Costume designs for French opera, theater and music-halls,
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1 collection (.5 linear foot (57 drawings in 28 folders.))
Biographical / Historical
Charles Bétout (1869-1948) was a costume designer for French opera, operetta and historical films. From 1920 to 1930 he was the principal costume designer for the Comédie-Française. Between 1925 and 1931, he also designed costumes for various historical scenes for the revues at Folies-Bergère. He was one of the great historical designers of the early 20th century.
Marcel Mültzer (1866-1937) was a French costume designer for opera and operetta, Bétout and Mültzer collaborated on many opera productions.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Costume designs for French opera, theater and music-halls, circa 1890-1940: Guide.
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