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A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

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La Vie Parisienne

"The brilliance of Paris is condensed and fills the air in this warm, perfumed atmosphere; but it is understood, as well, that this place of delectation, at once a theatre, a café, a garden, has also been created with the cosmopolitan crowd in mind... It's a kind of Mohammedan paradise seasoned to the Parisian taste one finds transplanted two strides from the boulevard Montmartre. The Hindu rubs elbows with the Scandanavian; the Englishman, the hidalgo; the Italian, the German, the Russian and the Turk live there in perfect understanding. An unmixed joy unites them; there is here no place for diplomacy - politics could find no way to toss in its appeal of discord. Everyone understands the universal language which is spoken at the Folies Bergère, because it is the language of pleasure... everywhere are counters tended by charming waitresses, whose mischievous eyes and gracious smiles attract a crowd of clients."

La Vie Parisienne was a magazine dedicated to reporting the artistic and social life of Paris, it was light, humorous, literary and mildly risqué.

Joris-Karl Huysmans on the Folies-Bergère
A Brief History of the Folies Bergère
Guy de Maupassant on the Foiles-Bergère

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