It is the turn of the last century and half-naked young women are dancing with seven veils and papier-mâché heads. "Salomania" is spreading through Europe and the United States, with crowds succumbing. In 1907, a school starts on the roof of the New York Theatre. For two hours each morning, Mlle. Dazié, a/k/a Daisy Peterkin from Detroit, directs her pupils; she produces 150 Salomes every month, filling American music halls. As Toni Bentley... More >>>
By photo: Collection Jouvenel, Musée Colette, from Sisters of Salome
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