Gaiety Girls

Gaiety Girls were the chorus girls in Edwardian musical comedies, beginning in the 1890s at the Gaiety Theatre, London, in the shows produced by George Edwardes. The popularity of this genre of musical theatre depended, in part, on the beautiful dancing corps of "Gaiety Girls" appearing onstage in bathing attire and in the latest fashions. The 1890s Gaiety Girls were respectable, elegant young ladies, unlike the corseted actresses from London's earlier musical burlesques. Later, even the stars of these musical comedies were referred to as Gaiety Girls.

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George Edwardes - Life and Career - Popularising Musical Comedy - The Gaiety Girls and High Fashion
... A major attraction of Edwardes' shows was his glamorous, dancing corps of "Gaiety Girls" ... Gaiety girls were polite, well-behaved young women and became a popular attraction and a symbol of ideal womanhood ... Alan Hyman wrote in The Gaiety Years, At the old Gaiety in the Strand the chorus was becoming a matrimonial agency for girls with ambitions to marry into the peerage and began in the nineties when Connie ...
A Gaiety Girl - Synopsis
... Act I A party of Gaiety girls and young society ladies are invited to a garden party given by the officers of the Life Guards at Windsor, as are a judge of the divorce court, Sir Lewis Gray, and a chaplain ... The officers neglect the society girls and focus on the Gaiety girls, while the judge, who married his housemaid, and the chaplain both amuse themselves at the party in a most unprofessional manner, the judge ... One of the Gaiety girls, Alma Somerset, is falsely accused of theft ...
Gaiety Girls - Description - Stagedoor Johnnies; Marriage Into The Upper Class
... For example, May Gates, a chorus girl in The Beauty of Bath, married a nobleman, Baron Von Ditton, of Norway ... Alan Hyman, an expert on burlesque theatre who penned the 1972 book The Gaiety Years, wrote At the old Gaiety in the Strand the chorus was becoming a matrimonial agency for girls with ambitions to marry into the ... budding stars left him to marry peers or men of title while other Gaiety Girls settled for a banker or a stockbroker ...
Gaiety Theatre, London - Edwardes Years
... theatre's ballet-master and choreographed the Gaiety burlesques and other pieces from 1868 to 1891 ... Lonnen joined the Gaiety for many of Lutz's burlesques ... Edwardes also engaged Ivan Caryll as resident composer and music director at the Gaiety and soon put Caryll together with the writing team of Owen ...

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