Mistinguett poster

Mistinguett poster

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Mistinguett poster
Dates: 1910
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 oversized rolled item in a tube)
Coll. Number: ms3676.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

Mistinguett (1875-1956) was a famous French actress and singer who performed in French music halls beginning in 1895. Her routines incorporated risque material and were extremely popular across France and beyond. Over her fifty year career she worked at venues including the Casino de Paris, Folies Bergère, Moulin Rouge and the Eldorado. Born Jeanne Bourgeois, she was at one time the best-paid female entertainer in the world and inspired several fashions of the day.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one oversized color poster depicting the French actress and singer Mistinguett in normal dress (i.e. not theatrical costume). Against the background of a green field and small farmhouse, Mistinguett is pictured in a long blue gown and a bonnet ornamented with flowers.

Index Terms

Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)--France.

General Notes

Published in Paris, France, imprint by H. Chachoin.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Mistinguett poster, MS 3676. Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Color poster backed with linen