Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Moulin Rouge, Paris
Moulin Rouge is a cabaret in Paris, France. It was built in 1889 by Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia. Close to Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, it is marked by the red windmill on its roof.
There is no documentation that Lowry visited the cabaret. Lowry references the cabaret in the filmscript to Fitzgerald's Tender Is The Night; "we see signs for Moulin Rouge." and ""the red mecacano windmill of the Moulin Rouge revolves." (The Cinema of Malcolm Lowry: a scholarly edition of Lowry's "Tender is the Night" Edited by Miguel Mota and Paul Tiessen Pg. 75 and 79).