Posts Tagged: Janet Flanner

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Circles: Natalie Clifford Barney

One of the most prominent of Paris’s 20th century American expatriates, Barney networked at an Olympian level.

Circles: Natalie Clifford Barney

One of the most prominent of Paris’s 20th century American expatriates, Barney networked at an Olympian level.

Pearls: Janet Flanner

“Genius is immediate, but…”

Pearls: Janet Flanner

“Genius is immediate, but…”

El hombre elefante

Dorothea Tanning was witness to some of Oscar Dominguez’s most offensive behaviour, including a memorable amuse-bouche he dished up during a dinner party: “rising and opening his fly, he had taken out its shy but immense occupant and laid it on his dinner plate”.

El hombre elefante

Dorothea Tanning was witness to some of Oscar Dominguez’s most offensive behaviour, including a memorable amuse-bouche he dished up during a dinner party: “rising and opening his fly, he had taken out its shy but immense occupant and laid it on his dinner plate”.

Dress-down Friday: Janet Flanner

For non-fiction writers, I can think of few better models to aspire to than Janet Flanner. She crafted prose of the rarest clarity, elegance, insight and wit, aided by a faint air of detachment which allowed her to pin-point her subjects with piercing accuracy.

Dress-down Friday: Janet Flanner

For non-fiction writers, I can think of few better models to aspire to than Janet Flanner. She crafted prose of the rarest clarity, elegance, insight and wit, aided by a faint air of detachment which allowed her to pin-point her subjects with piercing accuracy.

World Famous Aerial Queen

Despite the name Barbette was neither French nor female, having been born Vander Clyde in Round Rock, Texas in 1899. In Paris he caught the attention of writers such as Jean Cocteau, who called him “one of the most beautiful things in the theatre”.

World Famous Aerial Queen

Despite the name Barbette was neither French nor female, having been born Vander Clyde in Round Rock, Texas in 1899. In Paris he caught the attention of writers such as Jean Cocteau, who called him “one of the most beautiful things in the theatre”.

Dress-down Friday: Felix Yusupov

Felix Yusupov was a Russian prince from a stupendously wealthy family, best remembered for his role in the 1916 assassination of Rasputin.

Dress-down Friday: Felix Yusupov

Felix Yusupov was a Russian prince from a stupendously wealthy family, best remembered for his role in the 1916 assassination of Rasputin.