I was born 20 years too late. The 1890s sound fantastic

I was born 20 years too late. The 1890s sound fantastic, the 1920s in Berlin sound fantastic, but in the modern era, the 1970s perhaps was the golden age of pornography & prostitution in Europe. I didn’t discover these wonderful places till the 1990s, just as they were about to go into decline—due to Internet—easily accessible pornography for everybody—and new bizarre Puritanism. The death of the sex places is understandable even to me. When I was growing up, if I wanted to see a naked woman I had to go to Soho—because it was before internet. Now if I want see a naked woman I just open my internet. No.1 reason for the death of the sex places right there.

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Ruth Gordon quoted in the Paris Review: “Going out in the Twenties was so glamorous”

Ruth Gordon quoted in the Paris Review: “Going out in the Twenties was so glamorous, so dazzling. Everybody was beautiful and everybody was sexy and nobody was economical.” And that sums up the appeal of travel to me. Sitting drinking in London today and feeling so morbidly bored, so hard to even make the drink go down me, I was yearning to be sitting in a bar in Brussels, Vienna, Berlin or Munich instead. But what’s the difference. I am still just sitting there drinking, watching people pass, but to be in those places I would feel so happy, so thrilled. It still feels glamorous and dazzling to be in those places. I feel beautiful and sexy and rich.tumblr_nhtx0hGskw1qbh3i4o3_1280