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Icons of the Jazz Age: The Dolly Sisters

WHEN:

On 10th November 2016 only
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WHERE:

Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF

WHAT:

The delectable dancing Dollies – Hungarian born identical twins Jenny and Rosie – were stars of café society on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1920s. When they moved to America at the age of twelve they began making their living as entertainers. They were close friends of the elite of Broadway and Hollywood – including Mary Pickford and Irving Berlin – and became the essential prerequisite of any celebrity social gathering.

With a focus on their fashionable attire from such luminaries as Lucile, Poiret, Patou and Molyneaux, Gary Chapman will provide a fascinating glimpse of their ‘rags to riches’ story. The talk is accompanied by a stunning array of photographic images, including portraits by James Abbe, which reflect The Dolly Sisters status as Icons of the Jazz Age.

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As we prepare for a 1920s flapper inspired Autumn, here's a glamorous date for your diary.
Meet the Dolly Sisters on Thursday 11th November.
The delectable dancing Dollies – Hungarian born identical twins Jenny and Rosie – were stars of café society on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1920s.
Their talent, their celebrity and their lavish loves and lifestyle enchanted generations and they became models for the ‘New Woman’ of the liberated 1920s. But lurking behind their glamorous story of fame, fortune, mistaken identity, millionaires, love and sisterly devotion is another tale of rivalry, duplicity and tragedy. The true story of the Dolly Sisters is Some like it Hot mixed with essence of Hello! – a dizzying cocktail of delight.
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