Monthly Archives: March 2014

LA BOÎTE À FURSY-1899

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Fursy was only a minor share­holder in the Tréteau de Tabarin, On Novem­ber 21, 1899 he was fired by his part­ner Ropi­quet, who wanted to be the only one to ben­e­fit from the promised wind­fall of the crowds expected at … Con­tinue read­ing

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LA CHANSON DE MONTMARTRE — 1899

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On the back­ground of a red cur­tain, and dressed in the same color, a sym­bol of the Mont­martre song­sters uses a small whip to thrash Lil­liput­ian sized mem­bers of the high soci­ety. Through the hal­fopen cur­tain one sees the moon, … Con­tinue read­ing

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D’ VIENNENT-ILS? DU TRÉTEAU DE TABARIN –1898

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Fursy is a man in a hurry: As soon as he is estab­lished as artis­tic man­ager of the Car­il­lon, he leaves in order to set up the Tréteau de Tabarin with his part­ner Ropi­quet. The estab­lish­ment opened on Octo­ber 30, … Con­tinue read­ing

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L’ÂNE ROUGE — 1898

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In 1889 the for­mer cabaret of the Grande Pinte was renamed L’Âne Rouge by Gabriel Salis, the brother of the founder of the Chat Noir. Rodolphe had sent for him to give a hand in Paris, but like almost every­one else, he … Con­tinue read­ing

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Tournee Milo de Meyer (1897/1898)

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Milo de Meyer, who did a stint at the Car­il­lon as a cabaret singer in addi­tion to some com­pos­ing, felt more com­fort­able as an admin­is­tra­tor, if his por­trait by Grün is to be believed: Jovial and ruddy, an emblem­atic cat … Con­tinue read­ing

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TRIANON — 1897

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This year Chau­vin, one of the part­ners in the man­age­ment of the horser­ace bet­ting, attempted an out­right takeover of the highly flour­ish­ing, but lim­ited world of small cabaret own­ers, At great expense, he built a spa­cious the­ater in the gar­den … Con­tinue read­ing

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JOYEUX-THÉÂTRE — (1896)

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The Joyeux-Théâtre cer­tainly was a short-lived and pos­si­bly migra­tory event — the poster shows nei­ther date nor address. How­ever it did offer a pro­gram of qual­ity which enables us to date it: Jehan Ric­tus is top of the bill: his suc­cess, … Con­tinue read­ing

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LE GRAND GUIGNOL — 1897

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On Novem­ber 11,1897 Oscar Méténier (1859–1919) opens his Grand Guig­nol in Rochegrosse’s for­mer ate­lier, using the name of the hero of the Lyon pup­pet show. A guide­book of the time notes: “If Mon­sieur Antoine has his real­ist the­ater, Oscar Méténier … Con­tinue read­ing

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BAL DU DÉFICIT — 1897

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The admis­sion fee from the big ball fol­low­ing the Vachal­cade was intended to bail out the orga­ni­za­tion. Unfor­tu­nately, due to atro­cious weather, the ball was a com­plete flop and the event showed a loss that had to be recov­ered. The … Con­tinue read­ing

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GRÜN DEMANDE DE GENTILLES MONTMARTROISES — 1897

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Grün is now a key orga­nizer of life in Mont­martre and doesn’t do things halfway; For the sec­ond Vachal­cade he decides to dec­o­rate his own float for the pro­ces­sion and uses this small poster to recruit local beau­ties. In this … Con­tinue read­ing

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