A drawing of Little Egypt appeared on the cover of the March 1894 issue of “The National Police Gazette” (one of the first men’s magazines) depicting a dancing girl performing for an all-male audience.
Just after midnight on Sunday, December 20, Little Egypt and her maid took a carriage to the Sherry Hotel.
Seeley, who approached the trial with the smug swagger of a wealthy 25-year-old, swore Little Egypt had not danced nude.
Captain Chapman declared he “would prove that the woman danced with nothing on but stockings which reached to a point about two inches above her knees.” They had the public’s attention.
y all accounts Katherine Devine, a New York City vaudeville performer who went by the name “Little Egypt,” was not a great dancer.