This is Natalie Clifford Barney, outspoken poet, lesbian, and women’s rights activist. She used to host salons at her Paris home, where she invited writers and artists from all over to talk about the issues of the day…
Is she the real founder of the Encyclopedia Show?!
Find out TONIGHT at the Belle Époque Encyclopedia Show! 7:30!
Rad art from Gustav Klimt during the Belle Époque
Join us TOMORROW for the Belle Époque Encyclopedia Show! 7:30! 1012 Noble Street!
The Paris Metro was established during the Belle Époque and looks more confusing than the CTA must look to tourists…
Join us THIS THURSDAY as we educate y’all on the Belle Époque!
Did you know that the Titanic was carrying over 7 million pieces of mail to the United States? None of it has ever been recovered
Oh so you can say baguette and ooh la la, CHILD PLEASE.
Learn some real French, I even went out and found this handy website with helpful phrases for you.
Does this image terrify you? Make you want to scream FIIIIIIRE and run in any direction? No? well in 1895, that’s exactly what happened as the Lumiere Brothers showed the first film- “The Train Coming into the Station.” People in the theatre thought there was ACTUALLY a train headed into the very place they were seated. It was black and white but semantics RUUUUNNNNN TRAAAAIIINNNNNN!!!!!!
watch the whole film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dgLEDdFddk
The word “ritzy” was coined during the Belle Epoque, referring to the posh atmosphere and clientele of the Hôtel Ritz Paris!