Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris
by Helen Burnham (Author), Henri de Toulouse-Latrec (Artist), Mary Weaver Chapin (Contributor), Joanna Wendel (Contributor)
Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris offers a guided tour of fin-de-siècle Paris at night, bringing a group of its legendary protagonists to life.
The six performers at the center of this book―Yvette Guilbert, Jane Avril, Aristide Bruant, Marcelle Lender, May Belfort and Loïe Fuller―were all depicted by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and in some ways defined by his iconic renderings. Actors and actresses, comedians, cabaret singers and dancers, these figures were the stars of the new entertainments of 19th-century Paris.