She dressed Edith Piaf and Leslie Caron. She created uniforms for more than a dozen airlines and dressed French traffic police. When she launched a fragrance, she provocatively named it Ma Griffe, which can mean either “my signature” or “my claw” in French. She was a force and a character. She was Carmen de Tommaso, or as she was […]
In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re talking about great songs not sung in English. Edith Piaf, “Padam, Padam” (1951) Dressed in a funereal black dress, small and frail as thoughShow More Summary
Lady Gaga took on Edith Piaf’s signature tune “La Vie en Rose” during her weekend concerts with vintage crooner Tony Bennett at the Hollywood Bowl and pulled it off with aplomb. If you need more proof that Tina Fey can enliven any dull awards show, witness her smooch with Amy Schumer while presenting the younger comic with […]
A new TV spot for season 3 of NBC’s Hannibal takes us into Paris and the wonders it holds…if you enjoy cannibalism, that is. The spot is overlain by a rendition of Edith Piaf’s “C’est Un Homme Terrible”, a song that tells of an abusive relationship between a man and woman, possibly hinting at the […]
If it's offbeat revues you're after, make a beeline to the short-run Street Singer: Celebrating the Life of Edith Piaf at 42West Nightclub, and make it fast. Tonight's performance (May 16) is the last, pending a possible return engagement. For...Show More Summary
Marion Cotillard dons a bold ensemble while attending the PIAF Exhibition to celebrate Edith Piaf‘s birth centenary at Bibliotheque Nationale de France on Tuesday (April 14) in Paris, France. Over the weekend, the 39-year-old French actress wear a hooded jacket while grabbing some goodies in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of [...]
Her soaring, emotion-wracked voice remains the defining soundtrack of old, romantic France and her colourful life the stuff of legend. Edith Piaf may have passed away in 1963 but this year -- the year she would have turned 100 -- the memory of "the Little Sparrow" is just as strong as ever and enshrined as one of France's most enduring icons. Show More Summary
This episode on Pretty Little Liars, Alison's trial begins and immediately starts going poorly, 'A' tries to introduce to the liars to a little culture via Edith Piaf music, Hanna Marin is hilariously nonchalant about prison, Tippi the Bird makes a triumphant return, and the girls get a complicated clue from Mona.
Photographed at Edith Piaf's funeral in 1963. "Dietrich's family raised her to follow the Lutheran religion, but she lost her faith due to battlefront experiences during her time with the US Army as an entertainer, after hearing preachers from both sides invoking God as their support." Via Vintage Blog and Marlene Dietrich, the Last Goddess.
Last month, Ute Lemper, the famed singer and interpreter of works by Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf and more, extended her repertoire with the release of her latest album, "Forever: The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda." Recently set...Show More Summary
Comedian Jim Daly has turned Arsenal's less-than-funny season into a funny parody of Edith Piaf's "Je Ne Regrette Rien." "Arsene Wenger " sings the song while leaning on classic Wenger -isms such as lamenting injuries, praising Arsenal's style of play and lamenting decisions that went against Arsenal. [101 Great Goals] Read more World Football news on BleacherReport.com
Internet funnyman Jim Daly has produced a send-up video poking fun at Arsene Wenger’s notorious stubbornness. Daly impersonates Wenger singing Edith Piaf’s ‘Je Ne Regrette Rien’, donning a (white?) wig, and later a marine’s shirt and glass of wine prop. Making light of (the perception of) Wenger’sinsistence on pretty football over trophies, Daly shows Wenger at [...]
Olivier Dahan last directed La Vie en Rose, the overwrought biopic that skipped between every traumatic moment of Edith Piaf’s… Read More
Somewhere between Cannes and Nice, in France's Côte D'Azur, sits this five-acre plot once owned by Edith Piaf, France's world-renown, skinny-eyebrowed chanteuse, an icon probably best known for singing "La Vie en...
In 1963 I loved the Beatles because my parents did not; I loved Peter Paul and Mary, The Seekers and Mamas and Papas because protest-laden folk songs were very cool, and I adored Edith Piaf.Édith Piaf Gassion (1915 –1963) was born in Paris. Show More Summary
by Alex Balk If Edith Piaf were alive today she would be touring the country singing this song and only this song each night live for four hours straight before shooting a perfectly-formed arc of spit out at the front row and then storming off the stage. Show More Summary
It's 50 years since she died and Paris still feels a bit more like Paris with Edith Piaf playing in the background. It was hard not to hear that unmistakeable sound on Thursday as radio stations marked the anniversary by playing herShow More Summary
Opulence of Monaco in 1962 recreated by director who made Edith Piaf film, La Vie En Rose Video LAST UPDATED AT 16:35 ON Mon 16 Sep 2013 AT LAST, a trailer offers a glimpse of Nicole Kidman's much-anticipated turn as Grace Kelly in Grace...Show More Summary
There are those who embrace fame, and others who are simply repelled by it. Henri, Le Chat Noir, seems to have perfectly straddled both.
Edith Piaf is no doubt one of France's greatest "gifts," with her magical voice and presence. There are few who haven't heard and fallen in love with songs like "La Vie en Rose" and "Non, je ne regrette rien." She is most certainly one-of-a-kind.