Michel Emer (June 19, 1906 – November 23, 1984), (real name Emer Rosenstein), was a French musician, composer and lyricist. His songs have been performed by Edith Piaf, Fréhel, Damia, Lys Gauty, Yves Montand, Jean Sablon, André Claveau, Ray Ventura and his Collegians, Luis Mariano, Tino Rossi, and Eartha Kitt. He also wrote songs for at least one of his wife Jacqueline Maillan's shows.
The first of his songs to be sung by Edith Piaf was "L'Accordéoniste", which he composed in 1940. He went on to write more than twenty songs for her, including "J'm'en fous pas mal", "Bal dans ma rue", and "A quoi ça sert l'amour?", one of her most famous songs, which she sang as a duet with her second husband Theo Sarapo.
He co-authored with Charles Trenet the music for the song "Y'a d'la joie", and arranged many of Trenet's songs. Jean Sablon performed and recorded his song "Béguin-Biguine" in 1932.
In 1954 he married the actress Jacqueline Maillan. He is buried in the Cimetière de Bagneux in Paris.
Édith Piaf was a French singer, lyricist and actress. Noted as France's national chanteuse, she was one of the country's most widely known international stars.
Louis Charles Augustin Georges Trenet was a renowned French singer-songwriter who composed both the music and the lyrics to nearly 1,000 songs over a career that lasted more than 60 years. These songs include "Boum!" (1938), "La Mer" (1946) and "Nationale 7" (1955). Trenet is noted for his work with musicians Michel Emer and Léo Chauliac, with whom he recorded "Y'a d'la joie" (1938) for the first and "La Romance de Paris" (1941) and "Douce France" (1947) for the latter. He was awarded an Honorary Molière Award in 2000.
Vladimir Cosma is a Romanian composer, conductor and violinist.
Pierre Delanoë, born Pierre Charles Marcel Napoléon Leroyer in Paris, France, was a French lyricist who wrote thousands of songs for dozens of singers, including Dalida, Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Petula Clark, Johnny Hallyday, Joe Dassin, Michel Sardou and Mireille Mathieu. Delanoë was his grandmother's maiden name.
Denise Rosemonde "Rosine" Delamare was a French costume designer. She was co-nominated for an Academy Award for her work on the film The Earrings of Madame de… (1953).
Alain Poiré was a French film producer and screenwriter. He was born in Paris, and died in Neuilly-Sur-Seine.
René Lefèvre was a French actor and writer. Throughout his career, he worked with several notable directors, like Jean Renoir, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jules Dassin, and René Clair.
Norbert Glanzberg was a Galician-born French composer. Mostly a composer of film music and songs, he was also notable for some famous songs of Édith Piaf.
Henri Betti, born Ange Betti, was a French composer and a pianist.
Chansons d’Édith Piaf is an album by the group Tethered Moon, comprising pianist Masabumi Kikuchi, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Paul Motian, recorded and released on the Winter & Winter label in 1999. The album is a tribute to the French cabaret singer Édith Piaf.
Piaf is the title of an album released by Elaine Paige in 1994.
André Mouëzy-Éon was a French dramatist, author of comedies, librettist, screenwriter and dialoguist.
Raymond Lévesque was a Canadian singer-songwriter and poet from Quebec. One of the pioneers of the chansonnier tradition in Quebec, he was best known for writing "Quand les hommes vivront d'amour", one of the most famous pop standards in French-language popular music.
Jacqueline Jeanne Paule Maillan was a French actress with a career spanning almost five decades, known primarily for her forty theatre productions, she also appeared in more than fifty films and is remembered as one of the greatest comedic thespians of her generation and even nicknamed "The Louis de Funès in skirt". After working on the classics of French theatre, she excelled in playing exuberant, strong and powerful women in vaudeville and boulevard on stage or in such films as Jean-Marie Poiré's cult Gramps Is in the Resistance before pioneering stand-up in France. Her husband Michel Emer, who was Edith Piaf's composer, helped her hide her bisexuality from the public as they lived as a 'free couple' when it was then deeply stigmatized during the 1950s and 1960s. She was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur and Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
"L'Accordéoniste" is a song made famous by Édith Piaf. It was written in 1940 by Michel Emer, who then offered it to her.
Jean-Louis Roy was a Swiss film and television director.
Chansons des Cafés de Paris is a 10-inch long-playing album from Édith Piaf that was released in 1950 on the CID label (UM233118). The album was also released with the same eight tracks in the United States on the Decca label (DL6004). Piaf was accompanied on the album by Raymond Legrand et son Orchestra. Louis Untermeyer wrote the liner notes.
Le Tour de Chant d'Édith Piaf a l'Olympia - No. 2 is an album from Édith Piaf recorded live at L'Olympia in Paris in 1955. Piaf was accompanied by the Orchestre Et Choeurs conducted by Robert Chauvigny. The album was released on the Columbia label.
How to Succeed in Love is a 1962 French-Italian comedy film directed by Michel Boisrond and starring Dany Saval, Jean Poiret and Jacqueline Maillan.
Romance of Paris is a 1941 French musical film directed by Jean Boyer and starring Charles Trenet, Jean Tissier and Yvette Lebon. The film was shot at the Francoeur Studios in Paris. It was produced and distributed by Pathé.