Skip to entry content I was looking for beauty with a capital B. So said writer and journalist Janet Flanner, when she explained her decision to move to Paris in with her lover, Solita Solano.
She had two sisters, Marie and Hildegarde Flanner. Her father co-owned a mortuary and ran the first crematorium in the state of Indiana.
After a period spent traveling abroad with her family and studies at Tudor Hall School for Girls  now Park Tudor Schoolshe enrolled in the University of Chicago inleaving the university in Two years later, she returned to her native city to take up a post as the first cinema critic on the local paper, the Indianapolis Star.
Marriage and personal life[ edit ] Janet Flanner, circa In she married William "Lane" Rehm, a friend that she had met while at the University of Chicago. He was then an artist in New York City, and she later admitted that she married him to get out of Indianapolis.
The marriage lasted for only a few years and they divorced amicably in Rehm was supportive of Flanner's career until his death.
Inthe same year she married her husband, she met Solita Solano in Greenwich Villageand the two became lifelong lovers, although both became involved with other lovers throughout their relationship. Expatriate years in Paris[ edit ] In September Flanner published her first "Letter from Paris" in The New Yorker, which had been launched the previous February, and with which she would be professionally linked for the next five decades.
She also published several installments about the Stavisky Affair. Flanner was also known for her obituaries—examples include those of Isadora Duncan and Edith Wharton. Flanner joined the group in Murray, still writing for The New Yorker.
She returned to Paris in Her New Yorker work during World War II included not only her famous "Letter from Paris" columns, but also included a seminal 3-part series profiling Hitlerand coverage of the Nuremberg trials Additionally, she contributed a series of little-known weekly radio broadcasts entitled "Listen: Flanner authored one novel, The Cubical City, which achieved little success.
In she was made a knight of Legion d'Honneur. She covered the Suez crisisthe Soviet invasion of Hungaryand the strife in Algeria which led to the rise of Charles de Gaulle. She was a leading member of the influential coterie of mostly lesbian women that included Natalie Clifford Barney and Djuna Barnes.
Flanner lived in Paris with Solano, who put away her own literary aspirations to be Flanner's personal secretary. Even though the relationship was not monogamousthey lived together for over 50 years. Awards and recognitions[ edit ] In Flanner was awarded an honorary doctorate by Smith College.The book caused a furor across the country.
Amid a public furor, the senator continues to deny the allegations. Journalist, Author, She who served as the Paris correspondent of the The New Yorker magazine from until She also published a single novel, The Cubical City. During her many years at The New Yorker, she wrote commentary on European politics and culture as Genêt, the articles contained observations on.
The title of this book is a misnomer - as it is, for the most part, about the expatriate colony in Paris - and most of them English-speaking. But, it is interesting how Paris was an international magnate attracting Americans, Russians, and Spaniards. MIBOR REALTOR® Association is the professional association that represents central Indiana's REALTORS®.
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Janet Flanner isn’t well known today and I wonder if that is partly because the medium that she was working in, journalism, can have a shorter shelf life than the novels, plays, poetry or visual art that her contemporaries were creating. Janet Flanner was the single person most responsible for making Paris known in the 20s as the romantic place for American ex-pats through her columns in the New Yorker.