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Essays – Paris-LA

Beware of the dandy. He has a cold heart and a cold hand, like the iceberg that sank the Titanic. He could kill to have his necktie on right. Jean Cocteau, the French poet-of-all-trades, had his character Orpheus say: “My friends,

Paul Revere Williams was born in Los Angeles in 1894 and was a resident of the city his entire life until his death in 1980.  As the first African-American member of the American Institute of Architects (inducted in 1923), Williams