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Beautiful, intelligent, quick-witted, and highly talented, Gabrielle Raju, known as Rajane, was--along with Sarah Bernhardt--the most celebrated French actress of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A luminous ''queen of the boulevard,'' she stunned audiences in New York and London as well as in Paris. Critics too were dumbstruck by her forward-looking style of representation, described as ''Nerve Art'' by her contemporaries. She found her greatest successes in contemporary plays by such authors as Meilhac, Sardou, Bernstein and Bataille. But unlike her friend and rival Bernhardt, Rajane has largely disappeared from memory. It is the mission of Rajane: Queen of the Boulevard to help restore her to her rightful place in history. The book begins with a knowledgeable essay by Fran ois Baudot, and includes scene photographs by such renowned contemporaries as Paul Nadar and Charles Reutlinger. These images commemorate a woman who personifies like no one else ''La Parisienne'' and the days of ''La Belle Epoque.''
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 14.88" Width: 12.46" Height: 0.8" Weight: 3.74 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2001
Publisher Edition 7L
ISBN 3882437529 ISBN13 9783882437522
Availability 0 units.
More About Francois Baudot
Jean Demachy has been the creator and publisher of French Elle Decor for 10 years.
Francois Baudot has written many books on fashion and style and is the French Elle Decor journalist specializing in style.