In my fiction novel, Lola, the main character, strove to become a famous cabaret dancer. Following are pictures of some of the actual people and places that existed in Paris during La Belle Epoch era.
Moulin Rouge is best known as the birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance.
Bal du Moulin Rouge Co-founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller. Close to Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy.
Lola achieves success as performer at Le Bal du Moulin Rouge.
The famous poster was designed by Théophile Steinlen. This 1896 poster advertises a ("coming soon") tour to other cities of Le Chat Noir's troupe of cabaret entertainers.
Le Chat Noir or The Black Cat opened by Rudolph Salis in November 1881 in a two-room building at 84 Boulevard Rochechouart. Unbeknownst to her father, at fifteen Lola sneaks out of her house to present her first performance at Le Chat Noir, a cabaret owned by Rudolph Salis.
Launch of the Folies Bergère theater 1869.