Art: The Dancer and the Dwarf

Jane Avril was the last surviving member of the most celebrated cancan team-of Montmartre's Moulin Rouge. She was also the favorite model of Painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. From Bern came word last fortnight that Jane Avril had died in Paris, at the age of 75.

In the Moulin Rouge, to the booming of a spirited orchestra, France's bons vivants of the last century watched platoons of girls abandon themselves to the high kicking dance which offered teasing flashes of white, gartered thighs between black silk stockings and foaming whirlpools of petticoats. There, too,...

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