Folies Bergère

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The Folies Bergère is a cabaret music hall, located in Paris, France.wikipedia
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Josephine Baker

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In 1926, Josephine Baker, an African-American expatriate singer, dancer and entertainer, caused a sensation at the Folies Bergère by dancing in a costume consisting of a skirt made of a string of artificial bananas and little else. During his 48 years at the Folies, he launched the careers of many French stars including Maurice Chevalier, Mistinguett, Josephine Baker, Fernandel and many others.
During her early career Baker was renowned as a dancer, and was among the most celebrated performers to headline the revues of the Folies Bergère in Paris.

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

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In 1882, Édouard Manet painted his well-known painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère which depicts a bar-girl, one of the demimondaines, standing before a mirror.
It depicts a scene in the Folies Bergère nightclub in Paris.

Cabaret

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The Folies Bergère is a cabaret music hall, located in Paris, France.
In 1911, the producer Jacques Charles of the Olympia Paris created the grand staircase as a setting for his shows, competing with its great rival, the Folies Bergère which had been founded in 1869.

Belle Époque

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The house was at the height of its fame and popularity from the 1890s' Belle Époque through the 1920s.
The Folies Bergère was another landmark venue.

Music hall

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In 1886, Édouard Marchand conceived a new genre of entertainment for the Folies Bergère: the music-hall revue.
The first Paris music call built specially for that purpose was the Folies-Bergere (1869); it was followed by the Moulin Rouge (1889), the Alhambra (1866), the first to be called a music hall, and the Olympia (1893).

9th arrondissement of Paris

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Located at 32 rue Richer in the 9th Arrondissement, the Folies Bergère was built as an opera house by the architect Plumeret.

Loie Fuller

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In the early 1890s, the American dancer Loie Fuller starred at the Folies Bergère.
A regular performer at the Folies Bergère with works such as Fire Dance, Fuller became the embodiment of the Art Nouveau movement and was often identified with Symbolism, as her work was seen as the perfect reciprocity between idea and symbol.

Maurice Chevalier

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During his 48 years at the Folies, he launched the careers of many French stars including Maurice Chevalier, Mistinguett, Josephine Baker, Fernandel and many others.
Chevalier then started a relationship with 36-year-old Mistinguett at the Folies Bergère, where he was her 23-year-old dance partner; they eventually played out a public romance.

Mistinguett

During his 48 years at the Folies, he launched the careers of many French stars including Maurice Chevalier, Mistinguett, Josephine Baker, Fernandel and many others.
Bourgeois made her debut as Mistinguett at the Casino de Paris in 1895 and went on to appear in venues such as the Folies Bergère, Moulin Rouge and Eldorado.

Jean Gabin

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Gabin left school early, and worked as a laborer until the age of 19 when he entered show business with a bit part in a Folies Bergères production.

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The Folies Bergère is a cabaret music hall, located in Paris, France.
In 1911, the dance hall Olympia Paris invented the grand staircase as a settling for its shows, competing with its great rival, the Folies Bergère.

Pierre Boulez

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He also played the ondes Martenot (an early electronic instrument), improvising accompaniments to radio dramas and occasionally deputising in the pit orchestra of the Folies Bergère.

Eugénie Fougère

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Fougère became a popular and excentric singer (gommeuse ) and dancer that performed in famous theatres, such as the Folies Bergère and L'Olympia.

Aimée Campton

Her lively on-stage character and English accent while speaking French greatly amused audiences at the Folies Bergère.

Margaret Kelly (dancer)

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Beginning in 1930, Kelly danced in Paris for the Folies Bergère.

Liane de Pougy

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Liane de Pougy (born Anne Marie Chassaigne, 2 July 1869 – 26 December 1950), was a Folies Bergère vedette and dancer renowned as one of Paris's most beautiful and notorious courtesans.

Nala Damajanti

Nala Damajanti was the stage name of a late 19th-century snake charmer who toured with P.T. Barnum's circus and performed at the famed Folies Bergère in Paris.

Louisa Baïleche

Louisa Baïleche has performed on the Comédie-Française stage as well as the Folies Bergère, in a French version of the musical Nine.

Odette Valery

She moved to Paris where she danced with the Ballet Excelsior at the Folies Bergère.

La Belle Otero

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She wound up as the star of Folies Bèrgere productions in Paris.

Liliane Montevecchi

After some television work in series such as Playhouse 90 and Adventures in Paradise at the end of the decade, Montevecchi opted to leave Hollywood for a star spot in the Folies Bergère in Las Vegas, toured with the company for nine years before appearing at the Folies Bergère in Paris from 1972 to 1978.

Yvonne Printemps

Printemps was dancing at the Folies Bergère at the age of 13.

Raimu

Primarily a comedian, in 1916 writer/director Sacha Guitry gave him significant parts in productions at the Folies Bergère and other major venues.

Ziegfeld Follies

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The Folies Bergère inspired the Ziegfeld Follies in the United States and other similar shows, including a longstanding revue, the Las Vegas Folies Bergere, at the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and the Teatro Follies in Mexico.
Inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris, the Ziegfeld Follies were conceived and mounted by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., reportedly at the suggestion of his then-wife, the stage actress and singer Anna Held.

Winterland Ballroom

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These included the Folies Bergère of 1939 at the Broadway Theater in New York and the Folies Bergère of 1944 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
Impresario Clifford C. Fischer staged an authorized production of the Folies Bergère, the Folies Bergère of 1944, at the Winterland Ballroom in November 1944.