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24 Vintage Pictures Of Paris Life In The 1920s

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A women sits comfortably in 1925 fashions: a jumper suit with contrasting trim, worn with a cloche hat with turned back brim (left). The Eiffel Tower as seen from the Trocadéro, circa 1925 (right).

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American publisher Sylvia Beach stands in the doorway of her bookshop "Shakespeare & Company", during the 1920s. The shop gained recognition for being run by the only person willing to publish James Joyce's Ulysses in the English language and was regarded as a haven for American expatriates during the 1920s and 1930s.

Famous French actor and playwright Sacha Guitry and his wife Yvonne Printemps pose in their costumes for the stage play 'Debureau' at the Sarah Bernhardt Theatre in Paris (left). Harry Pilcer and Gaby Deslys perform an exotic dance at the Casino de Paris, in the revue 'Paris Qui Jazz', circa 1920 (right).

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A group of women celebrate a réveillon in Paris, circa 1925. A réveillon is a dinner party preceding Christmas and New Year, at which luxury foods and wines are often served.

Members of the "Friday The Thirteenth Club" walk under a ladder in single file line at a meeting in a Paris bar. The club met every Friday 13th to do everything that superstitious people traditionally avoid (right). To the left, a Parisian bar is shown bustling after dark.


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