naughty nineties

naughty nineties

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(Historical Terms) the naughty nineties (in Britain) the 1890s, considered to be a period of fun-loving and laxity, esp in sexual morals
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During those fabled Naughty Nineties, Leno earned pounds 230 a week at Drury lane when labourers were lucky to see half a quid.
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As he sees it, Collins's performance was not evidence of a 'Bacchanalian abandon' (as another nostalgic gentleman put it) which took hold in the Naughty Nineties. (2) Rather, it was a key instance of a carefully controlled feminine sexuality which would become increasingly prominent on the popular stage in the turn-of-the-century years.
Apart from their different methods of cork extraction, the sheer variety of designs appeals to collectors, with novelties such as German naughty nineties ladies' legs corkscrews proving extremely popular.
Byline: After the Swinging Sixties and the Naughty Nineties, are we becoming a nation of prudes?
RETRO FAN Lee Breckon has a collection of memorabilia dating from the feelgood 50s to the naughty nineties and beyond.
NAUGHTY NINETIES: Lots of flesh is on display in Naomi's bustier top and skin-tight trousers.
The last is the focus of the Barbican show, and with works by Burne-Jones and Beardsley, Sargent and Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin and Epstein, it promises a generous visual sampling of the aesthetic climate of Wilde's Naughty Nineties milieu.
begins with an essay entitled.`The "Naughty Nineties" -- Society, The Arts ...
Jazz was born on the wrong side of the tracks in the demimonde, red-light districts of American cities during the naughty nineties. About four centuries earlier, ballet had grown up in the propriety-conscious palaces of kings, where manners dictated all.