Tuesday, October 6, 2020

29 Vintage Photos of Beautiful Cabaret Dancers From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries





A high-kicking Parisian can-can dancer, 1895.




A cabaret artist lifting her skirts for the can-can dance, 1897.




Cabaret artist Blanche Vaudon in costume, 1898.




Mistinguett, singer and dancer Jeanne-Marie Bourgeois (1873–1956), at the Folies Bergere cabaret theatre in Paris, 1900. 




A Parisian cabaret artist, 1900. 




A cabaret dancer wearing a fantastic butterfly costume at the Folies Bergere theatre, Paris, circa 1910.




Mr. Leslie Henson serves an ice cream to Miss Dorothy Dickson of the Cabaret Follies, at the Daily Express Women's Exhibition at Olympia, London. 1923




The audience watches the grand finale of the first ever afternoon cabaret performance in Britain, which took place in Princes Restaurant. December 1924.



Indian dancer Mira Devi in costume for a cabaret show, circa 1925. 





People mill around the doorway to a cabaret show in Germany, circa 1925.




The Chorus line from a cabaret show at the Piccadilly Hotel in London, circa 1925. 




Mademoiselle Melsass, a Russian Folies Bergere dancer in Paris backstage before a performance, circa 1925.




Natacha Nattova, the famous Russian dancer, performing in “Playtime” at the Piccadilly Hotel, circa 1925. 




Some of the original members of the “Hoffman Girls” appearing in “Shake Your Feet”, 1925. 




Greta Nissen (1906–1988), the screen name of Grethe Rutz-Nissen, the Norwegian leading lady as she appears in “The Wanderer”, circa 1925.




Two young women who perform in a cabaret at the Piccadilly Hotel strike a pose, circa 1925.




Dancer Edmonde Guydens dancing at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris in a costume made of lace. 3rd February 1926.




Diners and a cabaret performer in the ballroom at Palm Beach Cafe on the Thames. 12th June 1926.



Cabaret artist, singer and actress Frances Day in cabaret costume. She is holding a cigarette in an unusual long holder and sits in front of a backdrop of painted parrots. The high heels of her strap shoes are covered in diamante. 20th October 1926.



Dancers of the Blue Train cabaret troupe get into their costumes for a performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. 7th June 1927.




Cabaret dancers performing at the Prince of Wales Theatre. 7th June 1927. 




The Hoffman Girls, appearing in 'Shake Your Feet' at the London Hippodrome, appearing to be more than a little seasick. 10th June 1927.




Mr. Andre Charlot rehearses his chorus for the cabaret section of the Grand Ball at the Royal Opera House. 1929




Russian-American cabaret and ballet dancer Kyra Alanova, who appears in the revue “Wake Up And Dream” at the Pavilion Theatre. 21st August 1929.




Cancan cabaret at the Piccadilly Hotel, London, circa 1930.




Cabaret artiste Mary Barbour as the Spirit of the New Year, Grosvenor House, London, England, circa 1930.




Members of the Empire Cabaret troupe appear in “Grosvenor Gambols” at Grosvenor House, London, circa 1930.




Two Can-Can dancers adjusting the suspenders on their stockings, circa 1930.




Pianist Jack Harris and dancer Vera run through a dress-rehearsal of a fan dance for the Dressmaker's Charity Ball. 22nd May 1930.




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