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Cancan Fan @barbebleu

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I'm a long time fan of the cancan. How can one with any sense of fun not be? If you share this interest, I would suggest you visit the online cancan community's hub site, Cancan Favorites and join the group. It is located at: Also, have a look at the community's two Blogger/Blogspot cancan sites, Club CCD and Classic Cancan: A note about this blog. I am a refugee from Multiply, which is closing down their blog and group operations. That's a real shame since they had a very good format for both. But life goes on. The initial postings to this site are things copied over from Multiply. When that task is completed, I will post new things of interest to fans of the cancan as I find them. The selection of the photos and videos posted here is meant as a high compliment to the dancers, costumers and photographers involved, but, if anyone objects to their photo or video appearing here, please leave a comment or email me and I'll take it down. I'd also like to add attribution to the unidentifed photos and videos, so please let me know that as well, and I'll give credit where credit is due. You can contact me at as barbebleu2012. You may want to use the search feature and tags to locate things. For example, a search for "le cancan bijou" will bring up the first 15 photos or posts on the site relating to that dance troupe. To see them all, go to an entry that has that tag and click on the tag there. Not sure why the search doesn't do that, but there's a work-around. A list of search tags used on this site appears on the page below called, Tags. The WOW! tab will take you to a page where I have collected images I thought were particularly striking. Great dancing, great photography, beautiful dancers. All the best and hope to hear from you at the sites, Barbebleu CLICK THE TABS BELOW TO ACCESS OTHER USEFUL PAGES ON THIS SITE. - Cancan Fan (@barbebleu)
A very pretty dancer models a costume from @barbebleu

A Very Pretty Dancer

… models a costume from Creazione Danza:

Coup de vent the vagaries of the wind a favorite @barbebleu

Coup de Vent

The vagaries of the wind - a favorite theme of Le Sourire magazine

These are from HPrints

See their entire collection of Le Sourire artworks with these and many other humorous prints at:

That wraps up the coup de vent series, at least for now.

Maudelynn vision of autumn la vie parisienne @barbebleu


Vision of Autumn; La Vie Parisienne Print c.1921 

Hoodoothatvoodoo illustration by vald es for @barbebleu


Illustration by Vald ‘Es

For Le Sourire


Hoodoothatvoodoo illustration by maurice @barbebleu


Illustration by Maurice Milliere

For La Vie Parisienne


Coup de Vent

The startled look is priceless.

Marilyns grandmother from le sourire magazine @barbebleu

Marilyn’s Grandmother?

From Le Sourire magazine, which delighted in such windy art

Lost link

Bundling up a traffic stopping move worthy of la @barbebleu

Bundling Up

A traffic-stopping move worthy of La Goulue

Art by Auguste Roubille for Le Sourire magazine

Available from HPrints:

Bottoms up this very nice cancan image adorns the @barbebleu

Bottoms Up

This very nice cancan image adorns the side of a beer mug.  It looks vaguely like the work of Alice Huertas but isn’t.

The mug can be purchased at: