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The History Of Moulin Rouge

February 15th, 2012


    The original 1952 film “Moulin Rouge” was directed by John Huston and starred José Ferrer as Toulouse-Lautrec. In this clip, Henry causes a stir with one of his posters for the dancehall.


    The Moulin Rouge is an actual nightclub in Paris that dates back to the late 19th century. Opened by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, the Moulin Rouge got its name from the red mill in front of the building. The club featured women performing scandalous dances like the Can-Can and was made famous by the paintings of artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Another attraction at the Moulin Rouge was the giant wooden elephant Zidler and Oller put in the garden behind the club. The elephant had a stage in its stomach where dancers would dance privately for wealthy gentleman. To this day, the Moulin Rouge is a popular tourist attraction, where visitors can step back in time and enjoy dinner and a spectacular show.


    Visit the real Moulin Rouge in Paris. Take a look at their official site where you can book a reservation for dinner and a show you’ll never forget.