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Folies Bergère: Populist Cosmopolitan Hub

On the 30th of November 1886, The Folies Bergère staged its first revue in Paris. Located at 32 rue Richer in the 9th Arrondissement, and called Folies Trévise back then, it was finished as an opera house by the architect Plumeret in 1869. 815 more words


Art Deco: Classic Inspiration

I love all things Art Deco. Got me thinking the roaring 20’s impacted one of my former lives. It certainly has impacted this one.

Who is the Spy?


Once when the king of Syria was warring against Israel, he took counsel with his servants, saying, “At such and such a place shall be my camp.” But the man of God sent word to the king of Israel, “Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are going down there.” And the king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God told him. 545 more words

Trailblazing Women in Film 2016

When I wrote about what Classic Hollywood films taught me, I included a section of women from that era who inspire me and made a difference even though they were usually hindered and exploited by men and a sexist, hostile culture. 1,242 more words

Classic Film

Te de Canela

Cinnamon is a spice commonly used in Mexican cuisine for both sweet and savory dishes. So cinnamon was undoubtedly found in Frida’s kitchen. It’s  used to make mole, Polvorones de Canele (cinnamon cookies), and Te de Canela (cinnamon tea). 366 more words

Frida Kahlo

Joséphine Baker

Je ne connaissais de la vie de Joséphine Baker que les grandes lignes, essentiellement son succès sur scène en tant qu’artiste noire au début du 20ème siècle, pas grand chose de plus. 517 more words