Article about the Folies-Bergères (fragment)1

   ... long conversations with Henri Gauthier Villars, with M.de Flers, with Henri Saillard, with Robert Gangnat, with Robert de Rothschild (and the most wonderful thing is that none of these people was even at the Folies-Bergères!
   The winter season has begun, there is nothing more to say. It was proved yesterday evening upon seeing the countless number of pretty women who were adorning the boxes in the Folies-Bergère. ...Apparently all the elegant people from the beaches and other watering places had returned to Paris to celebrate the Isola brothers.

1. On 2 April 1903 Proust was present with Lauris at the re-opening of the Folies-Bergères; he wrote an article in which he gave an account of the evening in a rather whimsical fashion.

 


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