Saturday, September 14, 2013

World Tour Revisited: Out & about in Biarritz, September 1931

With Russian opera singer, Feodor Chaliapin, and his daughter, who were visiting Biarritz at the same time as Charlie.  Both men were invited to a party given by Mischa Elman in St. Jean de Luz where they engaged in a role reversal exercise in which Charlie sang a group of Basque folksongs, then Chaliapin did a pantomime routine about a girl trying to tie herself into a corset.
Charlie & May (second from right) with friends.
A carriage ride through Biarritz. Same day as previous photo.
Charlie and May take tea at the home of designer Jean Patou.
At the Hotel Miramar, Biarritz (this photo and below).

Coming up this week:
Charlie returns to London on the 18th.
His world tour reaches the halfway point & I take a look back over the last 9 months.

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