Sin City Paris | In 2005 the Canadian TV channel CBC broadcasted a bunch of valuable historic documentaries about “naughty tourist magnets” of the 1920s. First example: Paris. Parisians ripped off the sufferings of World War I and threw one looong passionate party. Prostitution was legal and the brothel culture was very rich. The disregard of the Parisians in the 1920s for social constraints attracted edgy, artistic bonvivants such as D.H. Lawrence, Salvador Dali, Gertrude Stein or Josephine Baker. Because of the prohibition of alcohol in the United States combined with a strong US-Dollar, US-American tourists came to Paris like moths to the light. Innovators from art, music and literature congregated there and played out their eccentricities. With a heady mixture of drugs, BDSM clubs and inter-racial sex, Paris became the ultimate hot spot in avant-garde … First CBC Broadcast: Feb 1, 2005
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