Nadaud & Pelletier part 4

Last part of an article about Lantelme, published 13 October 1925.

All scans found on Gallica site.

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Nadaud & Pelletier part 3

Part 3 of La Fee du Rhin, published 12 October 1925.

All scans found on Gallica site.

Nadaud & Pelletier part 2

Part 2 of La fee du Rhin, published 11 October 1925 in Le Petit Journal. All scans from Gallica site.

Nadaud & Pelletier part 1

One of first books about Lantelme was Les Morts Mysterieuses by Marcel Nadaud and Maurice Pelletier, published in 1926 (see cover here).

But before the book publication the text has appeared in Le Petit Journal, one of most popular French newspapers. The chapter about Lantelme, called La Fee du Rhin, has been published in 4 issues from 10 October 1925 to 13 October.

I found these issues on a wonderful Gallica site.  Here is  first part of the article, published 10 October 1925.

Jean Patou (Parry) and Lantelme

Scan fron V’lan theatre program. Genevieve Lantelme in Parry (Jean Patou) dresses. 1911.

V’lan was her last comedy (revue) she played from 1 June 1911 to 1 July 1911. The dresses were made by Parry fashion house. Parry, it was Jean Patou who later will become a very popular designer.

Louis Aragon about Lantelme

Les feux de Paris

(…) La belle Lanthelme où est-elle
Qu’on enterra dans ses dentelles
Et couverte de ses bijoux
Les yeux ouverts sous la voilette
Comme un bouquet de violettes
Un lait pâle peignant ses joues

Il en trembla comme une feuille
Le voleur brisant le cercueil
Qui vit tout cela devant lui
Parfums profonds qui s’exhalèrent
Ah comme encore elle a dû plaire
A ce visiteur de minuit

Il faut pardonner à cet homme
N’était-il pas ce que nous sommes
Pensant à nos jeunes années
Nous remuons nos propres cendres
Et c’est toujours un peu descendre
Dans une tombe profanée (…)

It’s very poetic (what happened in reality was much more terrible, but of course the author wrote a poem and not an article).

Aragon also wrote her name as Lanthelme, it’s a common mistake. There’s no difference in French pronunciation, but she has always written her name as Lantelme.