Monday, March 23, 2009

Ruby Tuesday



Here are two beautiful ladies dressed in RED for Ruby Tuesday!

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Cheret, Jules
Palais de Glace, 1893

(Ice Palace)

34 x 96 inches (86 x 244 cm)

Lithograph | Backed on linen

Inventory #FRL09490

The lady in red is ice skating.



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Title: Arlette Dorgere, 1904 (poster)
Artist:Jules Cheret
Heigth= 48
Width= 18


Arlette Dorgère
Paris, France

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.



Thank you for joining us today for Ruby Tuesday!

And remember Spring is upon us -- Happy Day! If you find RED buds or flowers blooming any where around you why don't you post them for our meme?

Please sign Mr. Linky and leave a comment. I always appreciate it.

theteach

53 comments:

~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

Those are some great pictures; hope your week is going well.... Take Care friend...

Mojo said...

I didn't pick up on the skates until I started looking at the silhouettes in the background, but I was sure they must be there, because believe it or not I actually translated the French correctly! (You have to understand... for me this is exciting.)

The old arena in Tampa where the Lightning used to play was referred to as the Ice Palace. Whether or not that was its given name I couldn't say but I would think that their first round draft pick (and still their centerpiece) Vincent LeCavalier might have referred to it as the "Palais de Glace". And surely the broadcasters on CBC or RDS would have. Although I'm not sure RDS even existed back then...

Leora said...

I have a book of French posters from this period, and it includes these (I think). I should go look at the book again.

Felisol said...

Hello, teach Mary,
What an elegance.
The Lady in Red with her hour glass figure; I can imagine her sailing over the ice.
(I cannot picture how she managed to get up when falling though, in her corset and layers of underskirts!)
Cool angling of the Ruby Tuesday theme.
From Felisol

Carletta said...

Years ago my Dad purchased a very old calendar and had three prints framed. He hung them on the wall and they are still there today.
Your graphic images today remind me of those. Thank you.
These are very vibrant images and I love the angle of your shots.
Great background info on them too!
Have a happy Tuesday!

Robin said...

I love those old period posters. So glamorous...

How's the foot doing Mary?

Roger said...

Great Ruby Tuesday post Mary and good info!

Ralph said...

The French items here have that typical whimsical style, especially for the late 1800s. a pleaseur to iew!

JunieRose2005 said...

Very lovely!!


I have some up too!


Junie

Catherine said...

You taught me something today. Of course given you're Mary the Teach.
I didn't know her. I know the places, I know Colette, of course, the novelist, ( at the time, dancer, actress, model too).

I love the angle you chose, not to frame them as we expected.

Müge said...

Beautiful lithographies with French elegance! I didn’t know Arlette Dorgère and it was a pleasure to read her story. Thank you for this rich and informative post! Have a nice day! :-)

Jeri said...

Very lovely images - perfect Ruby Tuesday post!

Tink *~*~* said...

Hey there Mary,

Love the one of the ice skater. I think I've seen that one somewhere before. I used to be a huge fan of skating (and then Kwan stopped competing), so I probably came across it in my quest for knowledge of all things skating.

Happy Tuesday,
Tink *~*~*

NEW at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* :
The Empress Lilly, Downtown Disney

Jew Wishes said...

Bella! Beautiful shots, and such nostalgia in them.

Terri said...

What charming women! And that teeny tiny waist! Oi. The posters are wonderful.

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

If only there had been the internet when she was alive, she could have been even more famous! Silly, I know, but I think the internet has given the world so much. Beautiful prints, and thanks for sharing.

ROSIDAH said...

I love your informative posts :)! Those two ladies are real beauties captured in beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing. Happy RT, everyone.

judi said...

Classy! Wonderful RT subjects.

napaboaniya said...

Nice picture of the lady :)
My daughter has got a phobia ice-skating after she cut her leg with the blade of her ice skate :(

Happy Ruby Tuesday Mary!!

sunnymama said...

Great pictures! A really happy feel to them.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I hope she didn't die alone and tragic like Edit Piaf.

Nice prints.

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful prints. It would be fun to decorate a room around those.

Vicky said...

Hello, this is the first time I am taking part in RT meme.Thank you for hosting. Love your pictures, the ladies in red are very pretty and elegant.
Greetings from Malaysia.

EastCoastLife said...

