- from Aretha Franklin
560L - 740L
You may recognize the expression “in the limelight.” It describes someone who is the focus of attention.
The expression has nothing to do with the green citrus fruit. It got its start in the 19th century. Back then, limelight was a kind of lighting used in theaters. It was produced by calcium oxide, or quicklime. Aretha Franklin may not have known the history of the phrase. Even so, she spent plenty of time in the limelight. Starting in the 1960s and going all the way until her death in 2018 and beyond.