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the beautiful and damned…

once upon a time there was a wild, beautiful girl who, in 1922 went out to dance the charleston in the jazz bars of montparnasse. wearing a beaded, bias cut silk dress with tassels of jets trailing behind her, wrapped in a velvet kimono of faded mauve… she danced and drank absinthe to the strains of josephine baker ‘till the early hours, before wandering the streets of paris to find the opium dens of chinatown, where, cushioned by layers of chiffon and velvet she falls asleep… only to awaken ninety years later in keith richards dressing room back-stage of a rolling stones concert… bewildered, she gathered her dishevelled dress around her, pulled on an old, discarded leather jacket, smudges her eye-shadow and trips out to join the party…