On Saturday, March 19th this talk by Helen Rappaport was presented as a part of our Second Saturday online lecture series.
This Zoom program examined figures like Princess Olga Paley and her husband Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich, the Yusupovs, and stars from Ballets Russes productions. While these societal members and their experiences were explored, Rappaport also provided a glimpse into the everyday lives of other groups affected by displacement. She spoke about the roles they inhabited in Paris, focusing on the communities and stories which grouped them together.
The lecture also detailed the biographies of emigres that chose to return to Russia, those who stayed in Paris, and the many others who made their way to America. Rappaport’s talk concluded with an audience-driven question and answer session.
The Second Saturday lecture series is supported in part with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).