The glittering nightlife and thriving culture of interwar Warsaw

With its illustrious theatres, revolving dance floors, and cutting-edge cinemas, the social world of interwar Warsaw was as glitzy as it gets. Already nicknamed the “Paris of the North”, Poland’s capital in the interwar period saw its traditional architecture complemented by the city’s first skyscrapers – including the Art Deco style Prudential building – neon lights, film studios, and expanding transport networks.

The Forgotten Polish-French Couple at the Heart of the European Tango Craze

There are several stories about the origins of tango in Europe – and the true tale of its arrival on the continent remains unclear. But the activities of one Polish tenor and opera star who lived in Paris, Jan Reszke, and his French wife Marie de Mailly-Nesle, proved instrumental in the initial popularity of tango across the stages, ballrooms and dance halls of the French city, and then across Europe and beyond…
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