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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 more »

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Narrator (voice)
Maureen All ...
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Gillian Hanna ...
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Margaret Robertson ...
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Shari Benstock ...
Herself - Author (as Professor Shari Benstock)
Alice B. Toklas ...
Herself (archiveFootage) (voice)
Gertrude Stein ...
Herself (archiveFootage) (voice)
Janet Flanner ...
Herself - Writer
Samuel Steward ...
Himself - Author and Tattoo Artist
Sylvia Beach ...
Herself - Book Impressario (archiveFootage)
Adrienne Monnier ...
Herself (archiveFootage) (voice)
Giselle Freund ...
Herself - Photographer (as Dr. Gisele Freund)
John Bernard ...
Himself - Académie française (as Professor Jean Bernard)
Berthe Cleyrerque ...
Herself - Housekeeper to Natalie Barney
Catharine Stimpson ...
Herself - Stein Scholar (as Professor Catharine Stimpson)
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Herself - Performs in Musical (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (with pets) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (in Paris) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Malcolm Muggeridge ...
Himself - Interviews Sylvia Beach (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Thornton Wilder ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Greta Schiller

Written by

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Andrea Weiss ... (written by)

Produced by

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Frances Berrigan ... executive producer / producer
Björn Koll ... co-producer: Germany
Jennifer Romine ... associate producer / co-producer
Greta Schiller ... producer
Melissa Cahill Tonelli ... associate producer
Andrea Weiss ... producer

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Janette Mason

Cinematography by

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Nurith Aviv
Greta Schiller
Renato Tonelli
Fawn Yacker

Film Editing by

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Greta Schiller

Editorial Department

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Kallis Shamaris ... associate editor

Production Management

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Dominique Green ... production manager
Caroline Levy ... production manager
Anna Mishcon ... production manager

Art Department

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Miles McKane ... set designer
Zola Rubin ... set designer

Sound Department

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Ronald Bailey ... sound
Curtis Choy ... sound
Tilo Hantke ... digital audio post-production
Rainer Jesky ... sound layering
Frank Langer ... sound layering
Alfred Livecchi ... sound (as Al Livecchi)
Thomas Malz ... digital audio post-production
Barbara Zahm ... sound

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Amy Bostwick ... assistant camera
Nick Hale ... rostrum
Robert Heath ... rostrum
Mary Latvis ... assistant camera
Nancy Morita ... assistant camera
Ken Morse ... rostrum

Music Department

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Janette Mason ... musician: piano

Other crew

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Berenice Abbott ... archive source
Brian Berrigan ... production accountant
Roger Browning ... titles and graphics
Eileen Bruno ... production assistant
Katie Crowley ... production assistant
Royston Edwards ... titles and graphics
Florence Fradelizi ... production assistant
Robert Freedman ... legal (as Bob Freedman)
Giselle Freund ... archive source (as Gisèle Freund)
Marina Ganzerli ... production assistant
Diane Gelon ... legal
Karla Jay ... historical consultant
Harry Lines ... archive source
Diane Morrison ... legal
Matthew Percival ... production assistant
Jane Schiller ... production secretary
Bonnie G. Smith ... historical consultant
Jalene Szuba ... production assistant
Andrea Weiss ... researcher
Ross Wisdom ... production accountant

Thanks

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Yann Beauvals ... thanks
Rita Clare Britten ... thanks
Sophia Collier ... thanks
Rebecca Dobbs ... thanks
Joan Drury ... thanks
Mark Finch ... thanks
Dana Frank ... thanks
Vivian Kleiman ... thanks
Herbert Mitgang ... thanks: Authors League Fund
Cheryl Moch ... thanks
William Murray ... thanks: Janet Flanner literary estate executor
Joseph Salomon ... thanks: Carl Van Vechten estate executor
Valere Scott ... thanks
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg ... thanks

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • París era una mujer (Spain)
  • Párizs, a nők városa (Hungary)
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  • 75 min
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