Jean Cocteau’s self portrait
We actually sat below some original Jean Cocteau sketches in a restaurant we ate at called Bouef Sur la Toit. I have been meaning to share his sketches with you but the wifi on the boat made it impossible. So today seems like a good day to do it.
Beef on the Roof which was a Paris jazz hot spot of the glitterati called Les Enfants Terribles back in the 20-40s. Coco Channel was a member of this circle as were Charlie Chaplin, Arturo Rubenstein, Josephine Baker, Maurice Ravel and Maurice Chevalier, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Albert Camus, Igor Stravinsky to name a few..Bouef launched the careers of singer Juliet Greco and singer/song writer Charles Trennet.
The restaurant on Rue des Ecoles…call for reservations…great food and music too!
Whimsical – Three Men in a Tub?? Notice even the great Cocteau made mistakes!!!
Mistinguett was one of the most successful French performers of her time
Very rudementary but I like the lines…and the goat!!! Wonder if hes up on the roof too???