Swedish Sphinx – Ep.34

https://parislesbospodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Final-Garbo-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA darling of the screen, a famous recluse, the Swedish Sphinx: Greta Garbo. The enigmatic Swedish actress bewitched audiences with her mesmerizing beauty and unparalleled talent during Hollywood’s Golden Age. With a career spanning from the silent era to the advent of sound in film, Garbo left an indelibleContinue reading “Swedish Sphinx – Ep.34”

Gateway to Hollywood – Ep.33

https://parislesbospodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Finished-Mercedes-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMercedes de Acosta has been called many things: the inspiration behind Truman Capote’s game International Daisy Chain, “that furious lesbian”, and our gateway to Hollywood for the podcast. She was notorious for walking the streets of New York in pants, pointed shoes with buckles, a tricorn hat, and aContinue reading “Gateway to Hollywood – Ep.33”

Defying Odds – Ep. 32

https://parislesbospodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Finished-Kahlo-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMexican painter Frida Kahlo is famous for her self-portraits and the fact the world has decided to plaster her face everywhere. But where did her story begin? And why was this woman once accused of murdering her ex lover, Leo Trotsky? Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Frida: A BiographyContinue reading “Defying Odds – Ep. 32”

Black Venus – Ep.31

https://parislesbospodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Finished-J-Baker-Episode-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIcon of the Jazz Age, WWII resistance member, famous for a banana skirt among other things, today’s episode is Josephine Baker, the American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. She was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, and at one point, she was the richestContinue reading “Black Venus – Ep.31”

From Riots to State Funerals – Ep.30

https://parislesbospodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Colette-Finished-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadKnown as a great French writer, Colette shattered societal norms and made her mark on literature and history. From being the first woman to receive a state funeral in the French Republic to causing a scandal with a lesbian kiss in a pantomime performance, Colette’s bold and unapologetic spiritContinue reading “From Riots to State Funerals – Ep.30”

Woolf of Writing Part 2 – Ep.28

https://parislesbospodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Woolf-2-finished-audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart 2 of Virginia Woolf sees the rise of the writer and the famous affair with fellow writer Vita Sackville-West. Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee Virginia Woolf: A Biography by Quentin Bell Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West: Love Letters w/intro by Alison Bechdel

Woolf of Writing Part 1 – Ep.27

https://parislesbospodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Woolf-1-real-finished-audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadVirginia Woolf, most famous woman of this podcast’s world. She’s considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century writers. In fact, even if you don’t know anyone else from this podcast, you’re guaranteed to know of this woman. Her writing is studied at university level, and her life hasContinue reading “Woolf of Writing Part 1 – Ep.27”

The Real Life Orlando – Ep.26

https://parislesbospodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Vita-Audio-Episdeo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadVita Sackville-West is best known today for her love affair with fellow writer Virginia Woolf. However, in their day, it was Vita who was the more popular and well known writer, and not because of her scandalous affair with Violet Trefusis. Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way) Behind the Mask:Continue reading “The Real Life Orlando – Ep.26”

A Not Shrinking Violet – Ep.25

https://parislesbospodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Violet-Episode-Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadViolet Trefusis was a famously passionate writerly footnote in the love affair of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West courtesy of the character of Sasha in Woolf’s Orlando, but who exactly was the woman behind the portrait, the woman who famously said, “Across my life only one word will beContinue reading “A Not Shrinking Violet – Ep.25”