For the first time, the true story that inspired the film Chocolat. A cinematic event and a biography on the first black clown artist that became famous in the France in the the early 19th century.
Gérard Noiriel, consultant for the film, tell… Read more us the true story of the clown called Chocolat, the fruit of ten years of thorough research. It’s the story about the slave’s son from Cuba who escaped his fate by fleeing to Bilbao, ending up in Paris after many adventures.
It was in 1886, Chocolat became a star of the Parisian circuses which were very popular at that time. The first black artist in France, he was painted by Toulouse Lautrec! His clown duo with Footit was a great success yet he died in poverty and was buried in a pauper’s grave, after trying in vain to become an actor…
The author made an exceptionally thorough investigation to find traces of the first black artist and reinstate his memory.
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Collection : Essais documents div…
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