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Dr James Fox tells the story of Paris in 1928, where talents like Magritte, Dali, Bunuel, Hemingway, Gershwin, Josephine Baker, Cole Porter and Le Corbusier flourished.

Dr James Fox tells the story of Paris in 1928. It was a city that attracted people dreaming of a better world after World War I. This was the year when the surrealists Magritte, Dali and Bunuel brought their bizarre new vision to the people, and when emigre writers and musicians such as Ernest Hemingway and George Gershwin came looking for inspiration.

Paris in 1928 was where black musicians and dancers like Josephine Baker found adulation, where Cole Porter took time off from partying to write Let's Do It, and where radical architect Le Corbusier planned a modernist utopia that involved pulling down much of Paris itself.

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Presenter James Fox
Executive Producer Julian Birkett
Series Producer Helen Shariatmadari
Director Helen Shariatmadari

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