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Reed begins with Faulkner and Spratling's self-published homage to their fellow bohemians, ''Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles.'' .... The title served as a rather obscure joke: Sherwood was not a Creole and neither were most of the people featured. But with Reed's commentary, these profiles serve as an entry into the world of artists and writers that dined on Decatur Street, attended masked balls, and blatantly ignored the Prohibition Act. These men and women also helped to establish New Orleans institutions such as the Double Dealer literary magazine, the Arts and Crafts Club, and Le Petit Theatre. But unlike most bohemias, the one in New Orleans existed as a whites-only affair. Though some of the bohemians were relatively progressive, and many employed African American material in their own work, few of them knew or cared about what was going on across town among the city's black intellectuals and artists.
New Orleans French Quarter
Painted shutters in the French Quarter...
New Orleans French Quarter Balcony
French Quarter, the best shopping
interior of New Orleans French Quarter
Hitching Post - Royal Street, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Preservation Hall French Quarter
antique gas lanterns on Bienville Street in the New Orleans French Quarter near the entrance to Arnaud's Restaurant
French Quarter New Orleans