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Paris Was a Woman (1996)

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Female (many of them lesbian) artists, writers, photographers, designers, and adventurers settled in Paris between the wars. They embraced France, some developed an ex-pat culture, and most... See full summary »

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Alice B. Toklas ...
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Gertrude Stein ...
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Janet Flanner ...
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Samuel Steward ...
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Sylvia Beach ...
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Adrienne Monnier ...
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Giselle Freund ...
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John Bernard ...
Himself - Académie française (as Professor Jean Bernard)
Berthe Cleyrerque ...
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Catharine Stimpson ...
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Female (many of them lesbian) artists, writers, photographers, designers, and adventurers settled in Paris between the wars. They embraced France, some developed an ex-pat culture, and most cherished a way of life quite different than the one left behind. Archival footage, music, paintings, literature, and interviews with folks who were there. Berenice Abbott, Gisele Freund, Djuna Barnes, Natalie Barney, Sylvia Beach, Adrienne Monnier, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Colette, Janet Flanner and others. In addition, Matisse, Picasso, Hemingway, and James Joyce. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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8 November 1996 (USA)  »

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París era una mujer  »

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$44,774 (USA) (22 November 1996)

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$44,774 (USA) (22 November 1996)
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Expatriates Abroad
23 December 2000 | by (Midnight Movie Land) – See all my reviews

Wonderful documentary on the American female expatriate community in Paris, France in the 1920s and 1930s. Uses home movies, old photos and interviews to bring that creative period to life in a real way. The film doesn not shy away from the fact that many of these women were lesbian and lived that lifestyle quite openly in the permissive atmosphere there then. The film discusses the era by looking at the lives of several women. Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas are discussed as are Josephine Baker and many more women who may not be household names in the U.S. but were well known back then. A great feminist history documentary that has much to say about life in a richly creative community. Recommended.


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