In 1920s Paris… gossiping with New Yorker journalist Janet Flanner,
… picking up style types in the dressing-room of transvestite circus artiste Barbette…
… getting to grips with Josephine Baker’s pet cheetah.
Life then was “dinners, soirees, poets, erratic millionaires, translations, lobsters, absinthe, music, promenades, oysters, sherry, aspirin, pictures, Sapphic heiresses, editors, books, sailors, And how!’
– American poet Hart Crane describing 1920s Paris in a postcard