First performed in the Théâtre du Gymnase, Paris, in 1869. Text published in Paris by Michel Levy Frères in 1870.
Translated and adapted into English as "Frou Frou" by Augustin Daly (1838-1899) and first performed in the Fifth Avenue Theater, New York, on 15 February, 1870. Published in New York by Samuel French, c1870 as no CCCLIX of French's Standard Drama. Subtitled "A Comedy of Powerful Human Interest".
Many film versions were made over the years, including a 1914 silent film by Eugene Moore; Frou-Frou, directed by Alfredo De Antoni (Italy, 1918), Frou-Frou (1923) directed by Guy du Fresnay; Frou-Frou (1955), directed by Augusto Genina. Frou-Frou, directed by Otto Rippert (Germany, 1922, based on the play Frou-Frou) Frou-Frou, directed by Guy du Fresnay (France, 1924, based on the play Frou-Frou) See