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A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

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spacer A Brief History of the Folies-Bergère

The Folies Bergère was the first music-hall to be opened in Paris, in 1869.
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spacer La Vie Parisienne

"mischievous eyes and gracious smiles"
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spacer Guy de Maupassant on the Foiles-Bergère

"Vendors of drink and of love... tall mirrors reflected their backs and the faces of the passers-by"
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spacer Joris-Karl Huysmans on the Folies-Bergère

"What is truly admirable, truly unique, is the outdoor character of this theatre."
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spacer Prostitutes of the Folies-Bergère

"They are extraordinary and magnificent when they walk in pairs..."
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spacer Émile Zola on the pantomime performers the Hanlon-Lees

The Hanlon-Lees were celebrated English pantomime acrobats who regularly performed at the Folies-Bergère.
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The Folies-Bergère was a middle-class establishment.
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