The book Habana 505

” The book Habana 505 written by the French writer Cyriaque Griffon has just been released in Spanish. It is an extended version of the French original one and has been considerably lengthened by Fernando Pruna. It tells the thrilling…

A life in the fastlane

Written by: Cyriaque Griffon Photographs: Solange Podell She was a woman in a man’s world, snapping away at drivers with her camera, notably in Monaco in the 70s and 80s. When she would not stand behind the chicanes of the…

Asia Argento

The actress Asia Argento and her daughter were in town last week for a world premiere. If you had the chance to attend the rehearsal on stage, at the Lieu Unique, a place dedicated to arts, you would have heard…

Two days in New York with the Godfather of Soul James Brown

Written by: Cyriaque Griffon Photographs: Solange Podell New York, June 1968 After having lobbied President Johnson, a music star managed to go and entertain the U.S. soldiers in a war zone area in Vietnam. If one recalls the political climate…

The Princess and the Movie Director Grace Kelly

Written by: Cyriaque Griffon Photographs: Solange Podell She flaunted a legendary radiant smile and an unparalleled beauty. She also symbolized the epitome of an elegance that remains unrivalled. From a Hollywood silver screen siren to a status of the princess,…

Paul Newman Blue eyes and politics

Photographer: Solange Podell Article: Cyriaque Griffon This quote could have been taken from a newspaper dated November 2016, referring to the run-up to the U.S. elections and iconic figures either supporting Hillary Clinton such as Meryl Streep, Beyonce, Cher and…

Nataniel’s key ingredients for success

Interview and article by Cyriaque Griffon Photographs: Clinton Lubbe (except photo with castle: Erik Le Roux) / Costumes : Floris Louw / Makeup: Lyn Kennedy Not only has the singer Nataniel been an iconic figure of the South African entertainment…

Louis Jourdan

Does the name Louis Jourdan ring a bell to you ? If not, ask your grand-mother and she will go wobbly at the knees instantly ! With his delicate features, Jourdan is still the epitome of the handsome debonair French…