Vintage Music Hall Showgirls - Old Photo and Postcard Album
From the end of the 19th century, the cabarets, casinos, music halls and theaters of the great capitals of Europe and America were famous for their lavish musical spectacles. London, New York, and above all Paris, each had dozens of venues where groups of alluring girl starlets, ballerinas and variety performers - dressed in body stockings, or in fantastic sequined, feathery, sometimes revealing Art Nouveau or Art Deco costumes -appeared on stage before Victorian and Edwardian audiences every evening.
In Paris, the Folies Bergères, Moulin Rouge, Ambassadeurs, Casino de Paris... Some of these pretty ladies, the beauty queens of their day, became stars whose legendary names are still familiar: Mata Hari, Jane Avril, Gaby Deslys, Lili Damita, Josephine Baker... performing dances such as the French Cancan, or dressed as the veiled and seductive Salomé in belly dancing routines inspired by so-called Indian or Oriental dance. Routines that would inspire the musical productions of the early Hollywood cinema movie producers...
The cabinet cards, studio photo portraits and publicity postcards of these gorgeous dancing girls have been collectors' items ever since, and originals are often rare and expensive. Now you can enjoy this huge compendium of early dance artistes and chorus girls as a downloadable, digital ebook album PDF format, with added rolling slideshow functions. Over 100 images, many in beautiful hand-tinted color no nudes. This collection will be of great interest to all fans of theatrical nostalgia and historical thespian fashion!