Theatre: Vogues

With two big girl-shows opening in Manhattan last week (see col. 1) moralists hurried as usual to see them, to make sure they were not indecent. Historians reflected. Twenty years ago Producer Florenz Ziegfeld presented Miss Innocence, with the late Anna Held (milk baths). Of it Theatre Magazine said: ". . . Bare legs and suggestive humor . . . sheath gowns [padlocked] to nothing at all." Also in 1909, famed Composer Richard Strauss's Selome was sung and danced by Mary Garden. Spurred by this event, Publisher Condé Nast's newly-acquired feminine smartchart...

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