Sheet Music: Maurice Chevalier dancing tango with another man, Paris 1913
Ray Batchelor writes:
Cover of sheet music, The Penultimate Tango or The Dingo Tango
L’avant dernier tango – The Penultimate Tango
A young (25?) Maurice Chevalier towers over and leads music hall and film star, Félicien Tramel, while Rollin – should that be Polin? Certainly the stage persona of Pierre-Paul Marsalès always included a hat and sometimes boots – is leading Fortugé, the stage name of Gabriel Fortuné. I take the biographies from this website: http://www.www.dutempsdescerisesauxfeuillesmortes.net/fiches_bio/polin/polin_petits_formats_02.htm …and I retell the story found here: http://www.letempsduntango.be/thematique/chroniques …that the whole is a spoof on a tango called Le Dernier Tango the lyrics of which are about poor Rita who, persuaded to dance with a stranger, is strangled by him.
What do you believe the copyright status of this image to be?
Ray Batchelor believes: “The image is out of copyright.”
The image url: