Lantelme in 1908

Genevieve Lantelme in Les Modes magazine, november 1908, file source gallica.bnf.fr. In 1908 she becomes a star while playing in the extremely sucessful comedy Le Roi by Caillavet, de Flers and Arene. In this play Lantelme played Marthe Bourdier called Youyou, a wife of politician who becomes the mistress of an excentric foreign king.

But Lantelme wasn’t first actress who played Youyou. First was very famous superstar Eve Lavalliere. Lantelme played instead of her when tLe Roi was played in Brussels (after Paris presentations). Later Le Roi came back to Paris with Lantelme as Marthe.

Le Roi was one of biggest French theatre successes, it had more than 500 presentations, and Lantelme played in 300 of them.

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