The talented Italian-born raven haired beauty known by the stage name 'Spinelly', (born Elisa Fournier), was a celebrated French performer of the 1920s.
Starting her career as a model, she became a well-known singer and dancer in France, and later on in the USA during the war years.
A photograph of Spinelly in 1921
wearing the costume made for her
by the famous fashion designer Paul Poiret
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The dancer of light, La Loie evokes a colourful butterfly as she whirls across the stage with hundreds of metres of transparent silk, and phosphorescent paints. What an amazing performance this must have been..
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The bride has had second thoughts, and makes her speedy getaway (down stairs, no less) on a trusty Papillon bicycle whilst the poor old groom and wedding guests are left remonstrating wildly in the background.. A delicate, wild beauty in flight, just like the pretty butterflies accompanying her .. which her reliable steed is named after..
A classic French poster.. and a great conversation piece.
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