• Short Summary

    3,000 FRENZIED FANS BROKE THROUGH POLICE CORDONS TO MOB FRENCH SINGING STARS JOHNNY HALLYDAY AND SYLVIE VARTAN AFTER THEIR MARRIAGE IN THE TINY FRENCH VILLAGE OF LOCONVILLE TODAY (MONDAY).

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    3,000 FRENZIED FANS BROKE THROUGH POLICE CORDONS TO MOB FRENCH SINGING STARS JOHNNY HALLYDAY AND SYLVIE VARTAN AFTER THEIR MARRIAGE IN THE TINY FRENCH VILLAGE OF LOCONVILLE TODAY (MONDAY).

    POLICE STRUGGLED WITHOUT SUCCESS TO HOLD BACK THE SURGING CROWD AFTER HALLYDAY, WHO IS 21 YEARS OLD, AND HIS 20 YEAR OLD BRIDE EMERGED FROM THE TINY MAIRIE (MAYOR'S OFFICE) WHERE THE CIVIL CEREMONY TOOK PLACE.

    WHEN THE MOB BROKE THROUGH, THE BRIDE AND GROOM HAD TO DASH ACROSS A MUDDY FIELD TO THEIR CAR, WHICH THEN WENT SLOWLY THROUGH THE CROWD TO THE 12TH CENTURY VILLAGE CHURCH FOR THE RELIGIOUS SERVICE.

    EARLIER MLLE.VARTAN DROVE TO THE CIVIL CEREMONY IN SIX-CAR PROCESSION FROM THE NEARBY MANOR HOUSE WHICH SHE BOUGHT FOR HER PARENTS LAST YEAR.SCREAMING FANS MADE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR HER TO GET OUT OF HER CAR TO ENTER THE MAIRIE, AND FINALLY SHE HAD TO BE CARRIED THROUGH THE PACKED CROWD.

    SHE STOPPED AT THE DOOR TO REGAIN HER BREATH AND WIPE AWAY TEARS BEFORE GOING INSIDE FOR THE CEREMONY, WHICH BEGAN 25 MINUTES LATE.

    30 GUESTS AND 100 JOURNALISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS ATTENDED THE CIVIL CEREMONY.WHEN IT WAS OVER HALLYDAY -- REAL NAME JEAN-PHILIPPE SMET -- HUGGED AND KISSED HIS WIFE AND THEN THEY MADE THE HECTIC JOURNEY TO THE CHURCH FOR THE RELIGIOUS WEDDING.

    A CHAMPAGNE AND CAVIAR RECEPTION FOLLOWED AT THE VARTAN MANOR.HALLYDAY SAID: "WE ARE LEAVING TONIGHT FOR A FORTNIGHT'S HONEYMOON OUTSIDE FRANCE, BUT I DON'T WANT TO SAY WHERE."
    THE TWO SINGERS, WHO MET AT THE END OF 1962, ARE AMONG THE HIGHEST-PAID ENTERTAINERS IN FRANCE.THEIR ROMANCE HAS BEEN FOLLOWED BY MILLIONS THROUGH THE FRENCH PRESS FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS.

    HALLYDAY, ON MILITARY SERVICE IN GERMANY, OBTAINED SPECIAL LEAVE FOR THE WEDDING.HE IS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO CIVILIAN LIFE THIS SUMMER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4596H13N8FMR0HLIPR1Z22B9G
    Media URN:
    VLVA4596H13N8FMR0HLIPR1Z22B9G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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