Tag Archives: #Montmartre

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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Steinlen’s Le Chat Noir of Montmartre

French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, aka Steinlen was born on November 10, 1859, at Lausanne, Switzerland.  He studied at the University of Lausanne and after graduation, married and moved to the Parisian Montmartre Quarter. It was here … Continue reading

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