21 mars 2005
La dernière "performance" documentée de la carrière de Mata Hari a été décrite par l'auteur Misa SERT, quand lui-même et Boni de Castellane sont allés la voir pour un spectacle privé. Voici ce que l'auteur en disait :
" The car took us for quite a long way before it stopped outside a sordid-looking house in the Paris suburbs. We were asked to go to the first floor, to a bedroom that reeked of poverty. Four little Hindus in turbans were squatting on the floor, picking at guitars. At last, dressed in three triangles of jewel paste, the expected wonder appeared . . . . Mata Hari ! She was a trite night-club dancer, whose art consisted in showing her body. The musicians frantically twanged at their guitars. The whole thing was grim, miserable and rather nauseating. "