Thursday, February 12, 2009

"It was an odd place, that second storey of a private house, at 177 bis. The first floor sheltered a single, silent neighbor, Prince Alexander Bibesco. I used to look out sometimes and watch the beautiful red and gold hair of Princess Bibesco (née Helene Reyer, the first and most touching 'Claudinet' in Les Deux Gosses) go down the winding staircase like a torch flung down a well."

-Colette, My Apprenticeships and Music Hall Sidelights

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