Moulin Rouge Café

In 1923, Dan Blanco was the Stage Manager at Albert Bouce’s Moulin Rouge Café.  There, his entertainment was enjoyed by Chicago’s elite.

Bouce claimed to have created “dinner theater,” saying, “This is the first time that musical comedy has been presented in an eating place.”

A great show! Wonderful dinners!  Public Dancing!  Moulin Rouge Café was a success and a terrific testing ground for Dan Blanco. His work at the Moulin Rouge would be followed by success at Northern Lights and, then, on to his own venue — Club Alabam.


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