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The Folies Bergère, located in the 9th arrondissement, is a Parisian music hall which was at the height of its fame and popularity from the 1890s through the 1920s. As of today the institution is still in business.
It was the true symbol of Parisian life and fun at the French. The Folies Bergère achieved international repute and entered the legend by presenting, for over a century, the greatest artists in the world. Charlie Chaplin, WC Fiels, Stan Laurel,  Mistinguett, Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Yvette Guilbert, Fernandel...
The Folies Bergères theater is one of the major tourist attractions of france due to its international fame as the most famous music hall in the world.   The Folies attracts Art Deco fans as well. 
The Folies Bergere was a very ornate lavishly decorated opera house with a monumental sized sculpture on the facade by Maurice Picaud (Pico)  listed as a historical monument. There are also some carved wood smaller versions of this in the lobby. The wood carvings differ slightly from the exterior sculpture, and from one another. 
To celebrate its 140 birthday, the façade of the Folies underwent a major refit. The Art Deco murals by Pico sculptors are now gold which gives much more 'pep' to the facade and makes it sparkle again.