Friday, October 8, 2010

Old movies-- Gigi is a favorite

I love the movie Gigi. It was one of the first movies that really made an impression on me. The costumes, the locale, the handsome lead actor Louis Jourdan. I think that some of these old movies are the basis for my love of all things French!
I love the part where Gigi's aunt is schooling her in table manners and what used to be called deportment! Another highlight of the film is Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold singing I Remember It Well-- so bittersweet and touching.

I know that the Pont Alexandre is shown in Gigi for a few seconds and it remained in my mind's eye and the first time I went to Paris I was thrilled to find that bridge with those cherub lamp posts.

If you haven't seen this movie (it is based on a novella by Colette-- as a former English teacher I love Colette's novels) treat yourself. It has songs by Lerner and Lowe and was directed by Vincent Minnelli. Pour yourself a glass of champagne and sit and relax and watch Gigi and the city of Paris.

Have a PINK day!


  1. I dont know this movie so now I am curious and shall have to try it.MA from 18century and beautiful interiors has used Quartermaine fabrics in her work so she might have some ideas on sourcing for you.Fiona

  2. I have loved all that is Audrey Hepburn since I was a girl! I could watch her in any movie. My favorites are Funny Face and Sabrina. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll have to break them out and give them a watch one of this rainy days!

  3. I love when she walks into Maxim's in that beautiful white and black gown and she is so poised and confident. What a wonderful film.


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