mardallie:

I have acquired a nice stack of books from American writers in 1920s Paris. I guess I’m sort of hoping for a Midnight in Paris type scenario when I am there.
I am starting with the overview provided by Exile’s Return (Malcolm Cowley). It’s a nice comparison/contrast to Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, which is one of my favorites.

Along with books, you could watch these movies to get you in the mood:
An American in Paris
Amelie (one of my favorites)
Before Sunset
Funny Face*,**
Love in the Afternoon**
Charade*,** (love, love this one)
Paris When It Sizzles**
French Kiss (Kevin Kline is damn sexy in this cause he reminds me of a guy I used to date)
I know there are more but those come to mind.
* - directed by Stanley Donen (I love his movies-he also directed Two For The Road)
** -  starring Audrey Hepburn (yeah, I have a thing for her too and those two worked together quite often)

mardallie:

I have acquired a nice stack of books from American writers in 1920s Paris. I guess I’m sort of hoping for a Midnight in Paris type scenario when I am there.

I am starting with the overview provided by Exile’s Return (Malcolm Cowley). It’s a nice comparison/contrast to Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, which is one of my favorites.

Along with books, you could watch these movies to get you in the mood:

  • An American in Paris
  • Amelie (one of my favorites)
  • Before Sunset
  • Funny Face*,**
  • Love in the Afternoon**
  • Charade*,** (love, love this one)
  • Paris When It Sizzles**
  • French Kiss (Kevin Kline is damn sexy in this cause he reminds me of a guy I used to date)

I know there are more but those come to mind.

* - directed by Stanley Donen (I love his movies-he also directed Two For The Road)

** -  starring Audrey Hepburn (yeah, I have a thing for her too and those two worked together quite often)

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  1. quintessentiallyquirky said: OO! Let me know what’s good because I love “A Moveable Feast” too.
  2. notentirely said: my semester abroad was in paris studying the expatriates. we’d read the works, then go and walk in the footsteps. it was an amazing time and i was all of 20. there was a lot of wine.
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