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Scans of postcards from my collection.

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Postcard SIP 97/1. Caption: Lanthelme. Photo by Reutlinger (circa 1902).

This early postcard of young Lantelme was very popular – even now its different variations (tinted, not tinted etc.) are very easy to find online. The actress’ name is written with an ordinary mistake (Lanthelme instead of Lantelme).

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Usually postcard collectors prefer postcards without written text, but I think every message is interesting because it’s a bit of ordinary life in this time.

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Postcard SIP 97/1 (tinted variation).

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Postcard series SIP, Collection artistique du VIN DESILES. Caption: Lantelme Th(éatre) Réjane. Photo by Reutlinger (Lantelme is wearing a crinoline dress for La Savelli play).

It was a series of ad postcards, with facsimiles of stars signatures and few lines written. Lantelme wrote: Le vin Désiles redonne la santé donc la joie, et vive la joie!!! Lantelme.

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Postcard Eclair 46. Caption: Lanthelme. Photo by Nadar.

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Postcard SW 0537. Caption: Lanthelme.

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The message text.

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Postcard with no number/publisher name. Lantelme is wearing here a gown by Vionnet. Caption: Lantelme. Photo by Manuel (circa 1909). On the left: facsimile of her sigtanure.

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Postcard UDD 213. Caption: Lantelme. Photo by Reutlinger (circa 1906). Lantelme is in a dress by Doucet.

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Message text.

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Postcard printed in USA (series 107). Photo by Manuel (circa 1910). The name of Lantelme is not mentioned, but it’s her of course.

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Postcard back.

fashion photos from Les Modes

Lantelme as a fashion model: all photos from Les Modes magazine

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Lantelme in Les Modes (May 1902). Dress by Paquin.

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Lantelme in Les Modes (July 1902).

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Lantelme in Les Modes (June 1905). Hat by Reboux.

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Lantelme in Les Modes (July 1905). Dress by Doucet.

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Lantelme in Les Modes (March 1906). Hats by Suzanne Talbot.

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Lantelme on the cover of Les Modes (April 1907).

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Lantelme in Les Modes (December 1907). Dress by Doucet.

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Lantelme in Les Modes (November 1908).

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Lantelme in Les Modes (December 1909). Coat by Doucet.

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Lantelme in Les Modes (January 1910). Hat by Marie-Louise.

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Lantelme in Les Modes (June 1910). Dress by Jeanne Lanvin.

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Lantelme in Les Modes (June 1910).

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Lantelme in Les Modes (July 1910). Hat by Carlier.

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Lantelme in Les Modes (November 1910).

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Lantelme in Les Modes (December 1910). Dress by Paquin.

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Lantelme in Les Modes (March 1911). Dress by Paquin.

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Lantelme in Les Modes (May 1911). Hats by Suzanne Weiss.

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Lantelme in Les Modes (June 1911). Hats by Suzanne Weiss.

Additional pictures related to Lantelme:

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new album online

New Reutlinger album # 41 is available online at Gallica. Use online zoom to see details of dresses (at least one of them is by Doucet, but I think both are by him, because it’s a typical Doucet style). Here we see how Lantelme looked when she met Edwards, and for the first time I see her with a fan.

Lantelme in “Les Modes”, December 1909

Caption: Mlle Lantelme. – MANTEAU DE VELOURS. – Doucet. – Manteau de velours rouge garni de renard. Manchon en renard doublé de velours rouge. Scan from “Les Modes” # 108, December 1909.

Her Majesty Queen Lantelme…

…that’s what I think looking at this wonderful photograph:

Lantelme in a dress by Doucet. Scan from Les Modes, July 1905.

Caption:  ROBE DE DINER – Doucet. – Habit en taffetas rose, col et revers des manches brodés en plusieurs tons, noeuds de rubans. Jupe de mousseline en soie blanche, garnie de ruches de mousseline et de dentelle blanche.

You can see the whole issue here: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5815808t

Lantelme and Doucet

Lantelme in Les Modes, December 1907. File found on Gallica site , I’ve just made some little retouch.

Caption: Mlle Lantelme. – Tea-gown. – Doucet. – Robe genre Empire en mousseline avec plis dans le bas, recouverte d’une tunique en tulle filet noir formant manteau, ornee d’un entredeux de filet rebrode de cretonne de Jouy et de paillettes nacrees.

This photo is described in magazine captions as colorized (“hors texte en couleurs”), but the file is only b&w.

More info about Doucet here: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Doucet_(couturier) (French) or here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Doucet_(fashion_designer) (English).

Lantelme by Boldini

Giovanni Boldini. Portrait of mademoiselle Lantelme, 1907. Rome, Galleria Nazionale di arte moderna.

Among the artists who made Lantelme’s portraits Boldini is no doubt the most famous. The actress is pictured in a black dress by Jacques Doucet, as we can read on a 1907 photo of the picture:

Les Modes, July 1907. File source gallica.bnf.fr

In the same issue:

Des modeles de Doucet et de Paquin sont reproduits par le pinceau vertigineusement habile de Boldini. Il nous offre les silhouettes brillamment enlevées de Mademoiselle Lantelme, aux fourrures brossées avec une fougue endiablée; de Madame Marthe Régnier, dans une robe légère, peinte avec cette verve inimitable, ce goût, cette audace, qui animent ces toiles d’une vie particulière, en font des oeuvres uniquement de ce temps-ci, sans aucun rapport avec rien de ce que le passé nous a légué de portraits féminins.

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