People flowed through NH
's life in Paris, in evenings at the Rotonde and elsewhere. She mentions scores of names, most of them now little known, but including the sculptor Zadkine
, and people with...
In Paris NH
quickly re-acquainted herself with old friends and met new ones, re-establishing her presence at the popular cafés. She re-connected with Marie Wassilieff
, Aleister Crowley
, and others...
Her literary circle in Paris was highly eclectic: the many camps in which she had friends included the Surrealist rump, the incoming Existentialists, and the Communists (who were mostly ex-Surrealists).
She also did modelling for other artists (either professionally or for friends), and once danced naked for a crowd at Wassilief's academy (including Zadkine
) to Claude Debussy
's Golliwog's Cakewalk. NH