acte de naissance – birth certificate

A wonderful internet friend, Corinne, has found Lantelme’s birth certificate at Paris online archives: http://canadp-archivesenligne.paris.fr/archives_etat_civil/

So Lantelme was born on 26 October 1880 as Susanne Madeleine Thérèse Fossey at Paris (9 arrondissement), rue de Dunkerque № 60, where lived her parents. Why all sources citing her real name insist on Mathilde Fossey, I don’t know.

She had 2 sisters, one older (born on 17 July 1879) and another younger (born on 6 September 1888), and their father’s profession was accountant, mother with no profession and with maiden name of… LANTELME! The parents married on 3 June 1876 at Paris (1 arrondissement), divorced on 28 November 1895.

ACTE DE NAISSANCE

Fossey

1996

Du Mercredi Vingt sept octobre mil huit cent quatre vingt à deux heures et demie de rélevée Acte de Naissance de: Susanne, Madeleine, Thérèse du sexe féminin à nous présentée, née le Vingt six de ce mois à trois heures du matin chez ses père et mère rue de Dunkerque № 60, fille de Jules, Edouard, Fossey, comptable, agé de trente deux ans, et de Claire Marie Naincy Lantelme son épouse sans profession agée de vingt deux ans, mariés à la première mairie de Paris, le trois Juin mil huit cent soixante seize. Sur la déclaration du père et en présence de : Anatole Lantelme, professeur de Musique agé de cinquante quatre ans, demeurant rue de Savoie № 12, aïeul maternel, et Joseph Rey, fabricant de chaussures, agé de trente huit ans, rue Hauteville № 80. Temoins qui ont signé avec le père et avec nous. Gustave Alexandre Peutin dit Tancrède adjoint au Maire après lecture.

See scan of document at Paris online archives: http://canadp-archivesenligne.paris.fr/archives_etat_civil/ (they don’t allow to copy their pictures).

UPD 25 December 2013: it’s a birth certificate of Lantelme’s sister.

Lantelme was born on 20 May 1883 in Paris XVIII as Mathilde Hortense Claire Fossey (see the document scan in Paris online archives).

new photos at Gallica

Many new Reutlinger albums with photos of Lantelme online: Lantelme dans les Albums Reutlinger – 11 results

Please use online zoom to see all details in hi res.

Also there’s 4 additional photos in Album 47 where the actress is called Lentelme instead of Lantelme.

All Reutlinger albums online here

In other albums there’s photos of belle epoque stars, such as Cleo de Merode, Lina Cavalieri, Eve Lavallière and others.

Lantelme 51-13

Lantelme in Le Roi, circa 1908. Photo from album 51.

Lantelme 56-10

Photo from album 56, circa 1910-1911.

Lantelme 58-16

Lantelme in La Gamine, 1911. Photo from album 58.

Lantelme 52-01

A rare photo where Lantelme is smiling, from album 52. And what a veil!

my book about Lantelme

P1300042

4 editions of my book about Lantelme (in Russian). It’s a novel called A Girl with Blue Hortensias and based on some facts of Lantelme’s life. Also on the photo you can see a postcard with an autograph of Lantelme (possibly genuine, at least I hope so).