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Young Dancers, Pozega, Croatia, by Atelier Wollner, circa 1920s
This RPPC (Real Photo Post Card) was produced at the Atelier Wollner in
Prozega, Croatia (what was then Yugoslavia), a small Eastern European
city whose history stretches back a thousand, or so, years. $ 22.00 USD by Red Poulain via Etsy: www.etsy.com/lis...
This RPPC (Real Photo Post Card) was produced at the Atelier Wollner in Prozega, Croatia (what was then Yugoslavia), a small Eastern European city whose history stretches back a thousand, or so, years. $22.00 USD by Red Pou...
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Julian Eltinge (1881-1941), born William Julian Dalton, near Boston Mass., was one of the most famous female impersonators of the 20th century. Making his Broadway debut in 1904, just a few years before this portrait was made, he soon rose to international stardom, both in vaudeville, and on the silent screen.

At the height of his fame, he starred with a young Rudolph Valentino (not as a woman, but as a man, a la Jack Lemmon's character in "Some Like it Hot"), had stage sets for one of his reviews designed by Erté, a theater named after him on 42nd Street in NYC, and lived in one of the most palatial mansions of Southern California.

As to the most often asked question, it remains unanswered. No lover of either sex ever emerged, though he himself (those days being what they were) is said to have adopted a hyper-masculine demeanor when out of character, going so far as physically attacking stage hands, or even members of the audience, who were careless enough to suggest out loud that he might be homosexual. When stars of the period who knew him were asked, it is said they could go either way...oops :)
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Louise Armandine Duval (1879-1940) who took the stage name Armande Cassive, was a popular comic actress of the French theater.
Raised in an Ursuline convent, she began her work on the stage in the late 19th century, and also appeared in film in later years. Below is a quote by critic Carl Van Vechten (writer, photographer, patron of the Harlem Renaissance, and long time friend of Gertrude Stein) from "The Merry-Go-Round," in which he heaps praise upon Mlle. Cassive, apparently considering her a very funny lady, indeed!
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1866 was the year in which the opéra comique "Mignon" by Ambroise Thomas (based upon a novel by Goethe) opened with great success in Paris. From there, its popularity spread through Europe and the Americas.Though the opera went through a number of changes in language, in endings (from happy, to tragic, and back again), etc., it remained hugely popular, and the story, of a tragical Gypsy girl (you'll get no spoilers here), took hold in the popular imagination.
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We just can't get over this lovely image of two women sharing a book. Such a wonderful representation of how we can share our love of reading with a close friend or sister.

This image was produced by B. Bing of Austria. Unfortunately, we have no background info. It was probably a publicity still of two actresses as they appeared in a popular stage production.
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Posted from Belgium in 1904, a very cute image of Belle Epoque dancer, Mlle. Caux.
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1920s RPPC by Stanislas Portraits d'Art, Paris. This is, in all likelihood a one of a kind image. Really weirdly wonderful. Such costumes, and the way the couple was directed by the photographer. Amazing stuff! We are always so pleased when we are able to share something like this with you. :)

I love the way this couple have posed. So much attitude! Plus, I adore their costumes. His headdress is just amazing.
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Mlle. Deguez made quite a name for herself performing something called the "Danse des Cheveux," or "Hair Dance." We haven't yet uncovered anything definite on the origin of Mlle. Deguez' dance, but think it's probable that it was an interpretation of the Danse des Cheveux performed by young unmarried women among the Berber people of Morocco.
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Really wonderful! Not the typical Pierrot image! A beautifully and brightly-colored hand-tinted card published by Bleuet, probably in the 1920s, showing Pierrot wooing Colombinette under the moon, while holding a mandolin in one hand. We love the wonderful scarves that grace each of the lovers' heads. Very nice coloration.
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This image of Mlle. Gallet, about whom we have found no biographical information whatsoever, was published by Monsieur G. Piprot of Paris, sometime between the years 1900 and 1904.

A wonderfully evocative card (don't you just love the curled toe on her heeled slipper?), in very nice unposted condition.
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Arlette Dorgère in Maenad Attire, Theatre Variete, circa 1900
Gorgeous image of beautiful French stage performer Arlette Dorgère. So
beautiful! This one will find its way into our Marvelous Maenad section,
of course :) 19.00 USD, by redpoulaine via Etsy http://ift.tt/10pio9o Mlle. Dorgère was a favorite on the Paris...
Gorgeous image of beautiful French stage performer Arlette Dorgère. So beautiful! This one will find its way into our Marvelous Maenad section, of course :) 19.00 USD, by redpoulaine via Etsy http://ift.tt/10pio9o Mlle. Dor...
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Fine vintage postcards, photographs, paper ephemera and related vintage items.
Introduction
A husband and wife joint enterprise, Red Poulaine is an Etsy shop offering vintage postcards and related items.

We take pride in finding interesting vintage items to share with our customers. We specialize in vintage photographs and postcards, but our stock includes other items, as well. To receive a 10% discount, enter coupon code GPLUSRPFAN when purchasing directly from our shop on Etsy.

We hope you'll visit our blog, Red Poulaine's Musings.


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Our goal at Red Poulaine is to offer fine vintage items to our customers, while providing the best customer service possible.