(Pauline) POLAIRE (Emilie-Marie Bouchard)
Polaire was the world
record holder prior to Ethel
Granger, claiming a measurement of 14 inches, although that may have
been just once, for an instance, wearing a tight belt
(just under 16 inches was probably her true size. She was a close friend of Colette (here shown at age 15) in her youth.
DO visit this most interesting French language site, dedicated to Polaire, and containing pictures and voice recordings
(above left) Obviously retouched, but certainly pleasant to look upon.
(above left) "Publicity" picture from a 1906 production of 'dans les Hannetons'
The author alerts us to his new (French) book about the fabulous wasp-waisted singer and actress:
Polaire - La demoiselle à la rose rouge
Contains Many photos,
drawings, caricatures, letters, etc.
A Polaire by Stebbing
Polaire, with Germaine Gallois
Miss Gallois was an elegant and beautiful French soprano and actress (1869-1932), in vogue during the Belle Époque till the late 1920's.
(below) "...from the 1904 production of 'dans Le Friquet.' Theses are crops - for full picture, click
Jörgehas tendered this very early filmclip of Polaire (silent).
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