Attached is a travel article that was penned by the French film actor Jean Murat (1888 - 1968)- who plied his craft in over ninety movies before his career came to an end.
Mr. Murat was not terribly impressed with New York at all
• He found the New Yorker's love for all things French irksome.
• Although he found New York women to be pretty, he believed they had terrible hats.
• He opined that Fifth Avenue was no match to the boulevards of Paris.
Yet he did love Greenwich Village and Washington Square Park, believing it to be entirely unique and unpretentious. He was not at all amused with the bourgeois New Yorkers who regularly defamed the neighborhood and the bohemians who lived there.
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