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Lottie Collins, born 16 August 1865 and died 1 May 1910, was a famous music hall performer in Great Britain. She popularized the song "Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay" which she heard while touring the U.S. and which I remember today. Does anyone else? Evidently, she did a rowdy and bawdy version of this song and looking at this picture, with her figure, I bet it was quite a performance!

By exposing her stockings that were held up by sparkling garters and her bare thighs, Lottie Collins became an icon of the "Naughty Nineties" in the United Kingdom.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
in USA


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