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Karen Eilbacher as Joan (left) and Abby Corrigan as Medium Alison in Fun Home.
Photograph by Joan Marcus.
Copyright © 2016 by Joan Marcus


Near the beginning of the fascinating coming-out, musical-comedy-tragedy FUN HOME, the lead character Alison tells the audience that in the show, the father and his daughter (Alison) are both gay, and, while she’s away at college, her father will kill himself.  When he isn’t running a funeral home, teaching high school English, and hunting for antiques, […]


"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, editor, publisher and founder (Paris, November 9, 2008)

Jean-Louis Barrault (standing) as Baptiste. Image credit: Movie City News


After the fall of France in 1940, Jean Renoir, Julien Duvivier, and Jean Gabin (briefly) decamped for Hollywood. Director Marcel Carné and poet–screenwriter Jacques Prévert stayed in their occupied country and, under straitened circumstances, assembled their magnum opus LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS (CHILDREN OF PARADISE). “The cast is a record of Paris under the Nazis, and one […]