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September 24, 2021

Folies Bergère Performance, circa 1932

“Le Triomphe des Vamps” at the Paris music hall, Folies Bergère, ca. 1932.



It’s fascinating to see scantily clad black men on stage with scantily clad white women in the 1930s. Was France that much ahead of the U.S. in race relations? Or was it more a matter of less strict concepts of modesty?




1 comment:

  1. In 1930, both black men and white women were seen as property throughout the world. In the US as well as in France. Putting them on stage together for entertainment was not progressive, as you imply. It was degenerate, and prurient. Like most things this site ignorantly chooses to glorify.

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