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Posted 6 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, 6 years ago
    The crown on her head! Then after you open, Wow, not what I was expecting.
  2. Manikin Manikin, 6 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, 6 years ago
    Thanx, Manikin!
  4. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    Thank-you kerry10456!
  5. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    Thank-You, wolcott1 & officialfuel!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 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, 6 years ago
    Thank-you for info! A Nun, I never would have guessed that, Holy Molie.
  8. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    vintagemad, Thank-You!
  9. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 6 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, 5 years ago
  11. sylvie60, 3 years ago
    je connaissait très bien tania visirova elle était mon prof de danse classique a antibes, et elle ne faisait pas que des cours aux enfants pauvres de nice, car elle profaissait a antibes aussi, l histoire qu ellle c est retirer au couvent a roquesteron est une fauuse information d ici paris a l époque, oui elle c est retirer a roquesteron mais dans une maison avec sa mère et j allais avec mes grands parents manger chez elle
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks Sylvie for your information.

    Sylvie has said that Vesirova was her dance teacher in Antibes. She taught dance to poor kids not only in Nice but in Antibes as well. She adds that the idea that she entered the convent at Roquesteron was an urban myth spread in Paris at the time. She did go back there but retired to a house with her mother where she went to have dinner with her grand parents.
  13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
  14. MrsWarren MrsWarren, 3 years ago
    It's good to be Queen ;}
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    It should be above: "She did go back to Roquestron but retired to a house with her mother where Sylvie used to go regularly with her grand parents to have dinner with them.
  16. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    This is very cool...I see that this was 3yrs ago but wondering if you recall which crown it was that got your J.K.

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