Photo booth shots of Marie-Berthe Aurenche, Max Ernst’s second wife, c.1929. She would later become the mistress of artist Chaim Soutine, whom she was buried with after her suicide in 1960. Not much else is known about her life, which makes these images all the more haunting.
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Geneviève Vix in Salomé, 1920, by Jacques Carlu. The much-loved French soprano, seen here performing the Dance of the Seven Veils, somehow found time between her two marriages and many leading roles to be an on-and-off mistress to King Alfonso XIII of Spain.
Raymond Queneau having fun in a photo booth. The French author was associated with the Surrealists before founding Oulipo, the “Ouvroir de littérature potentielle,” a writing workshop that uses constraints to explore “potential literature.”