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A Flippant Magazine [later "Le Magazine du Music Hall"]

Published: Paris: Jazz, 1926-8

Stock code: 77157

Price: £850

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A remarkable survival from “les années folles,” when in France jazz meant modernity, exoticism, américanisation, nudity, more or less anything but jazz. Largely comprising slightly risqué photographs of dancers and other performers at the music halls and dancings of Paris, interpersed with reviews of the shows, lightly erotic stories, and much enhanced by the ads for “Snappy Photos;” “All unpublished things you are looking for;” the Egyptian Palace – “English spoken. Recommended. New Interior. Modern Comfort. Madame Marie-Louise de Longwy. Society relationships and things out of the ordinary at her private house;” “High class lingerie;” “Intimate Attitudes.” Includes a number of better-known figures from the era Joséphine Baker – and her imitators – and an article on ‘Un Bal Chez Foujita’ with pictures of the artist “en Mongol”. Unusual and evocative.

Quarto (309 239 mm) 23 issues bound in contemporary plum half cloth on marbled boards, marbled endpapers, original colour printed wraps bound in. Profusely illustrated throughout. Externally a little rubbed, internally very good.

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