The Ballets roses was a scandal that was publicized in 1959 in France. In a fashionable country house near Paris, belonging to the French Senate, a group of girls aged 15 to 17 performed "ballets" attended by prominent figures of the political and social worlds, notably, André Le Troquer, then president of the Senate. The performances ended in orgies.
- Manheim, Ralph (1972) English translation of Nord by Louis-Ferdinand Céline.
- Manheim, Ralph Nord by Louis-Ferdinand Céline ISBN 1-56478-142-9, p.441