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Dolly Collection

"Dolly: A Tale of Glamour, Talent, and Sisterhood" Step into the enchanting world of Dolly, where the captivating story of The Dolly Sisters unfolds

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters, New York

The Dolly Sisters, New York
The Dolly Sisters in the Greenwich Village Follies, New York, 1924. Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston 1924

Background imageDolly Collection: DOLLY TUB

DOLLY TUB
A laundry worker using a dolly stock and tub to clean clothes, prior to the invention of the washing machine

Background imageDolly Collection: SIDESHOW POSTER, c1949. Circus sideshow poster by Nieman Eisman, featuring Celesta Geyer

SIDESHOW POSTER, c1949. Circus sideshow poster by Nieman Eisman, featuring Celesta Geyer, known as Jolly Dolly Dimple, c1949

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters in the Casino de Paris show Paris New York, 1927 Date: 1927

The Dolly Sisters in the Casino de Paris show Paris New York, 1927 Date: 1927

Background imageDolly Collection: Photo of The Dolly Sisters

Photo of The Dolly Sisters
Black and white photograph of popular revue stars the Dolly Sisters in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 19th December 1925

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters, Paris

The Dolly Sisters, Paris
The Dolly Sisters wearing creations by Jean Patou in La Valse Lumineuse, Paris En Fleurs, Casino de Paris, Paris, 1925 1925

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters wearing Lucile gowns

The Dolly Sisters wearing Lucile gowns in the I Love Thou Lovest number, League of Notions, London, 1921 1921

Background imageDolly Collection: The Rocky Twins dressed in drag as the Dolly Sisters, Paris

The Rocky Twins dressed in drag as the Dolly Sisters, Paris, late 1920s late 1920s

Background imageDolly Collection: The Rocky Twins dressed in drag as the Dolly Sisters, Paris

The Rocky Twins dressed in drag as the Dolly Sisters, Paris, late 1920s late 1920s

Background imageDolly Collection: Dolly Sisters and chorus in Diamond tableaux

Dolly Sisters and chorus in Diamond tableaux
The Dolly Sisters wearing creations by Jean Patou and chorus in the tableaux La Mine Diamants (Diamond Mine), Paris En Fleurs, Casino de Paris, Paris, 1925 1925

Background imageDolly Collection: Glamour art deco postcard by Dolly Tree

Glamour art deco postcard by Dolly Tree
Fragrant Greetings - art deco sketch by Dolly Tree Date: 1918

Background imageDolly Collection: Sketch of the Dolly Sisters, Paris

Sketch of the Dolly Sisters, Paris
Illustration of the Dolly Sisters by Zig for a promotional leaflet for Paris - New York, Casino de Paris, 1927 1927

Background imageDolly Collection: Dolly of the Chop House

Dolly of the Chop House
Wily owner of the chop house in Queen s-head-passage, London, Dollys fame was such that she is remembered in print. Here she pours herself a medicinal drop of something

Background imageDolly Collection: Programme cover for The Beauty Spot, 1917

Programme cover for The Beauty Spot, 1917
Programme cover for The Beauty Spot at the Gaiety Theatre, London, 1917. Artwork by Dolly Tree. Date: 1917

Background imageDolly Collection: Glymiel Jelly - Nobody in OUR family suffers from chapped hands

Glymiel Jelly - Nobody in OUR family suffers from chapped hands. Glymiel Jelly stops all that. Date: c.1924

Background imageDolly Collection: Music cover, Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong

Music cover, Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong
Music cover, Hello, Dolly! Words and music by Jerry Herman, recorded by Louis Armstrong. 1963

Background imageDolly Collection: Costume design for the Dolly Sisters

Costume design for the Dolly Sisters
Costume design for a green outfit by Jean Le Seyeux for the Dolly Sisters in A vol d oiseau, Edouard VII Theatre, Paris, 1923 1923

Background imageDolly Collection: Portrait of the Dolly Sisters, Paris

Portrait of the Dolly Sisters, Paris
The Dolly Sisters in Paris En Fleurs, Casino de Paris, Paris, 1925. Photograph by R. Sobol. 1925

