Paris Was a Woman [DVD] [1995]

The Left Bank of Paris is a notorious bohemian hot-spot where some of the world's greatest artists and intellectuals found a haven in which to freely express themselves. Though traditional chronicles have focused on the illustrious men who lived there, this British documentary looks at some of the women who lived there including Gertrude Stein and her lover Alice B. Toklas, publishers Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier, painter Romaine Brooks, and Natalie Barney. Many of their stories are told with archival film clips coupled with modern interviews.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Rare home movies of gertrude stein, alice b. toklas, colette, pablo picasso, art dealer daniel-henry kahnweiler, thornton wilder and poet paul valery
  • Additional photo gallery of the period
  • Biographies of the filmmakers and selected film subjects

Synopsis

Paris Was a Woman
The Left Bank of Paris is a notorious bohemian hot-spot where some of the world's greatest artists and intellectuals found a haven in which to freely express themselves. Though traditional chronicles have focused on the illustrious men who lived there, this British documentary looks at some of the women who lived there including Gertrude Stein and her lover Alice B. Toklas, publishers Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier, painter Romaine Brooks, and Natalie Barney. Many of their stories are told with archival film clips coupled with modern interviews. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Juliet Stevenson
    Juliet Stevenson - narrator
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