Author Fred Rosenbaum discusses how Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas's salon in Paris attracted many other creative young Jewish women from Northern California. At Gertrude and Alice’s, their San Francisco friends learned of the latest trends in painting, literature, music, and philosophy and they returned home forever changed by the experience. Their exposure to these avant-garde movements helped to transform San Francisco into the Paris of the West.
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