The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins by Dean JensenThe true rags-to-riches-to-rags tale of conjoined twins--their journey from freak-show notoriety to vaudeville stardom to movie celebrity, and their heart-wrenching descent back into poverty.
A richly detailed account of the romantic adventures of these attractive and accomplished young women who were at the epicenter of one of the most celebrated sex scandals of 1930.
Chronicles the hurly-burly history of American entertainment from the turn of the 20th century through the 1950s.
Illustrated throughout with rare black-and-white photographs.
The Original Hilton Sisters
One thing we know for sure about the sexuality of conjoined twins: People who aren't conjoined are fascinated by it. As I've told callers, although there are no real studies of the sex lives of conjoined twins, we can safely assume that conjoined twins want -- and occasionally feel conflicted about wanting -- sex, as we all do. But not as conflicted as we singletons seem to feel about them having sex. Typically, people who are close to conjoined twins come to adjust and see them as different but normal; they seem fairly untroubled by the idea of conjoined twins pursuing sex and romance. But those who are watching from afar cannot abide.
Are you in for some glamour? Love scandals? The original Hilton sisters had it all…. Daisy and Violet were born in Brighton, England, in She sold the twins to Mary Hilton, for whom she worked as a barmaid.
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Daisy and Violet Hilton 5 February — 4 January were English entertainers, who were conjoined twins. They were exhibited in Europe as children, and toured the United States sideshow , vaudeville and American burlesque circuits in the s and s. They were best known for their film appearances in Freaks and Chained for Life. The sisters were born joined by their hips and buttocks; they shared blood circulation and were fused at the pelvis but shared no major organs. A medical account of the birth and a description of the twins was provided for the British Medical Journal by physician, James Augustus Rooth ,  who helped deliver them.