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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)
Gabyftst wgc paris 2015 au palais des sports @barbebleu


WGC Paris 2015 au Palais des Sports 💃🏼 Cancan avec ma binôme #Marie #dancelife #dancers #greendress 💚

Nitratediva from the gay parisian 1941 a @barbebleu


From The Gay Parisian (1941), a Technicolor musical short directed by Jean Negulesco with cinematography by Ernest Haller.

Zoraita more than a passing resemblance to saharet @barbebleu


More than a passing resemblance to Saharet

From this DelCampe auction:,162209099,var,Artiste-GirardFrench-Can-Can,language,E.html

Xweini lovely can can girl today shaking her @barbebleu


Lovely Can Can girl today shaking her stuff

Nitratediva gene kelly and company in vincente @barbebleu


Gene Kelly and company in Vincente Minnelli’s An American in Paris (1951).

Moulin rouge in the 1920s @barbebleu

Moulin Rouge in the 1920s

Crown cancan crown records knew how to stretch the @barbebleu

Crown Cancan

Crown Records knew how to stretch the art work budget.  Here are four appearances of the same cancan girls gracing different albums.

From the Both Sides Now site:

Holiday on ice @barbebleu

Holiday on Ice

Satisfied with her performance an unidentified @barbebleu

Satisfied With Her Performance

An unidentified dancer wearing a very tight corset (or with an artistic retouch) lifts her skirts to show some frills.

From a DelCampe auction:,110278878,var,Belle-photo-ALBUMINEE-1900-DANSEUSE-FRENCH-CANCAN,language,F.html


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