We just got in an amazing biography of Joseph Pujol, a performer at the Moulin Rouge who, during the late 19th century, amazed and amused audiences so much that he was paid over twice what Sarah Bernhardt made. How? Well, it was a breeze. Literally. Pujol was an artist of the fart, able to summon great sounds at the drop of a hat. What a story! And inspiration! Think of where Eddie Murphy would be today had Pujol not lit up the entertainment world with his musical talent.
One of the best things about this book is how Pujol holds up a finger as he leans forward. I'm guessing he is giving the international sign for "hold that thought." Either that, or he's asking the photographer to pull his finger.
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