"A flirtatious young woman enjoys the festivites along with a swirl of other
revellers at this cafe-concert, night festival. Talk about painting the town red,
the night sky is positively scarlet. Joseph Oller, owner of the Moulin Rouge,
took over the Jardin de Paris, which remained a popular nocturnal destination
until it's close in 1914"
"Cheret's earliest known poster, dated 1858, is for
the theatre, and from there he went on to prepare some 500 posters for various
theatres, cabarets, music-halls, individual performers and shows of every description.
The Folies-Bergere was one of his frequent clients for three decades (60 posters)
and so were the Alcazar, the Ambassadeurs, the Moulin Rouge, the Hippodrome and
the Musee Grevin. Some of his happiest and most popular designs are in this category.
He could exercise his uncanny ability to capture the dynamics of the stage in
the movement of dancers, mimes and acrobats" (Rennert,