The Cyprian’s Ball

George Cruikshank was an illustrator in England during the 1800’s. He is most noted as illustrator for his friend Charles Dickens. Here, he depicts the Cyprian’s Ball at the Argyle Rooms – an annual event thrown by regency era courtesan Harriette Wilson – where the evening would, in her words, “begin in waltz and devolve into the most delightful debauchery”.
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About FV Everleigh

FV Everleigh is a queer preacher’s kid in Los Angeles. After years as an award winning Christian rock star, FV toured the globe producing acclaimed burlesque shows for world famous stripper Michelle L’amour. They eventually moved into John Wayne’s favorite New Orleans brothel and adopted the last name of the Everleigh Sisters who ran an opulent Chicago bordello in 1900. In addition to training at UCLA, Roadmap Writers and the Writing Pad Television Certificate Program, his scripts have placed in the ScreenCraft, Roadmap and Inroads Fellowship competitions. Twenty years surrounded by sex-positive women, outré artists and circus misfits has informed FV’s sexually subversive, morally murky, visually yummy stories where the marginalized always win...eventually.
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