Paris Lesbos Podcast
Origins of the Ballets Russes – Ep.11
Ida Rubinstein didn’t die at the height of her fame but instead faded away into obscurity. Despite that ending, she was instrumental to the creation of the Ballets Russes and inspired both painters an
The Amazon – Ep. 10
Once again, we take a look at Natalie Barney, but this time, we’re digging into some major works of her life. We’re looking at how she got her nickname, her Académie des Femmes, and some of her major
Silverpoint Art and Military Service – Ep.9
Thelma Wood is known for her affair with the writer Djuna Barnes, which spawned the modernist masterpiece Nightwood. Nadine Huong is another side character and lover of Natalie Barney, despite her own
Greatest Woman Modernist Writer – Ep. 8
Djuna Barnes is renowned for her modernist masterpiece, Nightwood, despite the confusion it has caused for decades. It’s safe to say her worries of being sidelined as a writer never came to pass, even
Inspiration behind Well of Loneliness – Ep. 7
Toupie Lowther is a side character in others’ sagas, including Radcylffe Hall’s the Well of Loneliness, but she was also international sports star and WWI ambulance driver. Sources (Used/Consulted/Rea
A Wilde One – Ep.6
Dolly Wilde is known primarily for being Oscar Wilde’s niece and Natalie Barney’s lover, but she had an interesting life outside of that on her own. Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Truly W
Muse of Violets – Ep.5
Renee Vivien is a Belle Époque poet known for her poetry, short stories, tragic death, and affair with Natalie Barney that continues to be the talk/judgement of the internet. Sources (Used/Consulted/R
The Red Duchess – Ep.3
Lily de Gramont survived a terrible marriage to write books, nearly have a political career, and become a bigamist by marrying Natalie Barney. Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Elisabeth de Gramont: Avant-gardiste by Francesco Rapazzini Wild ...
Thief of Souls – Ep. 2
Romaine Brooks is known for her painting, her nickname from Robert de Montesquiou, and as a lover of 50 years to Natalie Clifford Barney. “There are women whose black eyes sparkle with energy – they make me feel so irredeemably blonde!
Empress of the Lesbians – Ep. 1
Natalie Barney wrote novels, hosted a famous salon, and was known primarily for her love life and scandalizing society ladies. “If I had one ambition it was to make my life itself into a poem.” – NCB Music: Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach Source...