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The Folies Bergere

Paul Derval

Published by Methuen & Co, London, 1955
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Lavender Path Antiques & Books (Harwinton, CT, U.S.A.)

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Hardcover, navy blue bright gold lettering on spine, 147 pages in near fine condition, light rubbing to cover edges. Good dustjacket, jacket has rubbing and chipping on edges. 1st English edition. Originally published in Paris in French. Preface by Maurice Chevalier. 32 pages of photos and illustrations. Written by the man who was the director for many years. Paul Derval joined the Folies just before the first World War, when it was beginning to oust the Moulin Rouge as the favorite haunt of the European royalty and aristocracy who made Paris their playground. The "Grand Cocottes" of the 1900's many of whom began their lucrative careers as dancers there, were still queening it over Parisian society. In 1911, under his direction, the first nude appeared, demurely crowned with flowers and seated in a chariot on the stage. since then the nude dancers and showgirls are internationaly famous. The Folies Bergere is a vast "pleasure factory" dedicated to the presentation, on a sumptous scale, of Grand Revue. It has its own workrooms where miles of satins and brocades, the mountains of ostrich plumes and bushels of sequins which go into every production are made up. Interesting backstage information as well as biographies of some of the famous who have appeared there, Charlie Chaplin, Maurice Chevalier, Josephine Baker and more.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003939

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Title: The Folies Bergere

Publisher: Methuen & Co, London

Publication Date: 1955

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition.

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