Rouge my knees

Posted by ESC on September 01, 2003

In Reply to: Rouge my knees posted by Richard Fleischer on September 01, 2003

: The song "All That Jazz" sung in the movie "Chicago" contains the phrase, "I'm gonna' rouge my knees and roll my stockings down...."

: What is the meaning and derivation of that phrase?

: Thanks,
: Rick

I am guessing that in the 20s it was very daring for a woman to show bare leg -- rolling her stockings down and adding a little "blush-on" to her knees for good measure.