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The Not-So-Belle Époque

Review: The Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan
Penguin, 2013. 353 pp. $28

It’s Paris in the late 1870s, and the three van Goethem girls are living a hair’s breadth from destitution. 608 more words

Reviews And Columns

l'humus mandchou

Et pourtant cette province à demi vierge possédait une terre très riche, dont l’humus noir est particulièrement propice à la culture des céréales et du soja.

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No sooner had the last strains of George Gershwin floated from my consciousness when I was jolted back into reality by the harsh impact of the Airbus 320 on the tarmac, trying to negotiate the blustery crosswinds of the steel grey Paris sky. 674 more words

Journalism 2.0

books about fashion: Paul Poiret

“Les robes de Paul Poiret racontées par Paul Iribe” (1908): full book, with many pictures, and another version.

“Les choses de Paul Poiret vues par Georges Lepape” (1911): … 25 more words

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Paul Poiret about Lantelme

“Words can only feebly express the exquisite beauty, perfection of face and natural charm and grace of Mlle. Lantelme. She was one of the Nature’s masterpieces of human perfection, and on such a woman any dress, hat or garment is becoming. 116 more words

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Lantelme postcards

Postcard F.C.&Cie 3. Caption: Lantelme.

Postcard F.C.&Cie 22. Caption: Lantelme. Photo by A.Bert. (Lantelme in a drama La Savelli)

Postcard F.C.&Cie 23. Caption: Lantelme. Photo by A. 8 more words

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Le Mythe des Courtisanes au Musée Maxim’s

An article by Aurore Mosnier (in French) about Musée Maxim’s exhibition: here, with photos of Lantelme, Otero, dresses, lamps and many other interesting objects.

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