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Paris circa 1930
Much has been written on Paris in the 1920's and 1930's. And much of this body of literature has centered on the avant-garde painters and poets, as well as the many American poets and novelists (the so-called "Lost Generation") who lived in the city at the time. Interested individuals would do well to search out Hugh Ford's Published in Paris (Collier Books, 1975), Shari Benstock's Women of the Left Bank (University of Texas, 1986), or Billy Kluver and Julie Martin's Kiki's Paris (Abrams, 1989). These are just a few of the dozens of books on the subject. Memoirs or biographies of cultural figures, such as Josephine Baker (who crossed paths with Brooks in Europe) or Man Ray (an artist smitten by Brooks' image), also help to flesh out this particular time and place.
This page is a brief checklist of useful and interesting books on Paris circa 1930. It also represents some of the books I have collected or studied on the period. This checklist is offered as background on the time Louise Brooks spent in France, while working on the 1930 French film Prix de Beauté. All of the books represented here were published in the United States. There are certainly many other books available in Europe which explore similar material. This bibliography has been compiled by thomas gladysz.
Paris circa 1930
Cronin, Vincent. Paris: City of Light 1919 - 1939. New York: Harper Collins, 1994.
Johnson, Douglas and Madeleine. The Age of Illusion: Art and Politics in France 1918 - 1940. New York: Rizzoli, 1987.
Mann, Carol. Paris Between the Wars. New York: The Vendome Press, 1996.
Poirot-Delpech, Bertrand. Montparnasse the Golden Years. Paris: Bookking International, 1990.
Waresquiel, Emmanuel. De Coco Chanel a Maurice Chevalier. Paris: Larousse, 1996.
Weber, Eugen. The Hollow Years: France in the 1930's. New York: Norton, 1994.
Wiser, William. The Crazy Years: Paris in the Twenties. New York: Atheneum, 1983.
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