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Photographer's Note

The "Folies Bergčre" Theatre really started in 1871, with the production of excentric exhibition shows under the same concept as the London "Alhambra", with a promenade and a smoking room. In 1884, besides excentrities, they were also performing french "Café-Concert" artists. With Paul Derval as manager in 1919, it became one of the first Music-Halls in the world. In 1926, the decorator PICO redesigned the facade and the inside arrangements in the Art Deco style. It hasn't changed since. Artists like Yvette Guilbert, Liane de Pougy, La Belle Otéro, Joséphine Baker, Mistinguett, etc, performed there. It's now a theater, but the thirties atmosphere is still very present and the vast lobby would be considered as very kitsch.
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The "Folies Bergčre" is located in a narrow one way street. To see the entire Art Deco facade with the side sign and the window, I had to shoot leaning on the opposite wall of a bar. This explains the visible lantern, lightened in PS. Autolevels also.

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Viewed: 1993
Points: 4
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Additional Photos by Jean Michel Peers (ornis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 569 W: 268 N: 69] (1271)
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