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Fact checking An American in Paris

Was the post-war Paris we saw portrayed on stage a true reflection of the historical moment in time?

7 min watch

The city of light, love, art and fashion, Paris has long been romanticised through popular culture we only have to look to Netflixs Emily in Paris to see the enduring popularity of doing so. Inspired by our recent Australian premiere season of An American in Paris, we decided to dig deeper into the creative era of post-war Paris to explore what the city and its artistic inhabitants were truly like during that period.

Hear from Professor Nancy Green and researcher Elisa Capdevila as they review the facts alongside the story we see portrayed on stage and screen:

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