Monsieur Chariot

Monsieur Chariot
That Dazzling and Luminous California Metropolis known as The City Of The Angels, USA
June 08
Offering Discreet Tutelage in the Metropolitan Arts to Inquiring Gentlepersons of Variously Misguided Social Persuasions


JULY 13, 2011 3:10PM

Introducing the new Masturphone™

· The Professional Gentleman · 
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JUNE 17, 2011 1:12PM

Cherished Handwritten Notes

Gentlepersons of distinction refuse to let new-fangled technologies trample the time-worn! No more excuses! It is high time we reclaimed the Art of the Meticulously Handwritten Note!
JUNE 13, 2011 12:26PM

A Life in Pictures (pt 2)

Pressed Roses from
the estate gardens at Libellules. c. 1901
Tedious excavations of the libraries at Libellules, my childhood home in Paris, continue. I have unsealed several locked, cobweb-laced rooms on the caverneux 10th floor. Here I find tall crates/… Read full post »
MAY 16, 2011 11:27AM

A Life in Pictures (pt 1)

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I am continually asked by readers for photographic accompaniment to the veiled snippets of autobiography I present here on Open Salon. To that aim, and in order to salvage the visual record from decrepitude, I submit the following selections from family photo albums unearthed several… Read full post »
MAY 3, 2011 12:12AM

Obama Hero

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MARCH 31, 2011 9:00AM

Les Netfliques recherchés*

 * Required Netflix!


• The Finical Filmgoer •


Goodbye Again (1961)

Available via Netfliques instant streaming, Goodbye Again (1961) is directed by Anatole Litvak and a… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 20, 2010 7:11PM

Have Yourself a Merry Little Apocalypse


You'll excuse me for saying so, but it seems that these days, one can't turn on the television, read a newspaper or peruse a blog without encountering someone shrieking about The Looming End of All Things!

Why just yesterday on the television, some blatherskite insisted that the… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 29, 2010 8:53PM

Cinema for the Indisposed

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Cloistral Apartments

Peering from behind eyelet curtains: the cloistral apartments of M. Chariot

Of late, M. Chariot seems entirely unable to capture the proper modus operandi which confers attention on Open Salon: namely an unhesitating ability to jump to immediate, inf… Read full post »

OCTOBER 21, 2010 8:28PM


Easydoor's "Monsieur Chariot"


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AUGUST 3, 2010 1:53PM

Come to Jesus

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Jesus Vodka / Main Ad Concept. © Monsieur Chariot 2010
 Well, I must say! The Economic Kerfuffle we're enduring certainly places a limitor on one's ability to refuse work/…

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JULY 29, 2010 10:07AM

Salt in the Wound

· The Finical Filmgoer ·

On Tuesday evening M. Chariot attended a screening of Salt – the new, double-agent action thriller directed by Phillip Noyce and starring Mlle Angelina Jolie, M. Liev Schreiber and M. Chiwetel Ejiofor. I am here to confess I…

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JULY 16, 2010 4:26PM

Out of Joint

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 M. Chariot's natural joie-de-vivre has been suppressed by a period of uncertain health, mainly involving the little fingers: they've come out of joint. Not the first time, I can tell you that! It is an ongoing constitutional concern whichRead full post »

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01.jpg  The Cloud of Unknowing - Anonymous

As a person matures in the work of love, he will discover that this love governs his demeanor befittingly both within and without. When grace draws a man to contemplation it seems to transfigure him eve… Read full post »

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MARCH 18, 2010 11:08AM

The Favorite Sin of the Middle-Aged

• Gentlemanly Musings • 
Wrath: Mid-life as one, long, dispiriting, apoplectic rant.
Fuck You and the Horse You Rode In On!
M. Chariot doesn't have particularly rigid religious views. But I do believe that there is a great deal to be… Read full post »
MARCH 13, 2010 11:29AM

Close Personal Friends


The rapture of celebrity friendship

To the everyday gentleperson, celebrities are like the gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus. They pass thunderously - brilliant, muscular cumulus clouds in an empty sky, weightless, magnificent, colossal. And yet once accepted into their personal sphere,… Read full post »
DECEMBER 18, 2009 1:50PM

Deck the Halls with Blood and Folly

• The Finical Filmgoer •

Fa la la la-la, La-la, La-la! A gentleman's holiday ruminations on vampires and The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

The maid, overreacting to the subtlest implication that her
dusting may be considered sub-standard in some circles
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OCTOBER 27, 2009 1:11PM

The Horror of Children

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The Children (2008)

Nobody raises horrible children like the British. The child actors who starred in horror classics like Village of the Damned, The Innocents and The Omen set the standard for creepy children, in a mannerRead full post »

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 10:09AM

Love, Destiny and Other Appointments

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The California dawn's first blush razored through heavy velvet draperies into the cloistral bedchamber. Surgical light glinted across Victorian soda lime glass vases and walnut appointments, pricking my slumber like a physician's cannula. Where was I? Ah yes: in that very bower of romantic d… Read full post »

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JULY 1, 2009 8:33AM

Cinema for the Lonely


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If, like me, you are single - and a gentleperson of some refinement - you may frequently find yourself feeling a bit lonely. Not that I do, mind you - but you might.… Read full post »

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APRIL 12, 2009 4:56PM

Running Into Faye


M. Chariot ran into Mlle Faye Dunaway at the dry cleaner's recently. I was picking up one of my fancier waistcoats, which had incurred a stain resulting from an overenthusiasm for the veal — when I detected an angry, patrician voice coming from further down the counter. There stoodRead full post »

MARCH 7, 2009 4:20PM

Rock out with the Monsieur!

Love and passion
as interpreted by the gentleman's
favorite rock band out of Detroit, Electric Six.
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FEBRUARY 25, 2009 12:42PM

Stalked by a Film Star


Gentle readers who do not live in the vicinity of Hollywood may be unaware of a perilous, millennial phenomenon which has come to plague the refined citizenry of our fair city: the shocking,… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 19, 2009 10:17PM

Be Gay! Extravagant! Outrageous!

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FEBRUARY 13, 2009 5:49PM

The (Adult) Language Of Flowers


In our modern era, where etiquette and propriety are of utmost importance, M. Chariot's (Adult) Language of Flowers is the perfect Floral Guidebook for the Romantic/… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 10, 2009 12:37PM

10 Things A Gentleman Must Never Do

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Gentleman George Arliss, the first British actor to win an Academy Award.

As you may perhaps be only peripherally aware, M. Chariot is renowned as a gentleman of some savoir-faire in social settings where ladies are present. It has occurred to meRead full post »