Félix Mayol performs "The Trottin’s Polka"

Félix Mayol, La Polka des trottins

Félix Mayol, Klusavá polka

  • Alice Guy
  • France
  • 1905, 2 min
Color: Black and white
Language: Silent
Synopsis

La Polka des trottins is a 1902 hit, with music by Henri Christiné – who also wrote music for Maurice Chevalier and Vincent Scotto. The viewer should note that Mayol turns to the audience as if he were truly in a music café. The film thus aimed for perfect documentary quality.

Félix Mayol was a star of café-concerts and cabaret performances. This singer of comic song was a contemporary idol of popular entertainment. The 30 Phonoscènes that have been preserved are unique not just in terms of cinematic history.

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Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Audiovisual Heritage Day

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