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How sad....Famous in her young days as a performer in Le Moulin Rouge credited with inventing the Can-Can, here is La Goulue, ancient, lonely and living in poverty. Is a rare photograph of La Goulue later in life, alchoholic and distitute, 1920.

Famous in her young days as a performer at Le Moulin Rouge, La Goulue, a rare photo of her in

La Goulue (Lousie Weber) - famous French can-can dancer of the Moulin Rouge

La Goulue (Louise Weber) - famous French can-can dancer of the Moulin Rouge

Colette (1873-1954) romancière française, dont le motif principal de l’œuvre est une célébration sensuelle de la nature dans tous ses états.

* Colette Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette was a defiantly independent woman. She wrote an opera with Ravel, was a confidante of Cocteau.

'La Goulue' - Louise Weber (1866-1929) Can Can Star Moulin R

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These photographers may have never known the significance of the pictures they took and that millions would be marveling at them in the future. From thousands of images, I chose these to give us a rare and fascinating look at how different (and similar) life used to be.:

These photographers may have never known the significance of the pictures they took and that millions would be marveling at them in the future. From thousands of images, rare and fascinating look at how different (and similar) life used to be.

Edith Whitney, most famous as a showgirl for Moulin Rouge

Edith Whitney, showgirl for Moulin Rouge

Born to a laundress in Clichy France in 1866, La Goulue (nee Louise Weber) would grow up to become Paris’ Queen of the Night and muse for Toulouse-Lautrec’s posters of the Moulin Rouge.  At the age of 16 she would sneak off to dance halls dressed in the garments of her mother’s well-to-do clients.  It was around this time that she was given the nickname “La Goulue” (The Glutton) by journalist Gabriel Astruc because she would take customers’ glasses and quickly drink the contents

Born to a laundress in Clichy France in La Goulue (nee Louise Weber) would grow up to become Paris’ Queen of the Night and muse for Toulouse-Lautrec’s posters of the Moulin Rouge. At the age of 16 she would sneak off to dance halls dressed in.

Jardim de Moulin Rouge, 1900

The elephant in the Moulin Rouge gardens. Females were not permitted entry, only gentlemen who wished to pay to see the exotic belly dancers inside the elephants belly

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For Holly:) Moulin Rouge dancer

Zsa Zsa Gabor and Buster Keaton at the Moulin Rouge, Paris - 1959

Zsa Zsa Gabor en Buster Keaton bij de Moulin Rouge in

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