Very Good. #G170. PB, Popular Library, #G170, 1956, 16 pages of B/W photos, translated from the French by Lucienne Hill, preface by Maurice Chevalier, author is owner-manager of the Folies-Bergere. Covers have a couple of faint creases, contents browning. Very Good.
Very Good / Fair. Small quarto, 9 1/2" tall, ix + 147 pages + illustrated plates, gilt titles on decorative blue cloth. A very good hard cover over all with moderate exterior shelf wear and rubbing to the corners, some color fading to the margin cloth; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, with light foxing primarily at the endpapers and fore-edges. The front panel and part of the original front flap to the dust jacket are laid in.
Near Fine in very good jacket. First American edition, translated fropm the French. Hardcover. Photo illustrated endpapers. 219 pp. Illustrated with photographs. The story of the world's most famous music hall/ night club, Paris' Folies-Bergere, as told by the man who managed the venue for more than four decades. The Folies began as a well-draped music hall in 1869, unveiled its first naked lady to a scandalized Paris audience in 1893, and eventually became world famous for its barely clothed show girls in the 20th century. Compele with stories of Josephine Baker, Charlie Chaplin, Maurice Chevalier and others. Revealing photographs illustrate the book. Near fine, ownership stamp on half title, in very good dust jacket.
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