• Short Summary

    EDITH PIAF, THE PARIS MUSIC HALL SINGER WHO DIED ON FRIDAY AGED 47, WILL BE BURIED TOMORROW (MONDAY).

  • Description

    EDITH PIAF, THE PARIS MUSIC HALL SINGER WHO DIED ON FRIDAY AGED 47, WILL BE BURIED TOMORROW (MONDAY). SHE WILL BE BURIED IN THE BLACK DRESS IN WHICH SHE NEARLY ALWAYS APPEARED ON STAGE.

    TODAY (SUNDAY) THOUSANDS OF PARISIANS STREAMED THROUGH HER FLAT TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS. POLICE SET UP CRUSH BARRIERS OUTSIDE TO CONTROL THE LONG QUEUES.

    INSIDE, THEY FILLED PAST HER COFFIN, DEPOSITING BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS FROM THE MOST MODEST TO THE MOST MAGNIFICENT. ONE OF THE WREATHS CAME FROM THE FOREIGN LEGION. MANY WOMEN WEPT OPENLY.

    THE FUNERAL WILL NOT BE THE NORMAL ROMAN CATHOLIC CEREMONY, SINCE MISS PIAF HAD REMARRIED BY THE GREEK ORTHODOX RITE AFTER A DIVORCE. THE ARCHBISHOPRIC OF PARIS HAS, HOWEVER, SPECIALLY DELEGATED A CHAPLAIN TO SAY PRAYERS AT HER GRAVESIDE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MQQOOWY3V6ZE3CU44EPJB487
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MQQOOWY3V6ZE3CU44EPJB487
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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