This is at one and the same time the least amused and somehow the most fabulous photo I have ever run across of the one and only Miss Sophie Tucker, Last of the Red-Hot Mamas.
And now we now why - it was that fur collar.
As for what's going on with the hair? The less said, the better.
It's as if she were trying, singlehandedly, to bridge the flapper-dowager divide, with only limited success. Still, she's a grand ol' gal and we adore her.