From Elaine’s Lumière column for T Magazine’s The Moment.
“Maternité” (1924) by Chana Orlofo.
Not long after the release of Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” blogs and message boards were ablaze with questions and pointers about the location of the magic staircase where Owen Wilson begins his communion with the Lost Generation. And quickly that gave way to Google maps and miniguides to the movie’s every filming location, from Deyrolle to Maxim’s.
Of course, Paris in the 1920s and ’30s has captured the imagination for many years, but lately the city’s Art Deco period has loomed especially large in the culture, from Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” to the book “Paris Between the Wars” by Gerard Durozoi and Vincent Bouvet.
So a traveler might naturally ask: Where’s the French national museum dedicated to Art Deco?
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