Of course, nothing this popular is safe from satire, and Trilby was no exception. The odd story of a woman’s beautiful feet inspired countless parodies, including an operatic burlesque called Thrilby: A Shocker in One Scene and Several Spasms, a novel called Billtry, in which the title character is a male model with very long feet, and an amateur play by John Sloan and his friends called Twillbe, in which Sloan played the title role.

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