Entertainment: Moulin Rouge

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Entertainment: Moulin Rouge Gender: N/A
born on 5 October 1889 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Paris Arrondissement 18, France, 48n5332, 2e2040
Timezone LMT m2e2040 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 12°45' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 01°51 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 14°24'

Entertainment: Moulin Rouge (1914)


French cabaret venue, co-founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia. Close to Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, it is marked by the red windmill on its roof. The closest métro station is Blanche.

Moulin Rouge (French for "Red Mill") is 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.

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  • associate relationship with Avril, Jane (born 9 June 1868). Notes: Star dancer
  • associate relationship with Colette (born 28 January 1873). Notes: Rêve d'Égypte, 3 January 1907
  • associate relationship with de Morny, Mathilde (born 26 May 1863). Notes: Rêve d'Égypte, 3 January 1907
  • associate relationship with Guilbert, Yvette (born 20 January 1865). Notes: Star performer
  • associate relationship with La Goulue (born 12 July 1866). Notes: Lead dancer
  • associate relationship with Le Pétomane (born 1 June 1857). Notes: Famous performer
  • associate relationship with Mistinguett (born 3 April 1875). Notes: Star performer, 1907-1929
  • associate relationship with Salabert, Francis (born 27 July 1884). Notes: Director after WWI
  • associate relationship with Zidler, Charles (born 29 December 1831). Notes: Co-founder


  • Other Misc. 1889 ("Foottit et Chocolat" comic act begins)
  • Other Misc. 19 April 1890 (1st review, "Circassiens et Circassiennes")
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  • Other Misc. 1891 (La Goulue: Toulouse-Lautrec's first poster)
  • Other Misc. 12 November 1897 (Closed for the first time for the funeral of manager and cofounder, Charles Zidler)
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  • Other Misc. 29 July 1907 (First appearance of Mistinguett; in the "Revue de la Femme")
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  • Other Misc. 1921 (Reopened)
  • Other Misc. 1925 ("la Revue Mistinguett")
  • Other Misc. 1944 (Edith Piaf and Yves Montand perform)
  • Other Misc. 1960 ("Revue Japonaise")
  • Other Misc. 23 November 1981 (Performance for Queen Elizabeth II)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes time from the blurb for the book Moulin Rouge ! 120 ans en images du cabaret le plus célèbre du monde by Jean-Luc Planche (Paris:Albin Michel, 2009) on Amazon.fr: "La légende l'affirme : le Music-Hall est né au Moulin Rouge le 6 octobre 1889 à a 8 heures du soir» place Blanche, au pied de la butte Montmartre... Legend has it that music-hall was born at the Moulin Rouge, the 6th october 1889, around 8 pm, up against the Montmartre hill, place Blanche" [1].

However, Scholfield notes that the opening date is given as 5 October in various newpapers, e.g., "Le Siècle/ Le Matin" 5 October 1889, p. 2: "Ce soir samedi: Ouverture du Moulin-Rouge" (Tonight, Saturday, opening of the Moulin-Rouge).


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