Passed | | Drama, History, Romance
The beautiful and frivolous wife of a plantation owner in antebellum Louisiana proves unsatisfactory at running the household, leading her serious-minded husband to enlist the help of her unmarried sister.
The play "Frou-frou" by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy opened in Paris, France on 30 October 1869. Its English adaptation, "Frou Frou," by Augustin Daly, opened in New York on 15 February 1870 at Daly's Fifth Avenue Theatre (24th St. near 5th Ave.) and ran for 103 performances. There were failed revivals on Broadway in 1902 (4 performances) and 1912 (8 performances).
You envy me, mademoiselle, because my tooth aches?
Gilberte 'Frou Frou' Brigard: No, but because you can go to New Orleans to have it out.
Opening title card: Gone is the flag of France from Lousiana, but until the civil war, the life of its French residents in New Orleans and on the great plantations was life under the old regime in France...
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