the-seed-of-europe:

Return from War, La Vie Parisienne centerfold by Cheri Hérouard, 1917.
Even Delvert, with his bitterness toward journalists and pear-shaped amateur strategists, could admit that reading matter from home was essential to sanity in the front line. The glossy Vie Parisienne, full of sketched pinups - the photographed ones belonged to the Second World War - was the most popular magazine in the French trenches, “with the little women in corsets and Gerda Wegener knickers.” During bombardments the little blonde “with the big eyes and voluptuous paleness languishes in her chair to my right and reminds me that beyond the lines life goes on.”
-Modris Eksteins, Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age.
Gerda Wegener was another popular Vie Parisienne illustrator. I’ll post some samples of her work later.

the-seed-of-europe:

Return from War, La Vie Parisienne centerfold by Cheri Hérouard, 1917.

Even Delvert, with his bitterness toward journalists and pear-shaped amateur strategists, could admit that reading matter from home was essential to sanity in the front line. The glossy Vie Parisienne, full of sketched pinups - the photographed ones belonged to the Second World War - was the most popular magazine in the French trenches, “with the little women in corsets and Gerda Wegener knickers.” During bombardments the little blonde “with the big eyes and voluptuous paleness languishes in her chair to my right and reminds me that beyond the lines life goes on.”

-Modris Eksteins, Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age.

Gerda Wegener was another popular Vie Parisienne illustrator. I’ll post some samples of her work later.

the-seed-of-europe:

Cover of La Vie Parisienne by Cheri Hérouard, 1916.

the-seed-of-europe:

Cover of La Vie Parisienne by Cheri Hérouard, 1916.

Cover of La Vie Parisienne by Cheri Hérouard, 1916.

Cover of La Vie Parisienne by Cheri Hérouard, 1916.

A poilu and his girl, postcard illustration by Cheri Hérouard.

A poilu and his girl, postcard illustration by Cheri Hérouard.

"Under the gaze of Ancestors" by Cheri Hérouard, 1916. I wish I could find a bigger version of this.

"Under the gaze of Ancestors" by Cheri Hérouard, 1916. I wish I could find a bigger version of this.

"The Dessert," La Vie Parisienne illustration by Cheri Hérouard, December 1917.

"The Dessert," La Vie Parisienne illustration by Cheri Hérouard, December 1917.

Return from War, La Vie Parisienne centerfold by Cheri Hérouard, 1917.
Even Delvert, with his bitterness toward journalists and pear-shaped amateur strategists, could admit that reading matter from home was essential to sanity in the front line. The glossy Vie Parisienne, full of sketched pinups - the photographed ones belonged to the Second World War - was the most popular magazine in the French trenches, “with the little women in corsets and Gerda Wegener knickers.” During bombardments the little blonde “with the big eyes and voluptuous paleness languishes in her chair to my right and reminds me that beyond the lines life goes on.”
-Modris Eksteins, Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age.
Gerda Wegener was another popular Vie Parisienne illustrator. I’ll post some samples of her work later.

Return from War, La Vie Parisienne centerfold by Cheri Hérouard, 1917.

Even Delvert, with his bitterness toward journalists and pear-shaped amateur strategists, could admit that reading matter from home was essential to sanity in the front line. The glossy Vie Parisienne, full of sketched pinups - the photographed ones belonged to the Second World War - was the most popular magazine in the French trenches, “with the little women in corsets and Gerda Wegener knickers.” During bombardments the little blonde “with the big eyes and voluptuous paleness languishes in her chair to my right and reminds me that beyond the lines life goes on.”

-Modris Eksteins, Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age.

Gerda Wegener was another popular Vie Parisienne illustrator. I’ll post some samples of her work later.

La Vie Parisienne cover by Chéri Hérouard, December 1914.

La Vie Parisienne cover by Chéri Hérouard, December 1914.

La Vie Parisienne cover by Chéri Hérouard, February 1917. 
You know, just some essentials, nbd.

La Vie Parisienne cover by Chéri Hérouard, February 1917. 

You know, just some essentials, nbd.

La Vie Parisienne cover by Chéri Hérouard, May 1917.

La Vie Parisienne cover by Chéri Hérouard, May 1917.