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Jane Avril | She Was Paris by Night

Parisian born French can-can dancer, singer and actress Jane Avril was born Jeanne Beaudon in Belleville, on 9th June 1868.  Her mother was a courtesan and her absent father, was an Italian aristocrat. Abused as a child, she ran away … Continue reading

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No Shades of Grey with Le Chat Noir

Le Chat Noir  (aka “The Black Cat“) was a 19th C cabaret/nightclub situated in a small two-roomed site on 84 Boulevard de Rochechouart in the Bohemian  district of Montmartre in Paris. It was founded on 18 November 1881 by Rodolphe … Continue reading

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