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La Belle Dherlys
(Simone d'Herlys)

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La Belle Dherlys was an artist and so called chorus girl at Paris' music halls where she was performing at the Theatre de Paris and the Casino de Paris for several years from about 1913-1921. We found reliable evidence for a play called "L'homme á la Rose" at the Theatre de Paris and a revue called "Paris qui Jazz" at the Casino de Paris. She was quite notorious for her frivolous stage "dresses", mostly wearing only a few strings of pearls. This caused some rumour and discussion in Paris' society, as newspaper articles show exemplarily in the Washington Times 1920 and the Syracuse Herald 1921.
In "L'homme á la Rose" her only stage dress was a long blonde wig, and she refused to get photographed in this "outfit", according to the article by the Syracuse Herald from April 10th 1921.
It is reported, that in an opera called "Quo Vadis", performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in 1920, she appeared as "Venus", also dressed only in pearls and feathers.
Mlle. D'Herlys had also been a member of the Ziegfeld Follies, performing in Amsterdam in 1919.

According to www.IBDB.com Simone D'Herlys appeared in:

  • Ziegfeld's musicals "The Century Girl" (1916-1917), "Dance And Grow Thin" (1917) and "Miss 1917" (1917-1918)
  • The Ziegfeld Follies-Frolic Ball of 1918
  • The Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of July 29, 1918
  • The Ziegfeld Follies of 1919


There is a photo series by photographer Sabourin, showing her in a performance at the Casino de Paris, March 1st 1921, together with the American dancer Harry Pilcer. We assume this is the revue "Paris qui Jazz" by Albert Willemetz, produced by Jacques-Charles, starring the famous Mistinguett.

 

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La Belle Dherlys

 

La Belle Dherlys by Gustave Brisgand

La Belle Dherlys by Gustave Brisgand (1920)

 

Paris qui Jazz

La Belle Dherlys

A. Noyer 3928 - Photo Sabourin, Paris - La Belle Dherlys

LA Belle Dherlys

A. Noyer 3928 - Photo Sabourin, Paris - La Belle Dherlys

La Belle Dherlys & Harry Pilcer

A. Noyer 3928 - Photo Sabourin, Paris
Harry Pilcer et La Belle Dherlys

La Belle Dherlys

A. Noyer 3928 - Photo Sabourin, Paris - La Belle Dherlys

La Belle Dherlys

A. Noyer 3928 - Photo Sabourin, Paris - La Belle Dherlys

 

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