Jan 20, 2017

Ooh-La-La at the Folies Bergere!

Yes, It's a Case of 19th Century Ooh-La-La!

Recently I received an email alert that History Today has published an article on the famous music hall the Folies Bergere which opened in Paris, France way back in 1869. Staging light opera and pantomimes in the early days led to wider success in the 1870s as vaudeville and scantily clad ladies became the nightly fare.

Later in its history, one of Neptune's Silver Screen's favorite actresses and dancers found major success there when she debuted in 1926--lowered down from the ceiling wearing a g-string decorated with what became her legendary bananas...the one of a kind Miss Josephine Baker! Follow the link for a brief Astro-Portrait of the lady, plus, a GIF that captures her Geminian gaiety and charm, and a photo of Josephine wearing her famous Banana Dance costume...if you dare!

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