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters performing their Persian Dance 1921

The Dolly Sisters performing their Persian Dance 1921
The Dolly Sisters as they perform their Persian dance in the " League of Notions", a popular revue at the New Oxford

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters in Paris en Fleurs, Casino de Paris, Paris, 1925 Date: 1925

The Dolly Sisters in Paris en Fleurs, Casino de Paris, Paris, 1925 Date: 1925

Background imageDolly Collection: The marriage of Rosie Dolly and Irving Netcher in New York 1

The marriage of Rosie Dolly and Irving Netcher in New York 16/3/32 with New York Mayor Walker Date: 1932

Background imageDolly Collection: Girls Wash Dolls Clothes

Girls Wash Dolls Clothes
Two girls peg out their dolls laundry on a washing line in the garden. Date: circa 1890

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters in Paris-New York

The Dolly Sisters in Paris-New York
The Dolly Sisters in a scene from Paris-New York, Paris, 1927 1927

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters and Pearl White

The Dolly Sisters and Pearl White, location unknown, 1920s 1920s

Background imageDolly Collection: My first dolly (colour litho)

My first dolly (colour litho)
3101604 My first dolly (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: My first dolly. Illustration for Little Folks Beauty Pictures (Ward, Lock, and Tyler)

Background imageDolly Collection: Children in 1864

Children in 1864
Latest Paris fashions for Victorian children, girls from two to eight years of age wearing three quarter length frocks and the older boy wearing knickerbockers. 1864

Background imageDolly Collection: Advertising flyer for the Dolly Sisters in Sitting Pretty

Advertising flyer for the Dolly Sisters in Sitting Pretty

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters, London

The Dolly Sisters, London
The Dolly Sisters in their bridal attire by Paul Poiret from League of Notions, New Oxford Theatre, London, 1921 1921

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters, Paris, 1924

The Dolly Sisters, Paris, 1924
Photograph showing The Dolly Sisters clad in an feathered outfit at the Palace Theatre, Paris, 1924. Janzieska and Roszieska Deutsch, known simply as Jenny and Rosie Dolly

Background imageDolly Collection: Doing Laundry 1940S

Doing Laundry 1940S
A housewife uses a kind of dolly leg with a rubber plunger on the end of it to wash her clothes in a metal tub. Date: 1940s (re-enactment)

Background imageDolly Collection: Margaret Atwood wearing a Dolly Tree suit and a fur wrap

Margaret Atwood wearing a Dolly Tree suit and a fur wrap in We Went to College (1936) Date: 1936

Background imageDolly Collection: Lana Turner in a scene from Calling Dr Kildare (1939)

Lana Turner in a scene from Calling Dr Kildare (1939) wearing a Dolly Tree gown Date: 1939

Background imageDolly Collection: Lana Turner in Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938)

Lana Turner in Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938) wearing a Dolly Tree creation originally designed for Virginia Grey in Rosalie (1937), with Robert Young Date: 1937

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters in Paris Sans Voile, Ambassadeurs Theatre

The Dolly Sisters in Paris Sans Voile, Ambassadeurs Theatre, Paris, 1923 Date: 1923

Background imageDolly Collection: Girls and their toy horse

Girls and their toy horse - Two girls in the garden giving their dolly a ride on the wooden horse. Artist: Millicent Sowerby Date: circa 1920

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters and John Westley in His Bridal Night, 1916, New York Date: 1916

The Dolly Sisters and John Westley in His Bridal Night, 1916, New York Date: 1916

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters in His Bridal Night, 1916, New York Date: 1916

The Dolly Sisters in His Bridal Night, 1916, New York Date: 1916

Background imageDolly Collection: Dolly Sisters from League of Notions at London Pavilion

Dolly Sisters from League of Notions at London Pavilion
Portraits of the Dolly Sisters in their Persian outfits from Charles Cochrans League of Notions at the London Pavilion, 1922 Date: 1922

