Author: Jérôme Kagan

If you think that French-American architectural ties boil down to swapping a series of variously sized Statues of Liberty, then you should delve into […]
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Everyone knows Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Glamour magazines. However, very few remember that Condé Nast, the press group that has become synonymous with elegance […]
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Her name will forever be associated with the extravagance of the Roaring Twenties, with the French Riviera and the Juan-les-Pins beach resort she helped […]
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Affectionately nicknamed “the great-grandmother of San Francisco” and “Big Alma,” the six-foot philanthropist put her energy and her fortune into promoting art and enriching […]
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History sometimes suffers from terrible amnesia. Between 1896 and 1916, film-industry pioneer Alice Guy directed almost 700 movies, each one adored by increasingly large […]
Set under the elegant arches along the Rue de Rivoli, the Galignani bookstore – “the first English bookshop established on the continent,” as written […]
Most people who have heard of Jacqueline Chambord know that she was the heart and soul of the French Institute Alliance Française in New […]
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In The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson’s latest movie, Tilda Swinton plays J.K.L. Berensen, an eccentric, erudite writer openly inspired by Rosamond Bernier (1916-2016). The […]
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Impossibly beautiful, endlessly alluring, a revered host of literary salons and an accomplished writer, the American heiress Natalie Clifford Barney reigned for almost 75 […]

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