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Ah, Paris of the 1920s

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John Baxter’s new book, The Golden Moments of Paris, got exciting reviews.Here’s the review by June Sawyers of the Chicago Trubune.   Paris, especially the Paris between the two world wars, continues to resonate with many people around the globe. The city has had many golden ages but probably none as famous as the 1920s: the Paris of the Lost ... Read More »

99% THANK YOU: Things Even ALS Can’t Take Away

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At the age of 30, Hiro’s life suddenly fell apart. Three years after the diagnosis, this strategic planner from a global advertising agency can now only move his left index finger and his face, yet he manages to express his thoughts and emotions on life before and after ALS…and about his hope. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis also known as Lou ... Read More »

Tea Ceremony Etiquette

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Japanese-beloved historic hero, Oda Nobunaga initiated the unification of Japan under the shogunate, the militaristic dictatorship, during the late 16th century. During this time, Nobunaga’s tea master, Sen no Rikyu, established the Japanese tea ceremony, which the shoguns used to talk politics and to display their wealth and power. Today, it is most often used to show hospitality to guests, ... Read More »

Entertaining Guide Book: COOL JAPAN

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Cool Japan is going to rock your world! Museyon Guides is proud to announce our 16th original title: Cool Japan. The book is hitting the stores and online sellers in one week on November 1st! From the Japanese heroes of the past to the 100%-unique culture of the present-day Japan, from Tokyo to Kyoto and Tohoku region, this book is ... Read More »

NBC’s Parks and Recreation goes to London with “Chronicles”

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It was out of the blue when the producers of the Emmy-winning Parks and Recreation show on NBC wanted to use our Chronicles of Old London guide for the Season 6 premiere episode, but come to think of it – it makes total sense. Like all our guides, the London book is both intelligent and looks spectacular on screen! Most ... Read More »

Where is this scene? Léon: The Professional (1994)

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When I saw this film for the first time, I wondered exactly where this iconic scene was filmed. The scene makes me feel very “New York,” and at first I thought it might be Park Avenue South or Madison Avenue, or 23rd Street close to the Chelsea Hotel where they filmed interior scenes of Mathilda’s apartment. Unfortunately none of the ... Read More »

“I’m suffering greater hardships than ever man indured”

"Last Judgement" by Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Rome

What words come to your mind when you see the famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? “Divine”? “Inspirational”? “Majestic”? How about “belly out of whack” or “a thousand hazards”? How about “skull scrapes where a hunchback’s lump would be”? Or, “ill from the overwhelming labor”? It took Michelangelo over 4 years of arduous toil to single-handedly complete the famous painting ... Read More »

Announcing… ON LOCATION NYC

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Hi There, We are pleased to announce the release of our new title, On Location NYC, by Alex Child next month. Following Chronicles of Old New York and Art+NYC, On Location NYC is our third New York title and identifies more than 100 film and TV locations through iconic moments in cinema and TV history with beautiful color photos and ... Read More »

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