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Paul Goldfinger © Upper east side New York. August 2014. Remembering  the book and art stalls along the Seine in Paris. Click to enlarge.

SOPHIE MILMAN  “La Vie En Rose”

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Portrait of Eileen.   Paul Goldfinger © Undated. Re-posted from 2014. Blogfinger.net

TEDDY WILSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, WITH BILLIE HOLIDAY  “If You Were Mine.”

 

 

 

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Central Park blizzard 1969. Blogfinger.net

Renée Fleming and Gregory Porter   (Album: Christmas in New York)

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Tuscany. c. 1996. By Paul Goldfinger. © Click left for larger view

Cingue Terre, Italy.   c. 1996. By Paul Goldfinger. © Click left for larger view. Reposted from 2013.

HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO. “Souvenir de Villingen” from the album Yerba Buena Bounce  (composed by Stephane Grappelli)

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St-Emilion, France. Growers of Bordeaux wine. by Paul Goldfinger © Silver gelatin print. Left click for full view.

 Paul Goldfinger ©   St. Emilion, France. Growers of Bordeaux wine.  Silver gelatin dark room print. Left click for full view.

SIDNEY BECHET   (soprano sax) with “Si Tu Vois Ma Mere” from the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris.

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By Moe Demby. March 22. 2014. Blogfinger staff photo

By Moe Demby. March 22. 2014. Blogfinger staff photo

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

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Italy. By Paul Goldfinger. Undated.  This is the place to eat seafood.  Click to enlarge.   Silver gelatin darkroom print by the photographer. ©

PATRICIA PETIBON from the opera Rinaldo (Act 2)  by George Frideric Handel (1711) and written in Italian  ( a first for the English stage.)

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Paris 1937 by Lucien Aigner. Currently at the Gallery Kayafas, Boston.

By Paul Goldfinger, photography editor @Blogfinger.net

The photojournalist Lucien Aigner was born in Hungary.  He moved to Paris where he worked with some of the pioneer Leica-toting photographers such as Robert Capa. When WWII happened, he escaped to America where he continued his work.  He spend his last days organizing over 100,000 of his negatives.

I have been a Leica photographer most of my life, including now when I work with a Leica digital, the M-9.  But I still spend time scanning negatives for digital files to create prints and to post on Blogfinger.

Josephine Baker was an American singer who moved to France where she was a sensation. She liked to perform in abbreviated costumes including one where she wore a very short skirt made of bananas.  She was famous in Europe, but less so in the US.

Baker was active in the US civil rights movement; she would never perform in front of segregated audiences. During WWII, she assisted the French Resistance, and DeGaulle personally gave her their highest honor.

Her biggest hit was “I Have Two Loves”  (“J’ai deux amours.”)  which we have played on Blogfinger in the past.  (see below)

JOSEPHINE BAKER:

Josephine Baker 1930.

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The archangel Michael slays the devil while a dragon spits water. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

The Place Saint-Michel dates back to 1860. The fountain is the center-piece, but the open area around it is where people relax, sit, stroll and socialize. It reminds me of the fountain area in Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village, New York.  It is in the Latin Quarter neighborhood on the Left Bank of Paris.

BOB DYLAN  “These Foolish Things” from his new album Triplicate

Paris is a walking city.  The cafés, parks, fountains, churches, bridges across the Seine, meals in bistros, strolls around town such as in the Isle de la Cité or around Notre Dame—all of it lends itself to romantic moments. The city especially shines at night—it is the City of Lights.  And those moments, as brief or as foolish as they might be, create lasting memories.  The Place de Saint Michel (above) is like that if you just hang around for even 15 minutes.

 

 

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Paris. By Paul Goldfinger © Click left for full view

Paris. By Paul Goldfinger © Click  for full view   (re-posted from 2013)

CHARLES TRENET.  “La Romance de Paris.”

 

 

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