Film: 5406

Personalities | 1960 | Sound | B/W


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Edith Piaf 1960's

Crowds mourning the death of Piaf, October 1963, Paris, France. Stills from scenes of Piaf's early life. Posters for performances. Children playing in Parisian slums circa 1930. Piaf is the subject of press-mongering after the murder of her manager Louis Leplee. Raymond Asceau, Piaf's new lover and mentor. Stills from the Cocteau play 'La Belle Indifference' written for Piaf. Theatre crowds. Piaf at a German prisoner of war camp - still. Piaf in 'L'Etoile sans Lumiere' feature film with Yves Montand. Marriages. Drug addiction and declining health. Contains several Piaf songs 'Milord', 'Les trois cloches' and 'La foule' (but NOT 'Non, je ne regrette rien').
With lover, the boxer Marcel Cerdan in 1948 on steps of an Air France Lockheed Costellation aircraft number F-BAZQ.

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