Tag: Caroline Otéro

  • Meet the Lady Known as “La Belle”

    Meet the Lady Known as “La Belle”

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    The early 20th century was an era when young women who were willing to flaunt their private “attributes” could win the affection of many men the likes of whom could be stable-boys to kings. Caroline Otéro was one such lady. Men loved her; women were jealous. Meet the women known as “La Belle.”

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  • Bookmark Postcards

    Bookmark Postcards

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    Recently a collection of eight Reutlinger (the well-known publisher in Paris) postcards came to my attention.  I have seen bookmark size cards often, but these interested me because seven of the eight appear to be addressed by the same hand to Mademoiselles at addresses in the Cher Department, a French “region,” in West-Central France that…

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Past Article

Hy Mariampolski


New York City was the undisputed leader of world-wide night life from the end of Prohibition into the 1960s. In countless nightclubs revelers could eat and drink to their hearts’ content.

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