Another Favorite

I have just been listening to Piaf singing La Vien /rose and just knew I had blogged about her. But was it really eight years ago.?

I choose how I will spend the rest of my life

Her life was so sad that it was almost too beautiful to be true” Sacha Guitry (Alexandre-Pierre Georges (Sacha) Guitry)   French stage actor, film actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright.  1885 –  1957

Edith Piaf is my favorite singer of all time.  I don’t remember how or when I heard her first but for as long as I can remember I have had a fascination with her and her life.

She had this amazing voice that spoke to directly to you even if you didn’t know enough French to understand what she was singing about.  Of course, we all know “Non, je ne regrette rien”   and many of us have seen the film made of her life “La Vie En Rose”

Piaf movie poster

I have several books written about her life.  One I particularly like is by her half-sister Simone Berteaut.*  In it she tells of their meeting when Edith was…

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3 responses to “Another Favorite

  1. I missed this the first time around, but it’s just as good today! Of course, I’ve heard that song and find it hauntingly beautiful. Sad that one life with so much promise should end so tragically.

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  2. Thanks – I missed it the first time around.

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