Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Bal Tabarin, Paris

The Bal Tabarin was a cabaret in Paris at 36 Rue Victor Masse in the ninth arrondissement at the foot of Montmartre. Located near the Moulin Rouge in Pigalle. Founded in 1904 by composer and conductor Auguste Bosc, it was built on the site of shacks near the cabaret singers The Trestles Tabarin. Read more on Wikipedia

Lowry probably knew the cabaret from his 1933-34 stay in the city; "Another party gets out of a taxi before the brilliant sign of the Bal Taborin (Lowry's spelling)." ( The Cinema of Malcolm Lowry: a scholarly edition of Lowry's "Tender is the Night" Edited by Miguel Mota and Paul Tiessen Pg. 79).

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