Sunday, January 15, 2012

Can Can!

Nini Pattes-en-l'air, la Sauterelle, Grille d'Egout and
in front of them, la Goulue, in the Moulin-Rouge. Paris

I've been doing a lot of research on turn of the century undies lately, so for pictures, I thought, what better than photos of the can can?! Who else is going to show their belle epoch panties to us?...

So just for fun, some pictures of the Moulin Rouge in it's hey day, with it's most famous dancers: Louise Weber aka La Goulue ("the glutton" or greedy) and her partner, Valentine Dessose ("Valentine the boneless"). Nini-pattes-en-l'air ("legs in the air"), Jane Avril, Mome Fromage ("the cheese girl"), Cha-U-Kao (or "chahut-kaos" meaning "dance of chaos"), and Grille d'Egout ("sewer grating" after her gapped teeth). 

Lots of pictures of knickers! Enjoy! Tehehe!



Le Moulin Rouge c. 1900.





La Goulue

La Goulue

La Goulue and her partner, Valentine.

La Goulue

La Goulue

Nini-pattes-en-l'air (legs in the air)

Nini

Nini

Jane Avril

Jane Avril

Jane Avril

Jane Avril

Mome Fromage

Grille d'Egout

La Goulue et Mome Fromage.
Toulouse-Lautrec.

Moulin Rouge – La Goulue (1891).
Toulouse-Lautrec.

Sketch by Toulouse Lautrec.
La Goulue and Valentine.

La Goulue arriving at the Moulin Rouge,
(1892). Toulouse-Lautrec

Avril (Jane Avril) (1893).
Toulouse-Lautrec.

Jane Avril (1899). Toulouse-Lautrec.

Toulouse Lautrec (1896)

The Seated Clowness (Mademoiselle Cha-u-Kao),
1896. Toulouse-Lautrec.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

2 comments:

  1. Love it! Ou La La! Thanks for the peak at those "unmentionables"! They should be Mentioned! Frankly, in comparison, our present day undies aren't really worth mentioning at all.

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  2. Love it! Ou La La! Thanks for the peak at those "unmentionables"! They should be Mentioned! Frankly, in comparison, our present day undies aren't really worth mentioning at all.

    ReplyDelete