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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Had she read that novel, she would not say that "Wilde's parable of Gay Nineties decadence portrays an artist whose handsome self-portrait supernaturally turns uglier as the artist himself becomes corrupt" (26).
"Monday was old time dancing night with Ralph Everitt and his Rhythm Players Dance Orchestra - they called it the Gay Nineties Old Time Club, and very popular it was too.
We oversimplify as we teach the "Gay Nineties" or the "Roaring Twenties," but students remember them this way.
How on earth that appalling decade became known as "The Gay Nineties," I cannot imagine.
Paul Cameron has promised that he will be in the forefront of these campaigns with his latest book, The Gay Nineties. Others one the right are likely to use Cameron's research without mentioning the source.
Adjoining buildings were bought, converted and named the Carriage House, the Benjamin Rush Room, the Gay Nineties Bar and the Fireside Room.
And a complex infrastructure of activist, educational and professional organizations give gay life a formidable institutional base and contribute to the general appreciation of "gay power." 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.
The gay nineties. At the onset of the 1990s, stocks of Hawaii's publicly traded companies have been performing poorly, due to a perception by mainland investors that the downward and volatile trend of the Japanese stock market will affect the islands' tourism industry as well as the local real estate market.
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.m.
In 1938 the Rhythm Players went to the Rialto Casino to play for the Gay Nineties Old Time Club on Mondays.