“Paris When it Sizzles” and “Funny Face”
Two great films which highlight all the delicious Hollywood stereotypes of Paris.
First of all the hotel suite of William Holden is my dream apartment. Terrace with a view of the Eiffel tower and balcony bedroom in a heavenly grey, black and yellow decorated interior.
Typical Bal-Populaire scene
The film has some great party scenes on the Eiffel tower and the french film studio is very swanky.
In “Funny Face” the perfect beatnik scene when Audrey arrives in Paris and goes directly to Montmartre.
Fred Astaire arrives searching for her at a beatnik cafe and a girl gets slapped by her boyfriend, then falls into his arms in a classic “fais moi mal Johnny” cliche.
Audrey discussing “Empathacism” with her new philosopher friends. Of course the club is in a “cave”.
The most excellent beatnik dance number. Audrey in her black turtleneck, leggings and ballerinas is total 1950’s Parisian perfection.
Mon amie Cerise a été filmée à ma boutique!
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Last night we went to see it. It was fantastic! Wes Anderson is our favorite director. Rushmore, Darjeeling Express…
The underground french resisitance is a period of history that I’m greatly interested in. I just finished reading “Paris Underground” by Etta Shiber. It was written while the war was still underway and she had been traded for another german woman who was a war prisoner in the US. Etta and her friend Kitty Beaufoux were caught helping English soldiers sneak out of occupied France. They helped over 150 young men. The book is fascinating as it explains real personal experience.
You can read the book here.