Monthly Archives: March 2014

TOURNÉES BARETAFTER 1896 — UN CLIENT SÉRIEUX

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In his plays Georges Courte­line (1858 — 1929) ridiculed the bureau­cratic gov­ern­ment absur­di­ties (“Messieurs les Ronds de Cuir”, “Le Train de 8h47”,…). If Fursy is to be believed (and this is quite plau­si­ble), it was while attend­ing a show of … Con­tinue read­ing

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TRIBUNAL DU CARILLON –1895

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Tiercy leaves the Car­il­lon in 1895 and is replaced by Bertrand Mil­lan­voye, dra­matic author and jour­nal­ist. Mil­lan­voye hires the young and ambi­tious Henri Drey­fus, who had just made his first appear­ance under the stage name of Fursy. Things move very … Con­tinue read­ing

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LE CARILLON — 1894

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This poster by Grün is the sec­ond — and last sil­hou­ette poster –redis­cov­ered. It was done for Le Car­il­lon, founded by Tiercy (Georges Léon Stiers) who began his career at the Déca­dents and who rapidly decided to open his own … Con­tinue read­ing

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DIVAN JAPONAISSTRACK –1893/94

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In this poster, strictly con­tem­po­rary of the pre­vi­ous two, Grün clearly shows his hand — it is a Grün “sil­hou­ette poster”, a genre that he cat­e­gor­i­cally claims as his own. The prin­ci­ple dates from XVI­I­Ith cen­tury when Eti­enne de Sil­hou­ette, … Con­tinue read­ing

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POLEON REVUE –1894

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Still at the Deca­dents, Grun pur­sues his early career, cre­at­ing a shad­ow­graph show, a genre, which prior to the tri­umphal appear­ance of the cin­e­mato­graph, had all of Paris flock­ing to the Chat Noir where it had been launched by Henri … Con­tinue read­ing

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A CHEERFUL MONTMARTRE DWELLER

A CHEERFUL MONTMARTRE DWELLER At the begin­ning of the 1890s young Jules Alexan­dre Grun set­tles down in Mont­martre on Rue d’Orsel. He soon becomes an essen­tial char­ac­ter in this small cheer­ful cir­cle. Dur­ing these years he finds his own style … Con­tinue read­ing

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Decadent’s Concert (1893/1894)

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In 1893 Car­pen­tier, dream­ing as many oth­ers did about the suc­cess of the Chat Noir, hires Jules Jouy away and opens the Decadent’s con­cert hall. Jules Jouy (1855–1896) was one of the great­est cabaret singers of his time and one … Con­tinue read­ing

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