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LILY LANGTRY WALTZES, 1883 SHEET MUSIC,THEATER STAR, JUDGE ROY BEAN OBSESSED WITH HER!

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JImam's loves802 of 5422Photo Postcard."Illegal Activities"New York, Maybe  1915-ish ?Italian?Certificate of Attendance Closing Day, CENTURY OF PROGRESS EXPO,Chicago, Oct.31, 1934. DAD PIC #2
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    n Europe, her first name was usually spelled "Lillie". In America, it was usually "Lily."
    Lily Langtry is most famous today as the object of "Hangin' Judge" Roy Bean's obsession!!. In court, those who had spoken kindly of her were often given leniency. Those who had disparaged her usually felt his wrath. He even hanged a few men who hadn't committed capital crimes.
    When a town grew up around his court in western Val Verde County, Texas, he named it "Langtry" for her.
    Because of this famous obsession, Lily Langtry is always mentioned, if not portrayed, in any book or movie in which Judge Bean is portrayed.
    She was a famous entertainer, who once dropped a chunk of ice down the Prince Of Wales Shirt!!
    Queen Victoria's youngest son, Prince Leopold, hung her portrait over his bed. The Queen was not amused and personally removed the offending art work!
    Artists John Everett Millais, Edward Poynter, George Frederic Watts, Edward Burne-Jones and-- James McNeill Whistler--- painted her portrait.
    Oscar Wilde dedicated his poem "To Helen Formerly of Troy, Now of London" to her and wrote the play "Lady Windemere's Fan" for her.

    This sheet was found in a bound album of old sheet music that had edges trimmed to fit the leather album cover when bound. In olden days one piled up the music they loved and took it to a bookbinder and he had standard covers in sizes and chose one that fit the sheets which were cut, but many retained the graphics 'cause the sheets were large, If this had an artist signature, it may have been cut off. I recall it had the words on a label now gone that said" ferro" on it. Could that indicate "ferrotype"?

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    1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      This rarity was sent in by one of my subscribers that was published in my publication many decades ago., She worked in the photo dept at Kodak in Minnesota and was doing something with photography. Her name was Miss Jane B.. And like I do, she collected old sheet music and photography.This item shown belongs to me.
    2. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      Hey! Glad you could drop by-- Thanks!
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    3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      Hi Manikin! Good to see you took a look!
    4. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      Vetraio50--see you dropped in. Good! Thanks!
    5. boysfarm boysfarm, 2 years ago
      Minnows in the milk, Not fake news! haha Excellent.
    6. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      Gross! That is really too much! Roy Bean must have been some odd character--and obsessed with the beautiful singer! Minnows in the milk--I am surprised he wasn't hung for that!
    7. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      As always I appreciate those who clicked "love"!
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