• Short Summary

    A BREATH OF THE PARISIAN LEFT BANK CAME TO DAHOMEY LAST WEEK WHEN LEADING FRENCH SINGER JULIETTE GRECO FLEW IN FOR AN ENGAGEMENT AT A CLUB IN COTONOU.

  • Description

    1.
    GV AIRPORT BUILDING
    0.06

    2.
    SV PAN JULIETTE GRECO DOWN STEPS OF AIRCRAFT
    0.17

    3.
    SV GRECO BEING GREETED WITH BOUQUET
    0.29

    4.
    CU GRECO IN AIRPORT LOUNGE
    0.32

    5.
    SV GRECO ENTERS BUILDING
    0.40

    6.
    GV TOWN CENTRE
    0.43

    7.
    SV GRECO LOOKS AT MATERIAL (4 SHOTS)
    0.59

    8.
    CU PLAQUE "LIONS INTERNATIONAL"
    1.02

    9.
    GV INT. AUDIENCE
    1.05

    10.
    SV AFRICAN DANCERS
    1.10

    11.
    SV BAND PAN TO GRECO SINGING
    1.22

    12.
    GV PAN AUDIENCE APPLAUD
    1.25



    Initials AH/VS/PN/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A BREATH OF THE PARISIAN LEFT BANK CAME TO DAHOMEY LAST WEEK WHEN LEADING FRENCH SINGER JULIETTE GRECO FLEW IN FOR AN ENGAGEMENT AT A CLUB IN COTONOU.

    A LEADING FILM STAR DURING THE 1950S, MADAME GRECO HAS NOW RETURNED TO A FULL-TIME INTERNATIONAL SINGING CAREER. PRIOR TO ARRIVING IN DAHOMEY, SHE HAD ENGAGEMENTS IN BRITAIN, THE IVORY COAST AND SOUTH AFRICA.

    SHE FELL UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF FRENCH EXISTENTIALISTS AT 13, WAS IMPRISONED FOR POLITICAL REASONS IN OCCUPIED PARIS, AND BEGAN BROADCASTING AND SINGING AFTER THE WAR. WHILE MAKING HER NAME AS AN INTERPRETER OF EXISTENTIALIST SONG, SHE SIMULTANEOUSLY STUDIED DRAMA AND BEGAN TO APPEAR ON THE STAGE IN PARIS. NOW, AT 43, SHE WAS BEEN THE FOREMOST FRENCH SINGER SINCE THE DEATH OF EDITH PIAF.

    FOR HER COTONOU ENGAGEMENT, SHE WAS SHARING THE BILL WITH THE DANCERS OF THE FOLKLORE BALLET SOCIETY OF DAHOMEY.

    LA GRECO'S REPERTOIRE IS EXTENSIVE. "I AM SINGING ALL SORTS OF SONGS. PROTEST SONGS, LOVE SONGS, NAUGHTY SONGS... VERY NAUGHTY SONGS," SHE SAYS. AND DELIGHTING AUDIENCES THE WORLD OVER IN PROCESS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACAYBIHBWERIORMBKVSA028TXO
    Media URN:
    VLVACAYBIHBWERIORMBKVSA028TXO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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