Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa in London - June, 1928

from Letter from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa to his cousins Casimiro and Lucio Piccolo, London, June 1928, pages 107-108:

This evening there is a ball at the French Embassy. Madame L'Ambassadeur receives the guests at the top of the staircase.... In the ballroom, beneath the Georgian plasterwork, jazz music is raging. From the wall Louis XIV, the irreplaceable King of France, within the ermine and azure of his cloak, is careful not to smile.
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Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Letter from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa to his cousins Casimiro and Lucio Piccolo, London, June 1928. In Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi (ed.), Letters from London and Europe : (1925-30) (Richmond, 2010), p. 107-108. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1394635099632 accessed: 7 August, 2022

location of experience: London

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Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Writer
1896-1957

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jazz at the French Embassy ball

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1928
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:38:20 +0000