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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Sunday, August 17, 2014

naughty kitten for "naughty anthony"

public domain, thanks freevintageposters.com
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Cats and stockings are not a good idea.  Something is bound to get hurt.  As it happens, that's a fine way to sum up the story of David Belasco's 1899 comedy Naughty Anthony.  In this light tale, an uptight professor becomes enamored of a girl in the hosiery business, kisses go astray, and the professor tries to get out of it by pretending to be someone else.  In this lithograph poster, also of 1899, I think the good prof is the peeping Tom (I can't resist) enjoying the sight of a kitten pulling on a shiny silk stocking. The play wasn't a success, but the poster's adorable.

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