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Dreaming of France: 29 Avenue Rapp

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Scrolling through my Instagram& finding this image, I’m surprised I haven’t shared this particular French door for Dreaming of France before. 29 Avenue Rapp boasts what might be the most famous door in Paris. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful.



Designed by Jules Lavirotte in 1901 it’s a striking example of Art Nouveau architecture and features the very risque sculpted Adam and Eve above the door. I first saw the building in the movie Gigi as the building where Gigi's Aunt Alicia lives and where Gigi goes for her lessons in how to catch the right man. Preferably someone rich like Gaston.

Naturally when Mark and I visited Paris, we had to pay the building a visit. What struck us about 29 Avenue Rapp was how many people just walk on by, as if were nothing special, just another old stone edifice, the door, just another entry. I think even if I lived on the block, even if I saw the building and its door every single day, I would still have to pause and take it in. Not a whole …

Brushes with Stardom

Having worked in Hollywood for a bit myself, being married to a guy who still works in Hollywood, having a son who wants that too, my life brushes up against the stars from time to time. Thats how it is when you live in Hollywood. Everybody knows somebody who knows somebody. Yadda. Yadda. Yadda.
Here's where mine has sometimes merged on the Hollywood 101.

Tom Cruise: Cruisin’ It
Carey Mulligan: Baby You Can Drive My Car
Robert Redford: My one and only fan letter

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