Barbier, Georges (illus); Rene Vincent (cover illus).
Paris. 10-12- 1918.
56 Annee. No. 41. October 12, 1918 issue of this French periodical, color centrefold and two full page color illustrations plus color pictorial wrappers, 18 pages (numbered 877-895) + one advertising sheet, 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Light soiling and dampstaining to covers, vertical soft crease to left side throughout magazine; overall good condition. The chief feature is the assortment of exquisite illustrations of beautiful young women - the girl on the cover who has turned a steel helmet into a chic accessory, the nymph clad in a risqué dress of autumn leaves, and the Deco bathers by Georges Barbier. There are verses, cartoons and tidbits of gossip, and attractive period advertising. A glimpse into the bonne vie of Paris just before the Great War ended. "During World War I, General Pershing personally warned American servicemen against purchasing the magazine, which boosted its popularity in the United States. La Vie Parisienne was hugely successful because it combined a new mix of subjects—short stories, veiled gossip and fashion banter, also comments about subjects from love and the arts to the stock exchange—with beautiful cartoons and full-page color illustrations by leading artists of the age." (Wikipedia). Item #55710