… unless that song really was about Tony and his “tiny dancer”.
The tiniest dancer of 18th Century Czechoserbia was Madame Ljszwlka, known as “the Midget Mazurka” who stood barely 2’ 2:" tall. In addition to being a nvoelty dancer/entertainer, it was posthumously discovered that she had also been a highly successful jewel thief and cat burglar. Her best known lover was the Count of Basie, but she had had many other notables as well.
She often performed with the accompaniment of a Czech composer, the two of them being billed as the Antonin Dwarf Act.
The proposed law, the Antonin Dwarf Act of 1863, would have effectively outlawed all dwarves named Antonin from entering New Jersey. Despite persistent lobbying by the act’s sponsor, State Senator G. Ante Bongheit (supported by his wife, Ivana), the bill never came up for a vote and has been repeatedly voted the 124th most embarrassing law ever proposed in a U.S. state legislature.
The 125th most embarrassing law ever proposed in a US state legislature was a proposition to re-name 42nd Street after Harvey Weinstein. What’s makes it even more embarrassing is that the representative had actually intended to rename it after Harvey Fierstein.
In 1985, gravelly-voiced character actress Selma Diamond donated one of her vocal cords to fellow actor Harvey Fierstein.
Selma Diamond was a closeted lesbian, and the inspiration for the song “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”.