Full size sold for $ 6,900 US
Poster Auctions International, N.Y. Nov. 2004.
"With eclat and elan, to say nothing of a pair of cymbals, the ebullient,
unabashedly hedonistic sprite calls us to the Olympia to enjoy the 'Russian Mountains'
(Montagnes Russes). The French term for the rollercoaster. The Poster was used
for the opening of this new establishment...It was one of the first places in
Paris that called itself a 'music-hall,' borrowing a word from British show business.
There was a bumpy ride as an added attraction to the usual stage spectacles, but
to call it a rollercoaster was probably somewhat euphemistic"(Rennert
"The Olympia opened in Paris in April of 1893
the start it exploited feminine allure for all it was worth. Whatever its various
revues were called, they always featured beautiful girls in revealing costumes.
A full 15 years before Florenz Ziegfeld thought of glorifying the American girl,
the display of sex appeal on stage was in full swing in Paris" (Gold