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French Street Performance

03/20/2017 11:30 AM

@ Selby Gardens - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
900 S Palm Ave
SarasotaFL 


French Street Performance

Author Charlotte Perret brings to you a vivid and fascinating study of a nearly forgotten aspect of Parisian life from the 1890s to the late 1950s…street performances and carnivals. Prior to the publishing of At Their Doorstep: The Street Fairs of Paris & Their Carnival Folk In Stories and Photographic Postcards, 1900s, what were once eagerly-awaited annual events had become relegated to distant memories, family snapshots and postcards tucked away in drawers. In this groundbreaking book, Ms. Perret gives us never-before published images of bustling and extravagant street fairs full of barkers, performers and carnies, as well as personal stories of those who were there in the midst of it all.

Following the lecture will be a book sale and signing. Lunch by Michael's On East.

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Categories: Botanical Garden, Historical Place, Non-Profit Organization

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