Barbier, Georges (illus); Maurice Milliere (cover illus).
Paris. 02-08- 1919.
57 Annee. No. 6. February 8, 1919 issue of this French periodical, color centrefold and two full page color illustrations plus color pictorial wrappers, 18 pages (numbered 109-127), 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Light soiling and dampstaining and several small tears to covers, 1 1/4 inch separation to tail of spine; interior in good condition. The chief feature is the assortment of exquisite illustrations of beautiful and chic young women in various states of undress. The centrefold cartoon by Georges Barbier purports to show the history of the "universal feminine". There are verses, cartoons and tidbits of gossip, and attractive period advertising. A glimpse into the bonne vie of interwar Paris. "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 #55711