A vital piece of sound recording history: Harry Pace and Black Swan Records, the first Black-owned record company.
Who knew that in 1947 you could send little records to loved ones instead of paper letters?
Q: What is the most difficult grave to find in Pere Lachaise? A: Jim Morrison’s. He wanted to be buried near Oscar Wilde, but his family preferred somewhere more obscure after he died in Paris aged 27 in 1971.
Gauhar Jaan was the first gramophone recording artist in the Indian subcontinent in 1902. She was recorded by Fred Gaisberg during a six-week-long tour by the British Gramophone Company. How cool is that?
Nemo will never be able to afford any of these restaurants, but if you can, you go right ahead.
Curious as to what late 19th century/early 20th century actually Paris looked like? An exhibition of Eugène Atget’s photographs is on until September 19th at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation.
In June, two stars of the Palais Garnier–Hugo Marchand and Dorthee Gilbert–visited the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris as part of the What Dance Can Do project. They danced for the hospitalized children, moving from room to room in glittering costumes.
Disneyland Paris re-opened in June. If that’s your kind of thing. Nemo would rather stick a fork in her eyeball.
When Nemo gets paid, she might consider taking a cooking class at La Cuisine Paris. Croissant & French Pastry Fundamentals would be the class she would take. She’s been surviving on pain au raisins and Mackintosh’s toffees all through the summer.
An entertaining distillation of the page-to-stage of opera Salome.