11 déc. 2012

9 déc. 2012

Moulin Rouge - Folies Bergère - Paris - Bottle Cap

Posters of the two famous french cabaret and music hall in Paris : Le Moulin Rouge and Les Folies Bergère.
The Moulin Rouge in 1900

Moulin Rouge (French for Red Mill) is a cabaret in Paris, France. It was built in 1889 by Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia. Close to Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, it is marked by the red windmill on its roof. The closest métro station is Blanche.
Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe.
Moulin Rouge posters in my Etsy shop

Josephine Baker in Banana Skirt from the Folies Bergère production "Un Vent de Folie"
The Folies Bergère established in 1869 in Paris, France, is a music hall which was at the height of its fame and popularity from the 1890s through the 1920s.
French Cabarets Posters in my Etsy Shop

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5 déc. 2012

Mucha - Art Nouveau - Bottle Cap/Dominoes images

Alfons Maria Mucha (24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs.

Mucha - Art Nouveau - Vintage Digital Bottle Cap Images

Les Saisons, les Arts, les Fleurs, les Heures du Jour, les Pierres Précieuses, etc
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Alphonse MUCHA posters in Folie du Jour, Etsy.

4 déc. 2012

Vintage Mermaids / Bottle Cap & Dominoes

Vintage Mermaids digital Bottle Cap images

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More vintage mermaids bottle cap images in my Etsy shop


Mermaids posters in Folie du jour Etsy.

2 déc. 2012

Maurice Chevalier, Josephine Baker, Mistinguett - Bottle Cap images

Maurice Chevalier, Josephine Baker and Mistinguett Digital Bottle Cap Images. French stars during the roaring twenties () les années folles).
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Maurice Auguste Chevalier (September 12, 1888 – January 1, 1972) was a French actor, singer and entertainer. He is perhaps best known for his signature songs, including Louise, Mimi, Valentine, and Thank Heaven for Little Girls and for his films including The Love Parade and The Big Pond. His trademark attire was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with a tuxedo.

Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. 

Mistinguett (5 April 1875 – 5 January 1956) was a French actress and singer, whose birth name was Jeanne Bourgeois. She was at one time the best-paid female entertainer in the world.

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1 déc. 2012

Francisque Poulbot - Bottle Cap Images

Francisque Poulbot - 1913
Francisque Poulbot (1879-1946) is a french illustrator. He was a gifted draughtsman, but shied away from the École des Beaux-Arts. From 1900, his drawings started to be published in the press. He moved to Montmartre, and in February 1914 married Léona Ondernard, before leaving for the Front.
In 1920–1921, being very attached to the Montmartre life, Poulbot became involved in creating the République de Montmartre (!), with his friends Adolphe Willette, Jean-Louis Forain and Maurice Neumont. In 1923 he opened a dispensary on the Rue Lepic to help the needy children of Montmartre.

Poulbot was very famous for his illustrations of Parisian street childrens. The French neologism "poulbot" refers to illustrations representing Parisian "titis": street children. A perfect example is an illustration of Gavroche, the famous character from the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.
I really like these illustrations ! They are very famous in France.

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