Ray Batchelor writes:
“The caricaturist, Georges Gousat, better known as “Sem”, was famous for savagely satirising French society. In 1913, he published Tangoville sur Mer, a book of cartoons based on what he saw (or what he imagined) while on a trip to the fashionable resort at Deauville. In among the famous figures shown dancing tango were three same-sex couples including this one: the famously camp music hall artist, Felix Mayol with his arms around the equally famous, more robust music hall star, Dramen. For an exceptional insight into just how camp Mayol was, watch this extraordinary 1906 Photoscene film clip – with sound! – made by Alice Guy: https://youtu.be/UC6lGzljVtU
The image shown here is a detail from a page which also included another same-sex couple, Madame d’Artex dancing with Lise Radoline.
It is in striking contrast to the savagery of his depiction of Nijinsky and Gabreil Astruc tangoing in the same volume, in that it appears good humoured.”
What do you belive the copyright status of this image to be?
Ray Batchelor believes: “The image is out of copyright.”
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