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Midnight in Paris
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Midnight in Paris , Woody Allen’s highest-grossing film to date, is a romantic-fantasy confection replete with a magical carriage that shepherds a downtrodden 21st-century writer (Owen Wilson) to Paris’ Jazz Age. There, he is inspired by a veritable who’s who of creative geniuses, including F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso. With the film now available on Blu-ray and DVD (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $31 DVD or $36 Blu-ray), we provide a guide to some of the film’s famous faces. 

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Josephine Baker
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Josephine Baker The world-famous “Bronze Venus” fanned flames, found stardom and helped heal race relations in her adopted homeland of France.


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Luis Buñuel
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Luis Buñuel Working at the vanguard of the French surrealist movement in cinema, Buñuel’s films were provocative, sensual, political and sometimes mad.


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Salvador Dali
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Salvador Dalí The painter’s spectacular, eccentric life is almost as indelible as the melting clocks and lobster telephones that exploded on his canvases.


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Cole Porter
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Cole Porter One of the 20th century’s most nimble and beloved songsmiths, he crafted indelible hits like “Night and Day” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”


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Gertrude Stein
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Man Ray A multimedia innovator and performance artist, Ray, an American, worked in pursuit of liberty and pleasure in Paris, usually in the avant-garde.


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Luis Buñuel
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Gertrude Stein A collector of geniuses and their output, this notable writer gave guidance to Cézanne, Matisse, Renoir and a litany of French painters.