Links for use in Paris
Mercedes-Benz 300SL at L'Etoile , Paris, 1955. Left Barbara Goalen wears a Tweed Dress by Jean Patou , right Anne St-Marie a Suit by Lavin . Photographed by Irving Penn .
Anne St Marie, same session as above, on the cover of Paris Vogue, Octobre 1955.
- Hemingway on Paris, in Islands in the Stream:
+ MOTION PICTURES SHOT IN PARIS
- Monte Carlo or Bust (1969)
The steps of Sacre Coeur . Immediately at the top of these steps the final frames of Rendezvous (1976) are filmed, where the lady who is the subject of the rendezvous runs to meet the driver of the Ferrari / Mercedes-Benz.
Pont Alexandre III , Paris.
- Rendezvous (1976) by Claude Lelouche
- Les Ripoux (1984)
- La Grand Bouffe
- Ronin (1998)- Funny Face (1957)
- Midnight in Paris (2011)
- The Expendables 2 (2012)
Tour d'Eiffel in the distance, the Eglise of St Germain des Pres is closer to the camera to the right of the gilded dome of the Les Invalides . The large ugly building to the right of the Eglise St Germain des Pres is the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Paris. The building at the lower edge of the frame at the junction of the Quai des Grand Augustins with the Boulevard St Michel at the Pont Saint-Michel on the Left Bank of the river. The camera appears to be on the roof of the Hotel Dieu hospital on the Rue de La Cite, opposite (north) of the Notre Dame . The apartment of Billy's girlfriend is on the Rue de Lyon.
Vogue 1951 June cover, from the top of the one of the towers of Notre Dame. Notre Dame is only a few hundred meters south of the camera position used for the shot in The Expendables 2 (2010) and so you can see the same view, the camera being pointed in the same direction. Paris has strict building regulations which means that there are no tall buildings in the center of Paris, thus preserving its exquisite skyline.
- Tour D'Argent
-- During the Second World War, the Tour D'Argent was purchased by the Horcher family of restaurateurs, who ran Horchers in Berlin, Madrid, and the Drei Husaren in Vienna.
- The Ritz. Famously 'liberated' by Ernest Hemingway during the Second World War. Fighting was still going on in Paris and the direct route to the Place Vendome was of the places where shots were still being exchanged. Hemingway had been in a race with photographer Robert Capa to reach the Ritz first and thence file a story. By the time he had reached Paris there were about twenty people in his entourage from various armies and in various uniforms. Units of the British Army were already inside the Ritz about an hour before Hemingway arrived, but he bluffed them into thinking that he had orders to take over the Ritz for the US Army and they left. He ordered a round of Martini's in Frank's bar for his entire party.
In Fleming's novel From Russia with Love (1957) Bond orders a Vodka-Martini at the bar in the Paris Ritz:
In Fleming's novel From Russia with Love (1957) Bond is being held at gunpoint by the assassin Nash in a compartment on the Orient Express: Nash tells Bond:
- The Hôtel Lancaster on the Rue de Berri . When Orson Welles went missing from the shoot of the The Third Man (1949) in Vienna, a member of the crew was sent to track him down and found him at his favorite hotel, popular with high-rollers like Welles and Marlene Dietrich. Noël Coward was staying at the Lancaster at the same time which made for some exciting parties. Welles was staying in the Penthouse suite. Oddly, I used to stay at the Lancaster regularly before I knew any of this.
From the final scene of Fleming's novel From Russia with Love (1957)
- Caviar dealer Petrossian Ian Fleming purchased a large quantity of Beluga caviar here after a big win on the tables at the Casino in Le Touquet, which he served to his guests at the after-party he held after the premiere of From Russia with Love (1963) .
From The Life of Ian Fleming by John Pearson published by Jonathan Cape, 1967, Pearson tells of Anne's suggestion that the Flemings should host an after-party after the premiere of From Russia with Love (1963):
- Au Vieux Campeur - Europe's best outdoor store, for climbing, mountaineering, and related activities.
- La Malle Pour Tous - Accessories Auto
-- A splendid shop which will make you any license plate you want, any material, any period any letter/number. Automobile, motorcycle or moto. The motorcycle size plates are particularly useful for mounting on the front of mid-engine sports cars.
'La Malle Pour Tous' license plates made to order, any country and style, any size, automobile or motorcycle.
- Paris - published by Editions Ponchet 7 rue Theodore de Banville Paris 75017
-- This is the same best street atlas of Paris, the one Parisiennes use. The equivalent in London is Geographers A-Z .
-- From the superb black comedy cop movie Les Ripoux (1984) : Philip Noiret, playing the time-served vulpine detective drives while sharing lines of cocaine drawn onto a copy of editions Ponchet Paris streetmap.
Editions Ponchet Paris Streemap being used to hold lines of cocaine
The rookie holds the tooter while Philip Noiret drives.
+ WARTIME PARIS
- Gestapo Headquarters at 87 Avenue Foch. SS offices next door.
- Gestapo Sonderkommando setup headquarters at Hôtel de Lourve
Also there were French SS units equivalent of the German SS units.
- RHSA occupied an hôtel at 11 Rue de Saussaies. CO was Haupsturmfuhrer Theodor Dannecker, who was Eichmann's representative in Paris and responsible for collecting Paris's 12,000 Jews.
- Other branches of the SS RHSA were at 31 Avenue Foch.
- Germany Army High Command set-up headquarters at the Hôtel Ritz
- Wehrmacht offices at Hôtel Meurice, housing von Rundstedt's staff, OB West.
- Hôtel Raphael was HQ of Lt General von Boineburg-Lengsfeld, Wehrmacht Garrison Commander.
- Wehrmacht military prisons were at Fresnes and the Fort de l'Est, which were taken over by the various Allied military police. I did hear of some Waffen-SS troops who while on a drunken night out stole a truck and went on a drunken rampage. They were not sent to the military prison but were sent to a KZ, a concentration camp.
- Mont Velerien barracks (presently French Air Force barracks) was HQ of the Waffen-SS. Also used as a prison for civilian detainees held for reprisals in the event of partisan attacks.
- Turner on the Seine by Ian Warrell published by Tate Gallery publishing, 1999, ISBN 1 85437 219 X
- Paris-Riviera: Racing the Train Bleu and the TGV
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+ EXTERNAL LINKS
- Circuit de Périphérique - The French thoughtfully provided a race circuit around Paris called the Boulevard Périphérique Several motorcycle riders (notably the Black Prince) have set very fast times in both darkness and daylight.
- http://agonistica.com/ - Photographs of WK2 occupied Paris by Andre Zucca
- Paris Then & Now http://viola.bz/paris-back-to-the-past/ - Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov's matched photographs of present day and WWII images
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