• Short Summary

    THE FOLIES BERGERES, PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL "GIRLIE" SHOWS, IS CELEBRATING ITS HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY.

  • Description

    THE FOLIES BERGERES, PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL "GIRLIE" SHOWS, IS CELEBRATING ITS HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY.

    IN THE THEATRE SET IN A LITTLE GREY PARIS SIDE-STREET, THE GIRLS, AND ONE OR TWO BOYS, HAVE COMPLETED REHEARSING THE NUMBERS FOR THE ANNIVERSARY SHOW. THE TITLES ARE AS SPECTACULAR AS THE PERFORMANCE ... 'A VOYAGE IN A GONDOLA', 'THE COLLAPSE OF A VIADUCT', 'A NAVAL BATTLE', A RAINBOW COVERED ENTIRELY WITH FEATHERS.'
    THE WORLD HAS CHANGED SINCE THE FIRST FOLIES FLOUNCED BEFORE THE FOOTLIGHTS IN 1868, BUT THE SHOW IS SCARCELY DIFFERENT.

    IT HAS ALWAYS FED THE MYTH OF A SAUCY AND SINFUL PARIS, BUT FOR ALL THAT IT'S AS WELL DRESSED NOW AS IT EVER WAS. BARE FLESH IS GLIMPSED ONLY RARELY THROUGH VOLUMINOUS CRINOLINES AND CASCADES OF FEATHERS.

    THE PRODUCER AND DESIGNER FOR THE PAST 33 YEARS HAS BEEN AN HUNGARIAN, AND THE BUSINESS IS OWNED BY A WOMAN. SHE'S MADAME PAUL DERVAL, WHO TOOL OVER WHEN HER HUSBAND DIED SIX YEARS AGO. SHE WAS IN THE THEATRE TO SUPERVISE REHEARSALS, AND INSISTS THAT THE FOLIES BERGERES IS SOLELY CONCERNED WITH "BEAUTY", AND CERTAINLY NOT SEX.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA66ZC7MP9ASNOSA35S21HH5RR0
    Media URN:
    VLVA66ZC7MP9ASNOSA35S21HH5RR0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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