Divine Lola

Divine Lola

The extraordinary story of one of the most famous women of the 19th century, a woman marked by the scandal that had the world at their feet.

Author: Cristina Morató

Publisher: AmazonCrossing

ISBN: 1542025117

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An enthralling biography about one of the most intriguing women of the Victorian age: the first self-invented international social celebrity. Lola Montez was one of the most celebrated and notorious women of the nineteenth century. A raven-haired Andalusian who performed her scandalous "Spider Dance" in the greatest performance halls across Europe, she dazzled and beguiled all who met her with her astonishing beauty, sexuality, and shocking disregard for propriety. But Lola was an impostor, a self-invention. Born Eliza Gilbert, the beautiful Irish wild child escaped a stifling marriage and reimagined herself as Lola the Sevillian flamenco dancer and noblewoman, choosing a life of adventure, fame, sex, and scandal rather than submitting to the strictures of her era. Lola cast her spell on the European aristocracy and the most famous intellectuals and artists of the time, including Alexandre Dumas, Franz Liszt, and George Sand, and became the obsession of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. She then set out for the New World, arriving in San Francisco at the height of the gold rush, where she lived like a pioneer and performed for rowdy miners before making her way to New York. There, her inevitable downfall was every bit as dramatic as her rise. Yet there was one final reinvention to come for the most defiant woman of the Victorian age--a woman known as a "savage beauty" who was idolized, romanticized, vilified, truly known by no one, and a century ahead of her time.
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Consuming Identities

Consuming Identities

“Lola Montez,” San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, August 12, 1856, 2; “Lola Montez,” The San Francisco Golden Era, August 24, 1856, 5; Seymour, ... The Absolutely Divine Lola Montez,” Montana: The Magazine of Western History 47, no.

Author: Amy DeFalco Lippert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190268978

Category: History

Page: 408

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Along with the rapid expansion of the market economy and industrial production methods, such innovations as photography, lithography, and steam printing created a pictorial revolution in nineteenth-century society. The proliferation of visual prints, ephemera, spectacles, and technologies transformed public values and perceptions, and its legacy was as significant as the print revolution that preceded it. Consuming Identities explores the significance of the pictorial revolution in one of its vanguard cities: San Francisco, the revolving door of the gold rush. In their correspondence, diaries, portraits, and reminiscences, thousands of migrants to the city by the Bay demonstrated that visual media constituted a central means by which people navigated the bewildering host of changes taking hold around them in the second half of the nineteenth century, from the spread of capitalism and class formation to immigration and urbanization. Images themselves were inextricably associated with these world-changing forces; they were commodities, but as representations of people, they also possessed special cultural qualities that gave them new meaning and significance. Visual media transcended traditional boundaries of language and culture that divided diverse groups within the same urban space. From the 1848 conquest of California and the gold discovery to the disastrous earthquake and fire of 1906, San Francisco anticipated broader cultural transformations in the commodification, implementation, and popularity of images. For the city's inhabitants and sojourners, an array of imagery came to mediate, intersect with, and even constitute social interaction in a world where virtual reality was becoming normative.
Categories: History

America s Early Women Celebrities

America s Early Women Celebrities

Seymour, Lola Montez, 300; Doris Foley, The Divine Eccentric; Lola Montez and the Newspapers (Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1969), 15–16. 19. Seymour, Lola Montez, 286, 298; Foley, Divine Eccentric, 163–167. 20.

Author: Angela Firkus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476641843

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Well before television and the internet, there were women who sought fame, flirted with infamy, and actively engaged with their fan base. In today's pop culture world, it can be hard to understand what the lives of these women were like. In their pre-suffrage world, women who attracted attention were considered scandalous and it was largely uncommon for women to become celebrities. Women who rose to fame in those times had to put up with societal standards for women on top of the lack of privacy and free speech. This book provides the details and context to let us know the women who captured America's heart in the 19th century. Rather than looking at influential women who strictly avoided notoriety, it covers the lives of 18 celebrities like Lydia Maria Child, Sojourner Truth, and Jane Addams.
Categories: Social Science

Grass Valley

Grass Valley

Lola Montez rode into Grass Valley with her newest husband , Patrick Hull , in July 1853. The divine Lola , known the world over for her sensational “ Spider Dance " and her no - less - sensational escapades in European courts , played ...

