Vintage: Paris by Émile Zola (1900s)

Vintage: Paris by Émile Zola (1900s)

Émile Zola (1840 – 1902) was a French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of…
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Vintage: Italy (19th Century)

Vintage: Italy (19th Century)

In many ways, the roots of several well known aspects of Italian culture find their origin in the 19th century. The land, the food and the people were all shaped by warfare, struggle and the desire for independence. Most of…
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Vintage: Queen Christina (1933)

Vintage: Queen Christina (1933)

Queen Christina is a pre-Code Hollywood biographical film, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1933. It stars Swedish-born actress Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in their fourth and last film together. The film was directed by Rouben Mamoulian in 1933, and written…
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Vintage: Greece (late 19th Ccentury)

Vintage: Greece (late 19th Ccentury)

Greece remained a very poor country throughout the 19th century. The country lacked raw materials, infrastructure and capital. Agriculture was mostly at the subsistence level, and the only important export commodities were currants, raisins and tobacco. Some Greeks grew rich…
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