The Moulin Rouge on Boulevard de Clichy (Paris, France)|
for "red mill") is a traditional cabaret
, built in 1889
by Joseph Oller who already owned the Paris Olympia
. Situated in the red light district of Pigalle
on Boulevard de Clichy near Montmartre
, it is famous for the large red imitation windmill
on its roof. The design of the Moulin Rouge is often imitated by other night clubs worldwide.
Six movies have been made with the title Moulin Rouge
- In 1928, directed by Ewald André Dupont
- In 1934, directed by Sidney Lanfield - Lucille Ball appeared as a chorus girl.
- In 1939, directed by André Hugon
- In 1944, directed by Yves Mirande
- In 1952, directed by John Huston - Seven Oscar nominations including two wins.
- In 2001, Moulin Rouge directed by Baz Luhrmann - The only one with an exclamation mark at the end of the title.