Interesting ladies. I can't imagine an elegant lady ice-skating in those times. I'm sure it was still a conservative society.

Speaking of conservative, my post today is on the erosion of values and traditions in our Chinese wedding.

The young couple insist on black as the theme and elderly relatives were horrified as red is significant in a Chinese wedding. :)

Kay said...

Lady in Red… is dancing with me… cheek to cheek…..

Now I have the song stuck in my head. Mary, if my next story is a sappy throwback Clapton –esque homage to long lasting love… well, I guess I will just have to thank you.

Mine is up

luna miranda said...

love these vintage prints. but they're a bit pricey (for a peso earner like me), so when i got to paris, all i could afford was a shirt with a Le Chat Noir print.:D

Gattina said...

I can only admire her, at least she was not dependend on a man and lead her own life, very rare at that time where women not even weren't allowed to vote !

Gattina said...

BTW there is a beautiful collection of posters from Jules Cheret here in
Wikipedia

Jientje said...

I loved to read some of the history behind this!! Nice work!

Mary, I have created a new space to be able to show bigger pictures.
It's here:
http://heavenisinbelgium.blogspot.com

Mar said...

I love those French works and your header is gorgeous too!

Jientje said...

Sorry!! I posted the wrong link! The second one is the right one!

Greyscale Territory said...

Gorgeous elegance with a touch of pizzaz! Love this style!

Can't find Mr Linky but I have a Ruby Tuesday post! Will check back later!

CJ said...

I just found your blog and have a question about Ruby Tuesday. It specifically says 'photo' but I am an artist. Is it okay to use a piece of art work that displays some red, rather than a photo? or one of my enhanced photos?

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
Beautiful prints! I really like that lady on skates in red. Red is my favorite color! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

DrillerAA said...

Great looking posters. Well done.
After a long Ruby Tuesdayless winter, I'm back this week.
Have a great one.

Deborah Rey said...

What fun! And lovely, lovely 'posters'.
Going for Ruby Tuesday on my own blog, telling them about you.
Sunny greetings from France,
Deborah

Regina said...

Truly classic and fabulous.

Ladynred said...

What a beautiful ladies. Great entry Mary.

Linnea W said...

Nice pics and thanks for the interesting lesson about an intriguing lady! Funny...I too posted a pic of a lady in red today! Thanks for hosting...

♥ Kathy said...

Those are so pretty Mary! I really like them :)

Eaton Bennett said...

Mary, the French Ladies are lovely in your photos.
A very romantic era portrayed here...long gone but not unappreciated or forgotten. Happy RT!

Eaton. :)

Old Ruby Reds

Arlene said...

Hi Mary, these are great photos with red. It made me think what would it be like to live during the era of these ladies. :)

Anyway, my entry is now up...It;s quite late at my end, i wil lcome back tomorrow to visit other participants.

Happy Tuesday!

Melli said...

Oh, I love those! Very nice!

Askew To You said...

I love your fancy ladies. I am familiar with both of them and I do believe that I had notecards or possibly a postcard with the second one.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Jamie said...

This is a tiny picture, but you can see that in the movie "Gigi", Zsa Zsa Gabor's dress in the Ice Palace scene was purposely copied from the painting.

Daryl said...

Nice .. reminds me of the movie Moulin Rouge .. I think I may be the only one to see it who liked it

soulbrush said...

had a loooong day at work, hurried home to do my RT post. greetings to everyone and hiya Mary.

spiCes said...

lovely artworks again here!:) happy RT! and it's still Tuesday here:)my way of saying...i'm late!:)

cakesandladders said...

my first time here! happy RT!

Shoshana said...

I like the ice skating picture.

storyteller said...

Nifty posters ... interestingly presented. I'm a bit late, but I did finally get around to posting a bit of red at Small Reflections this afternoon.
Hugs and blessings,

Terry said...

Aren't they just stunning ladies in red Mary T?
It is four thirty in the morning and I better go to bed but I will come tomorrow to read their stories my beloved Teach.

Next week I will do Ruby Tuesday on a Monday if you don't mind.
I have to have my pace maker put in on Tuesday...Yuk!

I hope that your leg is all right.
I haven't had the chance to check up on you.....Love Terry

Raven said...

Beautiful photos of lovely paintings. I was in bad shape yesterday. Added my name to Mr. Linky but forgot to leave a comment before crawling back into bed. I enjoyed the Shiz post too.