13 July 2009

The Paris set

If you know me, you know I love Paris. Ever since the Lumière brothers picked up a camera, Paris—or its studio self—became synonymous with the big screen. Especially when it comes to romance.

{Rick and Ilsa in Casablanca, 1942}

{Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in An American in Paris, 1951}

{Louis Jourdan and Leslie Caron in Gigi, 1958}

{Marius Goring and Moira Shearer in The Red Shoes, 1948}

Sharing a sweet embrace against a Parisian backdrop seems to be a rite of passage into celluloid immortality.