Beauty in a cafe. (She’s smoking, but you shouldn’t.)
A very fashionable lady waits. But for whom, we ponder.
From a young age, the French trust their children to do grocery shopping and not spend the money on drugs.
Couple in La Methode cafe. Man inspects extremely interesting crumb on the table. Woman dreams of finding a man who doesn’t find crumbs interesting.
Dancing in the streets on Bastille Day. Years later, a Motown song would turn this into a thing.
Beatniks just chillin’.
What clubbing in 1955 looked like.
Doggie, je t’aime.
Doggie, je t’aime: part deux.
Young ladies sun by the banks of the Seine. Jalouse much?
A French postal worker makes sure to smell each envelope before delivery to ensure it has been spritzed with the right amount of Chanel No. 5.
Russian ballerina Sonia Petrovna waits for le bus, showing restraint by not dancing.
Menfolk in Paris do their part.
Students from the Sorbonne kick it in the Luxembourg Gardens.
Two fine ladies at a cafe on the Champs-Élysées.
Twin sisters avoid eye contact with a waiter.
These people are having highly philosophical conversations. Comme d’habitude.
On a visit to Paris, Jane Fonda demonstrates the single-gloved scarf-tying technique, a very difficult French move to master.
A man and his dog wait for the bar to officially open.
A ballerina demonstrates the correct way to enter the Parisian métro.
A woman tries to work one of those new-fangled “parking meters.”