Cheret, Jules(Ice Palace)
Palais de Glace, 1893
34 x 96 inches (86 x 244 cm)
Lithograph | Backed on linen
Although information on Arlette Dorgère's early life is somewhat sketchy, she landed on the international stage by the young age of 19. Among Arlette Dorgère's earliest appearances in Paris was at the Théâtre des Variétés, 1903, in Claude Terrasse's operetta, Le Sire de Vergy.
Mlle Dorgère was not only a great beauty but she was also well-versed in song and dance. She appears in Rio, 1906, as a Greek dancer with the Brazillian dancer, Antonio Lopes de Amorim Diniz, known as Duque, and then, again, 1909 in a musical comedietta called "At Home", by Max Rogers in London. In 190[5?], Mllle Dorgère at the Bouffes Parisienes and appeared there again in 1912 as Colette in "La bonne veille Coutume" Later that year, she featured among the cast at "La Cigale" in the revue Arrête, Arrêtez, Chauffeur.
Arlette's love life must have made good copy. She was one of Paris' great beauties and many men fell victim to her charms. How many time she was offered marriage proposals or if she ever did marry is still unknown to us.
After retiring from the stage, we would like to believe Arlette Dorgère retired in fashion with her beauty still intact and lived in grand style throughout the rest of her life.
Today, postcards and other vintage media, of Arlette Dorgère are some of the most popular, expensive and most likely more collectible than in her own day.
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