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By Loui Fuller

An excellent advent to Loie Fuller by means of the goddess of sunshine herself. whereas she does bend the reality the following and there the tale she has to proportion is astounding. by the point she was once in her sixties Fuller was once a world famous person renown not just for her fantastic mild centric dances, illusionary innovations, and lighting fixtures designs yet for her public relationships with French heads of kingdom and the Queen of Romania.

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When we left the theatre it was night. We walked in Neither spoke. silence through dark streets. Some months later, however, my friend told me that all that evening I never stopped emitting She little groans like those of a wounded animal. saw that I was cut to the very quick. Next day I had to continue my search, for was spurring me on. Mrs. Hoffmann offered me the privilege of coming to live with her and her daughter an necessity — 35 FIFTEEN YEARS OF A DANCER^S LIFE offer which I accepted gratefully, not having the when and how I could ever repay faintest idea her.

A butterfly : *' ! running from one end of the stage to the other, and a second exclamation I turned steps, followed '' It's " an orchid ! To my great astonishment sustained applause The doctor burst forth. around the followed all the time was gliding stage, with quickening steps, him faster and faster. At and I last, transfixied in a state of ecstasy, I let myself drop at his 31 FIFTEEN YEARS OF A DANCER'S LIFE feet, completely enveloped in a cloud of the light material. The audience encored the scene, and then encored it again so loudly and so often that we had to come back twenty times, or more.

My mind was quickly my agent and my mother into a carriage and gave the driver the made up. After dinner I bundled 52 A RIVAIv knew that my agent, on his own responsibility, had written to the manager of this big music-hall. On the way address of the Folies-Bergere, for I I explained to Mr. Stein that I was governing myself by the advice that he had given me sometime before, and that I was going to ask the manager of the Folies-Bergere for an engagement. Imagine my astonishment when, in getting out of the carriage in front of the FoUes, I found myself face to face with a " serpentine dancer " repro- duced in violent tones on some huge placards.

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