Marie LaveauMarie Laveau 1794?-1881 and 1827-1897. The most renowned voodoo queen in North America was actually a mother and daughter. Their appeal was their magical powers, control of one’s lovers and enemies, and sex. Marie I was a most powerful women who was told all the secrets by women and was able to use these to increase her powers. Marie II was feared more and inspired subservience
A black cat works magic to lure patrons in to “Chat Noir,” the nightclub in this poster by Theophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859 – 1923). Originally a textile designer, Steinlen is best known as an illustrator who created posters of cabarets and music hall performers incorporating his signature cats. The Chat Noir, a lively Montmartre cabaret, published a journal illustrated by Steinlen, who created hundreds of images for French magazines.
Léon The Professional is a 1994 English-language French thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno as the titular mob hitman; Gary Oldman as corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield; a young Natalie Portman, in her feature film debut, as Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl who is taken in by the hitman after her family is murdered.
Italian Fries | Martha Stewart Living - Who needs French fries when you've got Italian fries? A twist on a recipe created by Lucinda's Italian relatives, these oven-baked fries are tossed in olive oil, grated cheese, and a medley of dried herbs. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper while they're still hot, and serve immediately. From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).