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters in their Dressing Room

The Dolly Sisters in their Dressing Room Date: 1927

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters resting, Paris

The Dolly Sisters resting, Paris
The Dolly Sisters with Maurice Chevalier and Yvonne Valle, resting during a perfomance of Paris en Fleurs, Casino de Paris, Paris, 1925 1925

Background imageDolly Collection: Dolly Sisters wearing their Ciro pearl costumes

Dolly Sisters wearing their Ciro pearl costumes
The Dolly Sisters wearing their Ciro pearl in League of Notions, London, 1921 1921

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters in Oh Look

The Dolly Sisters in Oh Look
Sheet music for My Isle of Golden Dreams featuring the Dolly Sisters in Oh Look!, USA, 1918 1918

Background imageDolly Collection: The Dolly Sisters in the Merry Countess

The Dolly Sisters in the Merry Countess
Sheet music for Tango Dance from The Merry Countess, featuring the Dolly Sisters and Martin Brown, USA, 1912 1912

Background imageDolly Collection: Hull Fair Sideshow / 1958

Hull Fair Sideshow / 1958
Sensational sideshow at Hull Fair, run by the Testo family (left to right: Dolly, Amy, and George)

Background imageDolly Collection: Dolly Sisters / Fantasio

Dolly Sisters / Fantasio
DOLLY SISTERS Jenny and Rosie, American stage performers, with what looks like a mirror, but isn t

Background imageDolly Collection: Water Babies by Muriel Dawson

Water Babies by Muriel Dawson
A little girl in in a bath tub makes sure that her dolly is clean too. Date: c.1925

Background imageDolly Collection: Love's Bitter Potion or Dolly Pregnant, symbolism of lost virginity, after a work by Boitard

Love's Bitter Potion or Dolly Pregnant, symbolism of lost virginity, after a work by Boitard
1000931 Love's Bitter Potion or Dolly Pregnant, symbolism of lost virginity, after a work by Boitard. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs

Background imageDolly Collection: Love's Bitter Potion or Dolly Pregnant, symbolism of lost virginity, after a work by Boitard

Love's Bitter Potion or Dolly Pregnant, symbolism of lost virginity, after a work by Boitard
1000932 Love's Bitter Potion or Dolly Pregnant, symbolism of lost virginity, after a work by Boitard. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs



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"Dolly: A Tale of Glamour, Talent, and Sisterhood" Step into the enchanting world of Dolly, where the captivating story of The Dolly Sisters unfolds. Born in New York, these vivacious performers took the entertainment industry by storm with their mesmerizing acts. As we gaze upon a vintage sideshow poster from 1949, we are introduced to Celesta Geyer, famously known as Jolly Dolly Dimple – her infectious energy radiating from the vibrant colors. The mention of a "Dolly Tub" piques our curiosity – perhaps it was an essential prop in one of their dazzling performances? And there they are again, stealing hearts on stage alongside a chorus in Diamond tableaux. This image transports us back to 1927 when The Dolly Sisters graced the Casino de Paris show in both Paris and New York. A photograph captures their undeniable charm; two sisters who conquered not only stages but also hearts worldwide. Their elegance is evident as they don Lucile gowns – epitomizing style and sophistication. In 1917's program cover for The Beauty Spot, we catch a glimpse of their allure that captivated audiences night after night. Delving deeper into this captivating era, we stumble upon a glamorous art deco postcard created by none other than Dolly Tree herself – an artist whose talent matched that of The Dolly Sisters'. A sketch further immortalizes them within the realms of Parisian glamour. But wait. Who are these Rocky Twins dressed as drag versions of The Dolly Sisters? It seems even fellow performers couldn't resist paying homage to these iconic siblings' legacy. "Dolly" encapsulates more than just a name; it symbolizes an era filled with glitz and grandeur. Through photographs and memorabilia spanning decades, we uncover the extraordinary journey undertaken by two sisters who left an indelible mark on both sides of the Atlantic.