• Short Summary

    Celebration of the life of French singer Edith Piaf following her death

  • Description

    Location: France

    Story about the life and funeral of French singer Edith Piaf

    Sound:
    MS. Edith Piaf at microphone on stage during a performance of "Je ne regrette rien". VS. Flashback to 1948 when she returned from America with her great love, Marcel Cerdan. They are leaving aircraft. VS. Edith Piaf at a ceremony where she is presented with Grand Prix du Disque. MS. Her wedding group when she married French singer Jacques Pills in New York in 1952 Marlene Dietrich is by her side. VS. At her hectic wedding in 1962, this time she is married to Theo Sarapo in Paris. VS. Edith Piaf singing with French group "Les Compagnons de la Chansons" early in her career. MS. Edith Piaf on stage singing her famous song "Milord" and then the curtains fall.

    Mute:
    VS. Crowds queuing to go into her home to pay last homage, women are crying as they leave the home. MS. Flowers being taken in. VS. In dimly lit room the coffin people file past. VS. The coffin at a grave in Pere Lachaise cemetery. MS. Her husband Theo Sarapo looking distressed in crowd. VS. Crowd around grave as last religious rites are performed. VS of crowd and press around the grave. (FG.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3131.15
    Media URN:
    88279
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:32:00 / 01:53:55:00
    Canister:
    UN 3810 A

Comments (1)

  1. zorvarious says

    Some people say you may see into the widows of one's soul through their eyes and coup d'oeil through one's art. When Edith sings, it's as though she's lived every word and forgetting the moment, lost in place and time in her life. How fortunate to know of this timeless artist of which to cherish with all my being.
    Lucrecia Sarita Russo

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