Theatre: Revival: Nov. 14, 1932

In the days when Paris was lit by gas instead of neon lights and Lithographer Honoré Daumier was discovering that Louis Philippe, "the Bourgeois Monarch," had a head like a pear, there lived a free & easy young woman of striking beauty named Marie Duplessis. A series of shocking excesses brought about her death at 24. In 1849, Dumas fils contributed to the already considerable body of legend surrounding Mlle Duplessis' career by writing a play, La Dame aux Camélias, in which the heroine, subsequently impersonated by Duse, Bernhardt, Le Gallienne...

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