Rue Aubriot

Many reasons to love Paris-- but one of the most important-- its timeless quality.

Seems incredible that it's been 40 years since Helmut Newton shot the Rue Aubriot series for Yves Saint Laurent in 1975. Went back there today during a rainy afternoon in Paris-- and was happy to see the street hasn't really changed.

Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Aubriot, Paris, 1975.  ¬©Helmut Newton Estate.

Have a favorite Hollywood film shot in LA?  Try finding the original shoot locations.  Most likely they've been erased-- victims of the latest parking lot or strip mall.  That's another reason they call Hollywood the "dream factory".  It only exists on old celluloid or in your dreams.