Favourite quotes in French classic movies (Michel Audiard’s dialogues)

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Michel Audiard wrote the dialogues of this cult French movie. “Les tontons flingueurs” was directed by Georges Lautner in 1963. Michel Audiard wrote the dialogues of the Georges Lautner “Les barbouzes” (1964) starring Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier and Francis Blanche.

Art Deco jewelry : Disappearance, resurgence and inspired brands

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Art Deco ended with the World War II (1939-1945) ; it was no longer popular. Art Deco was supplanted by the modernist movement, by the influence of Bauhaus then by the international style during the “trente glorieuses”. But in the … Continue reading

Art Deco jewelry : Inspirations from Foreign countries and ancient civilizations

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Far East (countries of eastern and south-eastern Asia such as China and Japan) was an important influence for Art Deco jewelry designers with the use of their materials (jade, coral, pearls and lacquer) and traditional designs and patterns. Far East … Continue reading

Art Deco jewelry : Noble materials

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Art Deco jewelry was namely characterized by noble and precious materials like platinum, white gold, fine gemstones (rock quartz, amethyst, citrine, chalcedony, aquamarine, black onyx…), gemstones (diamond, ruby, emerald and diamond), ivory, lacquer, ebony, shagreen, pearls… Gemstones were often carved. … Continue reading

Favourite quotes in Old Hollywood movies (screwball comedies) (6)

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Robert Russell, Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster and Frank Ross were the screenwriters of the George Stevens’ movie (1943) “The more the merrier” starring the lovely Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea and Charles Coburn. Samuel Hoffenstein and Elizabeth Reinhardt were the … Continue reading

Art Deco jewelry : Break with the Art nouveau period and modernity

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The sinuous and curved shapes of Arts & Crafts  and Art Nouveau jewels were replaced by sharp, simpler, geometric,  graphic and stylised designs. The Edwardian flowing and nature inspired designs were substituted by simpler, contrasted, stylised, straight and geometric designs … Continue reading