Two decades into the 20th century, Parisians experienced a great interest in the macabre and so, a number of dark nightclubs opened across the city:  the most famous at the time was “The Cabaret de l’Enfer” (The Cabaret of Hell) which was next to the “Cabaret du Ciel” (The Cabaret of Heaven).

Inside The Cabaret de l’Enfer, one would find streams of molten silver and gold, fire erupting randomly from the walls, and various skulls, gargoyles and demons lit with the light of smoldering fires.  Drinks were served by little people dressed as demons who would sometimes turn somersaults or do other tricks for their audiences of the damned.

It was a mixture of drinking, cabaret and magic the likes of which had never been seen before.

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