1 Antique postcard 1900s. Cinema actress Zizi Papillon

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1 Antique card with the French cinema actress Zizi Papillon
Not used before but signed (see pics).

Belle Époque actress. 1900s
Watercolor hand colored B/W print

1 in stock


Zizi Papillon
This is a collection of 1 portrait of 1900s French cinema actress

Condition: signed, never used, good antique condition.
Dimensions: about 9 cm x 14 cm (common measure for antique cards)
Technique: b/w photo print, watercolor hand colored

This list is for 1 ORIGINAL 1900s postcard, not a scan or facsimile.

Actress in the antique card is Zizi Papillon on can-can dress

Zizi Papillon is one of the first actresses to appear in silent film movies.
She is credited in at least two titles by the 1903 precursor Georges Méliès:

  • La lanterne magique (Short)
  • Le rêve du maître de ballet (Short) In this film she appears as the eccentric can-can dancer, a role that she also plays in this postcard.

Although she is uncredited in The Can-Can Dancer, she has been also identified as part of this film.
During the 1900s and 1910s she became known worldwide for her roles as dancer or mermaid in fantasy films. During La Belle Èpoque she Papillon also developed an important artistic activity as a dancer at the Folies Bergerè and the Casino de Paris.


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1 Antique postcard 1900s. Cinema actress Zizi Papillon
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