• Short Summary

    JEAN COCTEAU, WRITER, FILM PRODUCER AND PAINTER, WHO DIED AT HIS HOME AT MILLY, NEAR PARIS ON FRIDAY, WAS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) LYING IN HIS STATE.

  • Description

    JEAN COCTEAU, WRITER, FILM PRODUCER AND PAINTER, WHO DIED AT HIS HOME AT MILLY, NEAR PARIS ON FRIDAY, WAS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) LYING IN HIS STATE.

    M.COCTEAU DIED WITHIN HOURS OF HEARING OF THE DEATH OF HIS FRIEND EDITH PIAF, THE POPULAR FRENCH SINGER AND WHILE CONVALESCING FROM A SEVERE HEART ATTACH SUFFERED IN THE SUMMER.

    EARLIER HE HAD TOLD JOURNALISTS: "I HAVE HAD A TEMPERATURE SINCE THIS MORNING AND I MUST SAY THAT THE DEATH OF THE EDITH PIAF HAS GIVEN ME NEW BREATHING PAINS."
    M.COCTEAU EARNED THE RARE PRAISE OF EZRA POUND IN THE TWENTIES AS THE LIBERATOR OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE.HIS SIGNATURE KEPT CROPPING UP IN THE MOST DIVERSE PLACES.IT COULD BE SEEN IN RECENT YEARS ON A BROCHURE FOR THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL, THE MENU OF A NEW LEFT BANK RESTAURANT, THE WALLS OF HIGHBROW NIGHT-SPOT AND THE SLEEVE OF AN L.P.RECORD.

    M.COCTEAU, WHO WAS 74, WAS A DOMINANT FIGURE FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS OF FRENCH LIBRARY LITERARY AND ART CIRCLES.HIS WORKS WERE TO INCLUDE OVER A SCORE OF VOLUMES POETRY, NEARLY AS MANY PLAYS, SEVEN OR EIGHT NOVELS, SEVENTEEN VOLUMES OF LITERARY ESSAYS AND SOME AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAETBG34IC6ABHFKKYXFRN5I1HB
    Media URN:
    VLVAETBG34IC6ABHFKKYXFRN5I1HB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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