Ahh…Paris….c’est magnifique!

The apartment at 1 Rue Git Le Coeur was widely visited, leased and used as a haven during the Alice years…I have the list of visitors and it is long! I didn’t really understood how alluring of a place it could be until I started to see photos of the pied-à-terre…and the more I saw, the more I realized why everyone wanted to be there.  In the heart of the Left Bank  with the best view…I could taste those cocktails and smell the smoke the hovered around that salon….the question became of course (beyond what sat on those bookshelves) who lived there now?  insideparisapt

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5 thoughts on “Ahh…Paris….c’est magnifique!

  1. Paul December 22, 2014 / 4:13 am

    Great stuff! Joseph was the uncle to my maternal grandmother, and he left her enough money to buy a brownstone in Amsterdam I always heard tales of a Delamar heiress in NY, and I’ve seen a faded out NY tabloid about her laying around. I really hope you find her transcripts… but your search for it is delicious 🙂

  2. Nermin Bezmen August 14, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Hello! Seeing your posts on the internet about Alice de Lamar and Lucia Davidova just mesmerized me for I am in the middle of my last novel about my heroine Şura (Alexandra Verjenskaya) who had a close relationship especially with Lucia Davidova since their childhood from Kislovodsk from the pre revolution times.
    I have quite a few postcards and letters written by Lucia and Alice de Lamar to Barones Valentine Clodt von Jurgenzburg who was the elder sister of Şura and with whom I had become very close before she died.
    Now I am writing Şura’s Paris years looking at her photos in my archive including one with Alice and two more friends in a convertible jaguar. It is like making history come alive again…
    Thanks again for such a great research and especially for sharing it with us.
    With my best wishes.
    Nermin Bezmen

  3. BB Kuett September 4, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    I am researching a piece that involves the artist-writer Ludwig Bemelmans during his Paris days. In the 1950’s, he rented the penthouse from Alice de la Mar. Bemelmans wrote: “a house that belonged once to the chef of Louis XIV. It was the color of salmon….It had a two-person elevator, a statue by Rodin in the entrance hall, and the top floors were furnished like a country home in Westchester. In his book, “My Life in Art,” Bemelmans sketched the building and the splendid view from its terrace.

  4. Lance November 3, 2018 / 11:40 am

    You write that you have the list of visitors … any chance you would share this research? I’m writing a book that touches on this apartment in 1948 and would love to talk to you about it. Great post.

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