Le Petomane

A Tribute to the Unique Stage Act That Shook and Shattered the Moulin Rouge and the World

Jean Nohain, Francois Caradec
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Incredible... but true! The story of a man whose ingenious exploitation of his unique physical gifts made him the sensation of Paris, the rage of Europe.

What was the secret of Le Petomane's act that it should have convulsed whole audience for more than twenty years, from 1892 to 1914, and broken all records at the box office?

This tribute, a curious blend of vulgarity and filial pride, celebrates the career of a man whose natural endowments enabled him to perform feats that would be dismissed as impossible had they not been witness and vouched for by so many. A best seller in 1967 when it first appeared, this celebration edition, complete with the original, startling photographs, is a timeless memorial to the man who turned a physiological anomaly into a show business phenomenon.
Category: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780285630970
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Souvenir Press
Pub Date: September 1992
Page Extent: 80
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Theatre studies