Posts Tagged ‘Black Sun Press’

Black Sun Press and Hours Press: then and now

Monday, November 16th, 2009

David Clifford, of Vancouver’s Black Stone Press, sends these photos taken in Paris in September. The first shows the Black Sun Press shopfront as it was in the 1930s and the shop as it is today:

Black Sun Press then and now

Black Sun Press has appeared earlier in this blog when the Telegraph published an article on “literature’s most scandalous couple.” David also stopped by the building that once was home to Nancy Cunard’s Hour Press (late 1920s to early 30s) and sends these before-and-after photos.

Hours Press now

— Paul Razzell

Profile of Black Sun Press’s extravagant proprietors

Saturday, June 20th, 2009


I confess I had never heard of the Black Sun Press, a private press established in 1920’s Paris by two wealthy American expats, until reading about literature’s ‘most scandalous couple’ in The Telegraph yesterday. This article has it all: a beautiful, young, and wealthy couple; adultery, orgies, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Picasso, Nazis, incest, stock market crashes, suicide . . . . and a private press at the heart of it all. Read the article here.

Above: Caresse Crosby checking proofs with Roger Lescaret. Photo: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image.

— Paul Razzell