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Ah, Paris of the 1920s

Group portrait of American and European artists and performers in Paris: Man Ray, Mina Loy,
Tristan Tzara, Jean Cocteau, Ezra Pound, Jane Heap, Kiki de Montparnasse, c. 1920s

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 »

Meet the Collectors: The Stein Family

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In the beginnings of the 20th century, an American family gravitated to the center of the artistic movement in Paris, France. Though these individuals were not the usual “masters” of art that impacted the artistic world previously, these famous siblings did more for avant-garde Paris than perhaps even Pablo Picasso himself. Upon first arriving in Paris, the Stein siblings, Leo, ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Coco Chanel

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  Coco Chanel. Gracefully rolling off the tongue, the name itself exudes a fierce confidence sewed together with a charming grace. Born August 18, 1983, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel would grow up to revolutionize the fashion industry with her modernist mind, keen fashion sense, belief that women could sport the styles usually found on men, and of course, her little black ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Galeries Lafayette

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From Marie Antoinette’s powdered wig to Coco Chanel’s little black dress, Paris has always been the hub of fashion. The Parisian fashion world—the pinnacle for fashion designers, models and anyone interested in what colors are a must-have for fall—has dominated in all things couture. So, in 1893 when a pair of entrepreneurs decided to open up a fashion store at ... Read More »

Hemingway’s Paris

In the years before WWII, Paris was the most exciting place on the planet, drawing some of culture’s most creative minds. In the latest video from Museyon, discover the places where Ernest Hemingway lived, loved and found inspiration in Paris, France. See the places he and other members of the Lost Generation (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein) hung out, then ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Moulin Rouge

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The Moulin Rouge, or Red Windmill, is as famous as its counterparts the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. Made immortal through literature, cinema, and of course, song, this popular cabaret opened for business in 1889 and forever revolutionized the meaning of the word “soiree.” Better known by it French name, the Moulin Rouge–or “ The First Palace of Women” ... Read More »

Introducing: Chronicles of Old Paris

It’s a new year and here at Museyon, we’ve got lots of news to be excited about. First off, our newest title, Chronicles of Old Paris: Exploring the Historic City of Light by John Baxter. The third title in our “Chronicles” series of historical guidebooks, this book reveals the dramatic 2,000-year history of one of the world’s most beautiful cities–from ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Shakespeare and Company

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What started as a personal collection of books by an ambitious and adventurous American evolved into one of the most famous bookstores in the world. George Whitman, originally from Salem, Massachusetts, fell in love with the city of Paris after his time traveling Europe and decided, with some necessary persuasion from his friend, to open his own little store in ... Read More »

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