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The Jazz Age - Paris

If you are lucky to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is an immovable feast….” These are Hemingway’s immortal words echoed by many others over the decades, Paris is a magical city. His was a time when Paris was bristling with artistic and literary talent, a post WWI gathering of talent, social, political, artistic and philosophical luminaries.

This was the time of Darius Milhaud, Maurice Ravel and Eric Satie, of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Josephine Baker. They were all beginning their amazing careers.Their influence over the decades to follow grew and their names and legacy still resonate today.

In the Jazz filled bars and the street cafes opinions, ideas and a new narrative for this new generation were created. Gertrude Stein said, “We All Went to Paris, it was where we had to be”. That was in fact true.

Josephine Baker

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