La Goulue (Louise Weber) - famous French can-can dancer of the Moulin Rouge
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Edith Whitney, showgirl for Moulin Rouge
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.
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