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La Vie Parisienne: A Complete Run of Issues for the Year 1916, in the Original Publisher’s Binder La Vie Parisienne: A Complete Run of Issues for the Year 1916, in the Original Publisher’s Binder La Vie Parisienne: A Complete Run of Issues for the Year 1916, in the Original Publisher’s Binder La Vie Parisienne: A Complete Run of Issues for the Year 1916, in the Original Publisher’s Binder
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La Vie Parisienne: A Complete Run of Issues for the Year 1916, in the Original Publisher’s Binder

Paris: Au Bureau du Journal, 1916

53 issues Colour and b&w illustrations throughout.

A COMPLETE RUN OF LA VIE PARISIENNE FOR THE YEAR 1916, IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER’S BINDER. 53 issues (No. 1 having been issued on New Year’s Day).

Charles Saglio took over this venerable Paris title in 1905 (it had been founded in 1863), and under his editorship La Vie Parisienne was transformed from a sober cultural review into a sprauntzy, spicy weekly magazine full of fashion, short stories and gossip, aimed squarely at the modern woman. Famously the magazine also became home to some of the most talented illustrators of the day, among them Chéri Hérouard (who supplied cover illustrations for 45 years), Georges Léonnec and Georges Barbier. The First World War saw a chic Franco-American patriotism added to the mix, and the small ads filled up with lonely soldiers looking for marraines, ‘godmothers’ to keep them company on leave. The magazine was banned in Belgium, and General Pershing warned American troops not to read the magazine, thereby doing wonders for its circulation.

A very well preserved run of this hugely influential title, from the midst of its social and artistic heyday.

£750.00
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