midnight in paris transports you to the stein salons in paris during the 1920’s. in one scene, gertrude stein (played by kathy bates), is seated in the salon of her residence at 27 rue des fleures in front of the picasso portrait of gertrude stein from the exhibition.
man ray | gertrude stein in her salon writing | black and white photograph | 1920
beinecke library | yale university | new haven, CT
the midnight in paris cast of characters also includes gertrude stein’s brother, leo stein (1872-1947), her partner, alice b. toklas (1877-1967) (who answers the front door), and other avant-garde artists, writers, or musicians who could have frequented the stein salons in paris during the 1920’s.
cameo appearances include:
artist salvatore dali (played by adrien brody)
photographer man ray (played by tom cordier)
writer ernest hemingway (played by corey stoll)
writer f. scott fitzgerald and zelda fitzgerald (played by tom hiddleston and alison pill)