Interesting document from the famous cabaret in Paris, signed in 1924 by the famous dancers Hoffmann Girls.
Two historical documents of the Moulin Rouge signed by the famous American "meneuse de revue" Gertrude Hoffmann, the manager of the Moulin Rouge at the time and ten dancers from the famous show house. Two pages. In French. 21 cm x 27 cm. Paris, 1924. Good condition, perforated pages without alteration of the texts.
12/23/24. Frau Gertrude Hoffmann, the ten and eight Hoffmann's Girls. M Marcel? (name not identified), Administrator of the Moulin Rouge.
The Moulin Rouge - which in Portuguese means Red Mill - is a traditional cabaret that was built in 1889. Located in the Pigalle district, near Montmartre, it is a symbol of Paris, like the Eiffel Tower or the Champs Elysées. Linked to the "bohemian" history of the city, it continues to attract tourists from all over the world and is imitated by many concert halls around the world. The dancers, like the famous Mistinguett, are stars hired after a very competitive and rigorous international selection.
Why are these documents rare?
Gertrude Hoffman (1885 - 1966) was a 20th century dancer and choreographer who was very successful, but also generated a lot of controversy with bold visual innovations for the time, both in the United States and in Europe. Already famous, she became manager of the Gertrude Hoffman Girls, a dance troupe with a chorus and a crew of 18 to 25 dancers who performed on stages in New York as well as at the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris until the middle of the 19th century. from the 1930s, in the heyday of this legendary house.
These documents were donated by the Glórias collection to the Moulin Rouge in Paris in October 2014.