Author: Claudine Chalmers

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738546976

Category: History

Page: 127

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Grass Valley was named for its spring-fed meadows, but its history springs from deep below the soil. An immeasurable wealth of gold lay in ancient river courses, embedded in quartz, or scattered capriciously in surface gravel. Vibrantly entrepreneurial since its inception, Grass Valley echoed with the roar of stamp mills crushing gold-bearing quartz 24 hours a day, every day, for decades. Its mines produced $350 million, and millions more are thought to be buried beneath the modern city. Grass Valley's wealth drew flamboyant stars like Lola Montez and gold-camp-urchin-turned-star Lotta Crabtree. It was here that philosopher Josiah Royce was born and Cherokee writer Yellow Bird (John Rollin Ridge) lived his final days. Grass Valley was often the subject of Alonzo Delano's tales of the gold rush, and more recently, it was the setting and inspiration for Wallace Stegner's best seller Angle of Repose.
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The Divine Eccentric

The Divine Eccentric

withstanding the eccentricities of the divine Lola ' , who was one of the party , and who contributed not a little to its interest . At length , however , after reaching the summit , from causes which our charity is willing to attribute ...

Author: Doris Foley

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ISBN: UCAL:B4422720

Category: Courtesans

Page: 228

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"'Divine and eccentric' were two words most often used by newspapermen of the 1850s to describe 'Divine Lola,' the European danseuse. Favorite of the King of Bavaria, admired by politically and financially important men of Europe, acclaimed for her beauty and fantastic grace as a danseuse, not to mention her many 'eccentricities,' she gained top billings and made dramatic headline news in the United States... Her marriages, her lovers, her wild tantrums, her talent, and her strange efforts to settle for keeps in a gold rush town, has tied her inseparably to California history"--from front jacket flap.
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Cross my Heart and Hope to Kill

Cross my Heart and Hope to Kill

Obviously Lola was preparing dinner. She used only the freshest ... “Ola Wilsons,” Lola said as she poked her head out the kitchen. ... When Janice got back to the dining room, Lola was coming out with the lasagna, its aroma was divine.

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Publisher: Larry Chambers

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First the emails started, the emails from Janice's ex-boyfriend Marcus that mention things only he and she should know. There's only one problem, Marcus has been dead for years. Initially, Janice ignores the threatening emails until the murders start. Why oh why did she make the promise all those years ago? Read this book and know fear. Cross my Heart and Hope to Kill is the long-awaited debut novel by the super-talented Terrance Jordan. This genre bending fear fest is a non stop thrill ride with a great plot and a phenomenal ending. It has been labeled the best murder mystery in years and is sure to become a cult classic.
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Harrow

Harrow

“Rain's not rain if it's not falling,” Lola said mildly. He squinted at Khristen. “Who is she,” he demanded of Lola. ... “I remember when it fell so pretty, sparkling, and the smell, with no exaggeration, was divine.” Lola sighed.

Author: Joy Williams

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

ISBN: 9781782839613

Category: Fiction

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In her first novel since The Quick and the Dead (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), the legendary writer takes us into an uncertain landscape after an environmental apocalypse, a world in which only the man-made has value, but some still wish to salvage the authentic. 'When the book was over, I missed the awful, cleansing darkness of its eyes upon me ' New Yorker Books of the Year 2021 'This is the apocalypse as reimagined by a committee headed by Dalí, Kafka and Yorgos Lanthimos.' Observer Winner of the 2021 Kirkus Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the 2022 LA Times Prize Longlisted for the PEN/ Jean Stein Book Award Khristen is a teenager who, her mother believes, was marked for greatness as a baby when she died for a moment, then came back to life. After Khristen's boarding school for gifted teens closes its doors, and her mother disappears, she ranges across the dead landscape and finds a 'resort' on the shores of a mysterious, putrid lake the elderly residents there call 'Big Girl'. In a rotting honeycomb of rooms, these old ones plot actions to punish corporations and people they consider culpable in the destruction of the final scraps of nature's beauty. Rivetingly strange and delivered with Williams' searing, deadpan wit, Harrow is a tale of paradise lost and the reasons to try and recover something of it.
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An Actor s Life

An Actor s Life

LOLA MONTEZ . 241 Miss Elsworthy's fears . I found her with her maid in an agony of fear , the perspiration rolling down ... pork - packing aristocracy were The Harlot's Progress and a sailor's hornpipe in character by the divine Lola .

Author: James Robertson Anderson

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ISBN: UOM:39015091112261

Category: Actors

Page: 356

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Categories: Actors

The Governess a repertory of female education

The Governess  a repertory of female education

Finding all her endeavours powerless , the “ divine Lola " appealed to the miners ; but the only response rendered was a shout of laughter . Mr. Shipley , the editor , then triumphantly retired , having by his calmness completely worn ...

Author: Governess

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ISBN: OXFORD:590431063

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Wellesley Magazine

Wellesley Magazine

... from her muddy wading place in the gutter , as " Will - ee , " when he is promenading with the divine Lola ... Perhaps Lola's baby talk is a bit overdone , but we get its effect on the persecuted Mr. Parcher , whose daughter she ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXFY84

Category: College student newspapers and periodicals

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Categories: College student newspapers and periodicals