16 Days until THE BONES OF PARIS…
It’s 16 days until The Bones of Paris, Laurie R. King’s suspense novel of 1929 Paris.
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Bricktop outside of one of her clubs in Paris
From page 111: Bricktop’s was jumping. Even so, the owner spotted him three steps inside the door and leapt down from her perch to greet him. “Harris! I didn’t know you were back in town—come here, you big New Yorker, you!”
Bricktop (Ada Smith) came to Paris in the early Twenties, befriended Cole Porter, and became the toast of Paris. She sang in and ran a series of night clubs, where she met many of the greats of twentieth century jazz. Bricktop and Josephine Baker were at the head of the flowering of black music in Paris during this time. (Owen Wilson’s character goes to Bricktop’s in the film Midnight in Paris.)
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