Size: 15 x 22.5 inches
Artist: Edgard Derouet and Paul Fromentier
About The Poster:
This 1953 poster advertises a beard-themed music and dancing event to be held on April 17th at the Moulin Rouge in Paris. The event was organized yearly by Edgard Derouet, a French poster artist, and promotes a beard contest and gifts for all bearded attendees.
This poster was a collaboration between Derouet and fellow illustrator Paul Fromentier, with whom he frequently worked. Derouet was better known for his humorous style and endearing characters, as seen in his Loterie Nationale posters featuring a variety of comical illustrations.
This "Bal des Barbus" poster is another great example of his comedic sensibility. It has some foxing along the edges, but is otherwise in good condition and linen-backed.
About the Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge is a cabaret in Paris, France best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe. Today, the Moulin Rouge is a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world. The club's decor still contains much of the romance of fin de siècle France. Since 1963 and the success of the Frou-Frou revue, out of superstition Jacki Clérico chooses only revue titles that start with the letter F. Naturally, the famous French cancan is performed at every revue. (Wikipedia)