World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

La Vie Parisienne

Article Id: WHEBN0005554142
Reproduction Date:

Title: La Vie Parisienne  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Jacques Offenbach, La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, Barbe-bleue (opera), Ba-ta-clan, La belle Hélène
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

La Vie Parisienne

Cover of the French erotic men's magazine La Vie Parisienne from 1918

La Vie Parisienne (Parisian life) was a French weekly magazine founded in Paris in 1863 and was published without interruption until 1970. It was popular at the start of the 20th century. Originally it covered novels, sports, theater, music and the arts. In 1905 the magazine changed hands and the new editor Charles Saglio changed its format to suit the modern reader. It soon evolved into a mildly risqué erotic publication. During World War I, General Pershing personally warned American servicemen against purchasing the magazine, which boosted its popularity in the United States.

La Vie Parisienne was hugely successful because it combined a new mix of subjects—short stories, veiled gossip and fashion banter, also comments about subjects from love and the arts to the stock exchange—with beautiful cartoons and full-page color illustrations by leading artists of the age. Alongside this the magazine also reflected the changing interests and values of the start of the 20th century population such as fashion and frivolity.

The artwork of La Vie Parisienne reflected the stylization of Art Nouveau and Art Deco illustration, mirroring the aesthetic of the age as well as the values, and this coupled with the intellectualism, wit and satire of its written contributions was a combination that proved irresistible to the French public.

The largest collection of La Vie Parisienne magazine artwork in the UK is held by Maurice Milliere.

The historical La Vie Parisienne ceased to exist in 1970. A new magazine of the same name started in 1984 and is still in existence.


  • Notable contributors 1
  • References 2
  • Bibliography 3
  • External Links 4

Notable contributors


  1. ^ "‘La Vie Parisienne’ Collection". The Advertising Archives. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 


  • Marcelin, Émile. Victor-Havard, ed. Souvenirs de la Vie Parisienne (in French). Hippolyte Taine (fr) (preface by). Paris: Gallica. 
  • Arwas, Victor (2010). La Vie Parisienne. Papadakis. 

External Links

  • La Vie Parisienne' A Naughty French Magazine at Accessed April 2011 (domain for sale)
  • La Vie Parisienne (1870)

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.