Flora Clare Redding

The Lost Art of the Swim – 1920s

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Lost Art of the Swim 1920s

“The bathing suit was minimalist and liberating. It was a wonderful chance to meld with nature and the elements. We swam constantly.” – Flora Clare Redding, author, poet 1926

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris France

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Parc des Buttes-Chaumont Paris

The park in Paris frequented by Thomas and Flora

An impromptu interview, departing from Paris

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Train Ride 2

He looked at her somberly. “Miss Redding, what do you think of James Joyce?” he asked.

All Our Days of Splendor by Alvin Conway

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Paris 1926: Les Années folles as the French called it, “The Crazy Years.” It was the Roaring Twenties. It was the dawn of the Age of Modernism, feminism, the flappers, the birth of cinema; it was the decade of the automobile and radio. It was the reckless years of wealth and exuberance, where stock markets toyed with ideas of fanaticism, and where legends lived, loved, and died. Paris France was at the heart of a new cultural revolution that was reshaping and changing the world. Thomas E. McCann came to Paris to change his life. His life ended up changing everyone around him. There were parties, class privileges, there were flowing rivers of champagne, there was extravagant wealth, and everyone lived and loved like no one thought the wild celebrations of this Golden decade would ever come to an end.

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