Friday, 6 November 2009

Poster for ‘Las Vie Parisienne’ – Georges Léonnec

Georges Léonnec 
Part of the life-affirming “culture of Paris” that we were just paying (against our will) for Hone Harawira to be sucking up – this 1922 cover by Léonnec for the magazine La Vie Parisienne harks back to the sense of life of late-nineteenth century European romantic culture and, specifically, the rambunctiously infectious operettas of Jacques Offenbach.

And frankly, if you’ve never seen one of Offenbach’s operettas, then you’ve never lived.  I guarantee that if Hone sat through one, he’d be tickled pink.

Which would almost be worth the price of his ticket.

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Anonymous Monsieur said...

I wouldn't describe Le Folie-Bergere as "romantic culture". Most relationships were strictly business.
P.S. It's quite easy to hitch-hike from Brussells to Paris.

6 Nov 2009, 09:18:00  
Anonymous Medieval Swords said...

hahaha... whats going on here... its really very romantic. thanks for sharing this with us.

14 Nov 2009, 01:47:00  

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