Reblogging myself, here, but for a great reason! I posted this image set a few days back and mentioned that I hoped there would be a great reference for vintage Paris nightlife on a par with the Voluptuous Panic book by Mel Gordon and what it does for Berlin. Then, wish granted… Mel Gordon himself contacted me to let me know he’s doing a book on just that very subject! HORIZONTAL COLLABORATION: THE EROTIC WORLD OF PARIS, 1920-1946… out next year! Also, he corrected the original attribution.
So… the top is from Fétiche (1927); the bottom two are from Monocle (1932). [Fat Claude is in all three photographs.]
I’m working on an upcoming novel that has a large part of it set in Berlin during the Weimar years… an amazing array of clubs and cabarets of all types. Research has been a combo of online sources and the AMAZING Voluptuous Panic book by Mel Gordon. I wish there were similar books for the Paris clubs of the time, and the early clubs and cabarets of Chicago, New York, etc. Does anyone know of good books on the subject?