Category Archives: Paris

Toot toot, hey, beep beep

Jean Lorrain will take you where you want to go

Toot toot, hey, beep beep

Jean Lorrain will take you where you want to go

Hotel Sordide

“Fouts got Prince Paul on the line, and had him send over ‘one of those royal guards in ballet skirts with something for us to smoke…We got royally stoned'”

Hotel Sordide

“Fouts got Prince Paul on the line, and had him send over ‘one of those royal guards in ballet skirts with something for us to smoke…We got royally stoned'”

L’Atlantique noir

Nancy Cunard returns to Paris

L’Atlantique noir

Nancy Cunard returns to Paris

14 books for 2014

Books, books, books – dirty and otherwise

14 books for 2014

Books, books, books – dirty and otherwise

Georges Bottini | Lorrain illustrations

Creatures of the Parisian night in a 1904 novel by Jean Lorrain

Georges Bottini | Lorrain illustrations

Creatures of the Parisian night in a 1904 novel by Jean Lorrain

Wild hearts at midnight

Flickering lanterns in the Temple d’Amitié…

Wild hearts at midnight

Flickering lanterns in the Temple d’Amitié…

Poison

Surrealist mugging from Meret Oppenheim and Man Ray

Poison

Surrealist mugging from Meret Oppenheim and Man Ray

Dress-down Friday: Gerda Wegener’s 1913 fashions

Fanciful neo-Rococo imagery viewed through an Art Nouveau filter…

Dress-down Friday: Gerda Wegener’s 1913 fashions

Fanciful neo-Rococo imagery viewed through an Art Nouveau filter…

Paris is burning

…or at least the Hôtel Lambert, once home to the Baron de Redé.

Paris is burning

…or at least the Hôtel Lambert, once home to the Baron de Redé.

The Bearded Heart

Dadaists v Surrealists: the final round.

The Bearded Heart

Dadaists v Surrealists: the final round.

Dress-down Friday: Loie Fuller

Step, one, two, swirl, waft, billow, step, one, two…

Dress-down Friday: Loie Fuller

Step, one, two, swirl, waft, billow, step, one, two…

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…

Photographies, encore

The greatest names in photography from the medium’s inception to the present day…

Photographies, encore

The greatest names in photography from the medium’s inception to the present day…

Remembrance of Things to Come

Facteur Cheval, anatomical models, mutilated war veterans, Parisian street scenes, Musidora, a Lumière brother, the Paris Exposition of 1937…

Remembrance of Things to Come

Facteur Cheval, anatomical models, mutilated war veterans, Parisian street scenes, Musidora, a Lumière brother, the Paris Exposition of 1937…