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Folies Bergere 1935/Femmes En Folie

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B: Glamour girls29 of 37Some more of the 1963 calendar girlsEarly Boudoir Style Cabinet Portrait Card
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Posted 2 years ago


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Folies Bergere 1935/Femmes En Folie
This is an item I found in the attic, it just screamed, 'look at me'.
It was her crown that got my attention.
Front & Back Cover are in Burgundy.


  1. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 2 years ago
    The crown on her head! Then after you open, Wow, not what I was expecting.
  2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Wonderful beaux love it ! yes that crown is just placed right :-) but a great piece of history from a Play I would think .
  3. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 2 years ago
    Thanx, Manikin!
  4. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 2 years ago
    Thank-you kerry10456!
  5. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 2 years ago
    Thank-You, wolcott1 & officialfuel!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Fabulous pprogramme.
    The front cover has Tania in a robe and then........

    There's more to that crown than meets the eye!

    These days there are Brazilians, but in the thirties there was Visirova, Tania.
    She was born in 1908 in Besarabia moved on to the Caucasus during the Russian revolution and finally landed in Paris in 1927. She was the beauty of her time and danced nude in the corps de ballet of the Folies Bergere. She modelled for Matisse Poliakoff, Renoir and others; she was known for her charm and sensuality and the crowds chanted "la Visarova». She also caught the eye of the King of Albania, King Zog.
    In 1929 it is said she married him disappeared for four years to the harem (one of four wives) in Tirana. Bored, she returned to Paris and was welcomed back to the Folies by Paul Derval as its "Queen". She reigned on the stage of the Folies until the final curtain before the War.
    She even made it into Life magazine with some risque pictures in 1937, 22 Nov edition.
    She wrote about it all in a book: Tania Visirova: Du Caucase aux Folies-Bergere.
    In 1942 she began teaching dance to the poor children of Nice and did so until 1960. She then donned the veil again, but this time as a nun, and entered a monastery in the south of France in Roquesteron.

    She did it all!
  7. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 2 years ago
    Thank-you for info! A Nun, I never would have guessed that, Holy Molie.
  8. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 2 years ago
    vintagemad, Thank-You!
  9. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 2 years ago
    You knew I couldn't pass this one up !! WOW Now I'm going to start a new collection...Small crowns!
    How is that attached ?
    Very nice piece Beaux !!
  10. inky inky, 1 year ago

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