...

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May 1877

Lillie Langtry , aged twenty-four, made her entrance into London society at a dinner party; she soon became a famous professional beauty.

1878: Around this time, the Professional Beauty...

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Around this time, the Professional Beauty came into being as a recognizable category of person.

1879: The fisherman's jersey for women, which stretched...

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The fisherman's jersey for women, which stretched to fit closely to the body, was introduced; it was worn over and enhanced the action of the corset.

1879: The Jersey Costume was introduced by Redfern's;...

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The Jersey Costume was introduced by Redfern's ; it was made fashionable for a time by Lillie Langtry .

By 24 December 1881: Lillie Langtry became the first English society...

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By 24 December 1881

Lillie Langtry became the first English society woman to appear professionally on the stage when she played Kate Hardcastle in Goldsmith 's She Stoops to Conquer at the Haymarket Theatre , London.

1885: Breaking with established department store...

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Breaking with established department store practice, Harrods began to offer credit to select customers.

1912-1914: Numerous music hall sketches satirized the...

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Numerous music hall sketches satirized the women's suffrage movement. A typical sketch from 1912, Helping the Cause, starred Lillie Langtry and lampooned the figure of the wealthy woman suffrage supporter.


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