Size: 30 x 45 inches
Artist: Claude Tantin
Alcazar, located in Paris's 6th arrondissement at 62 Mazarine street, is an establishment with a long history of incredibly varied identities. A sports hall for jeu de paume ("palm game" in English) in the 17th century, a printing house in the 18th century, and a famous French cabaret since the 1970s, the location was transformed into a contemporary brewery and restaurant as of 1998.
This poster was designed by Claude Tantin in 1977 during the cabaret years when Alcazar was under the direction of Francois Vicente, a man of dreams and high aspirations. Boasting Alcazar as one of the best music halls in Paris, he then sought to conquer North America with plans to open an Alcazar de Paris in Las Vegas's Desert Inn in December 1979. And why not? According to a review at the time they put on quite a show: Two and a half hour shows with 50 performers; 300 costumes; a flurry of music, colours, and - in the words of the critic - "delirium and euphoria... The sun of Paris!"
A wonderful, vibrant poster for one of the most celebrated Parisian hot spots. Unlined and in very good condition overall, with a big of the bottom left corner missing (see photos).