Isadora Duncan dancing at the Gaieté-Lyrique theater, Paris 1909. Published in the magazine L’Illustration, Paris, on 22 May 1909. Auguste François-Marie Gorguet (French, 1862-1927). Bibliothèque Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris.
It was after one of these shows that Paris Singer, the wealthy heir to the Singer sewing machine empire, appeared at Isadora’s dressing room. With Singer’s marriage on the rocks, they embarked on a passionate affair. In September 1909, while in Venice, she found she was pregnant.