The Antiquarian Leotard, in Brief

Oh that tedious author, a dusty exhumer of chronicles! A fastidious mass of descriptions of bric-a-brac . . . and castoff things of every sort, armour, tableware, furniture, gothic inns, and melodramatic castles where lifeless mannequins stalk about, dressed in leotards . . .
Baudelaire, La Fanfarlo (1847)

Walter Scott - Raeburn

Walter Scott: Leo, not Leotard

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Jules Léotard: Man, not Mannequin

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2 comments

  1. Monsieur Charles Baudelaire, l’autore condamné par la société polie comme obscène,
    à cause de la collection des Poèmes, les “les Fleurs du Mal”; dont la maîtresse Jeanne Duval était nègre – qu’il soit obsédé d’un léotard ridicule!

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