“To see Bianca Stella truly was to realize that it is not desire but a sacred awe which
nakedness inspires, an intoxication of the spirit rather than of the senses,
no flame of lust but rather a purifying and exalting fire…
Some day, perhaps, a new moral reformer,
a great apostle of purity,
will appear among us, having his scourge in his hand,
and enter our theaters and music-halls to purge them.
Since I have seen Bianca Stella
I know something of what he will do.
It is not nakedness that he will cast out.
It will more likely be clothes.”
Havelock Ellis “Impressions & Comments” 1918