Louise and Jeanne: The Antipodes of Moulin Rouge | Victorian Paris


With nearly 600,000 visitors every year, Moulin Rouge is in the top ten must-see items on the tourist’s list. Located at the bottom of a hill in the Montmartre neighborhood—then a sem…

Source: Louise and Jeanne: The Antipodes of Moulin Rouge | Victorian Paris

16 thoughts on “Louise and Jeanne: The Antipodes of Moulin Rouge | Victorian Paris

  1. I lapped this up. I love to read about that time of bawdiness and carefree living in Paris, chronicled so well by Toulouse-Lautrec’s paintings. Sad to read the tragic end of La Gouloue, and the hard life of the young Jane.
    The 1914 photo of the Moulin Rouge is a joy, and the Jose Ferrer film by far the best.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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        1. Well, I wish for comments like this, or even a good rating, on my own website instead of reading it here. We all need encouragement if it is deserved. 🙂

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  2. Beautiful. I’ve been past it but never went in. It’s an interesting area, that’s for sure. By the way, Midnight in Paris is my favorite film about Paris. I recognize so many things in it and the whole story is wonderful…time travel, writers, artists. Dali is soooo funny. Wonderful casting and acting.

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  3. Truly interesting history there. This essay placed the cancan in context for me. It seems tame and commonplace now, but it was eye-opening to read Mark Twain’s description of it (via link provided in essay). Thanks for sharing this!

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