Category Archives: PARIS

IN ABSENCE OF AMNESIA – Chapter 5 by Peter Nolan Smith

When a French worker says, “A month.” he usually meant six weeks, so I arrived at Rue Faux, expecting no change after a two week absence. Instead a new wall had been erected, the entrance had been restored to its gaudy glory, liquor bottles hung over the bar, and the dance floor shined from a […]

IN ABSENCE OF AMNESIA – Chapter 4 by Peter Nolan Smith

That night I stopped at a disco on Rue Montmartre, intending to wait out Brigitte’s early morning departure. Philippe’s previous girlfriend danced with a natural wantonness to WARM LEATHERETTE. Her partner was a famous French singer. My eyes x-ed him from the club. Honey-hued skin covered the teenager’s long lean limbs. Lisa had possessed the […]

IN ABSENCE OF AMNESIA – Chapter 3 by Peter Nolan Smith

Bernard was waiting at Charles De Gaulle Aeroport. He had arranged a week’s stay at a hotel in Paris’ old Jewish Quarter. Opening night was that evening. He had been tapped to be the club’s DJ. The Rex was under an old cinema along the Grand Boulevard. The magazine held high hopes for the subterranean […]

Couvre-feu A Paris

The environs of Paris have been inhabited since 10000 BN ie Before Now. The banks of the Seine have provided life to the last of the Neanderthals, the Cro-magnons, the Celts, the Romans, the Franks, and then for the French. After conquering northern France Adolph Hitler’s army declared a curfew and the City Of Light […]

The Ugliest Man In Paris

Alain Pacadis led the gay revolution in Paris with friends Marie France and Paquita Paquin. He wrote for various newspapers and magazines in the French capitol. I met him at the Bains-Douches, where I was working as the physionomiste. Friends joked that the unwashed journalist was the ugliest man on Earth, although Setge Gainsbourg argued […]