At the Café Parisian during the can-can era, a young man, naïve but enthusiastic, arrives from Peru with two valises of money. He's immediately smitten by a lovely glove seller, who already receives attentions from a baron. The baron has additional admirers, including a florist whose beauty rivals that of the glover. Through dance, the lovers vie for each other's attention and affection while everyone can can-can. Written by
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At the staircase's left side base, the ten foot tall torchiere-candelabra is a featured piece of set dressing. Two Baccarat crystal torchiere-candelabras, purchased in the 30s from the Baccarat factory in Lorraine, France, were shipped to the States for use in Jack L. Warner's estate. Too large in scale for the house, the two torchiere remained in Warner Brothers Property Department, packed in wooden crates. One of these Baccaract Crystal torchiere-candelabra was unpacked and used in the ballet set. Rarely released for an outside rental, the identical pair were used in the 70s for an NBC-TV Mitzi Gaynor musical special. Jack Warner had two full time decorator-buyers, covering European auctions and furniture galleries, acquiring pieces of furniture, tapestries, and paintings which would be used in his San Fernando Valley estate. Mrs. Warner, would schedule one or two rooms in their house, to be redecorated each year; she would co-ordinate with the two decorators each room's furniture style, period, and upholstery-drapery treatments. The rooms' used furniture removed and sent to the studio, added to Warner Property Department's inventory. See more
Referenced in Ballets Russes
from "Orphée aux enfers"
Written by Jacques Offenbach
Included in "Gaîté parisienne" See more