Madame Mealy (Juliette Samany, 1867-1951),
Parisian chanteuse and danseuse
'It has often been commented on that the dancing in Paris is, as a rule, so very poor, but there is only brilliant exception in Madame Mealy, an artiste apparently considered unworthy of any save the smallest type on the programme; she is, nevertheless, the prettiest dancer I have seen on the Parisian stage; blessed with a pretty face and figure, she is not only a capital dancer and sings prettily, and is an excellent comedienne; I shall be much mistaken if we don't hear very shortly that the pretty little lady has ''arrived,'' as they say here.'
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© John Culme, 2009