Gay Nineties


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Gay Nineties

(Naughty Nineties) the 1890s; the fin-de-siècle epoch when traditional Victorian religiosity was flouted. [Am. and Br. Hist.: Payton, 264]
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Adjoining buildings were bought, converted and named the Carriage House, the Benjamin Rush Room, the Gay Nineties Bar and the Fireside Room.
Morley Safer was not way over the top when he suggested to his 60 Minutes audience that it "face up to the gay nineties.
In New York Under Gaslight, Davis eliminated time itself as a reference, the Gay Nineties being juxtaposed with skyscrapers.
The Wild West, Gay Nineties and Hawaiian Luaus are a few other common themes.
SPRINGFIELD ACTRESS BOBBY ERDICH will sing Gay Nineties songs and do old-time comedy bits in period costume in her one-person show, "Madam Sheeza Offkey," in a free SHOcase Concert at 12:15 p.
In 1938 the Rhythm Players went to the Rialto Casino to play for the Gay Nineties Old Time Club on Mondays.
Several novelty corkscrews include a German celluloid Gay Nineties coloured folding Lady's Legs pocket corkscrew by Steinfield and Reimer, Solingen, Germany, 1894 (pounds 200-300).
For instance, ``The Gay Nineties Cook Book,'' printed in 1945, with recipes from the Gilded Age, ran $25 with a cover and $15 without.
I don't know what the Gay Nineties were like, but I suspect they were dour.