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Parisian Life is a 1936 French English-language musical film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Max Dearly, Conchita Montenegro, Neil Hamilton.
A rich Brazilian, Mendoza, visited Paris in 1900 and was romantically involved with the star of Offenbach's "La Vie Parisienne" which was playing at the time. Thirty five years later, he returns with his son and granddaughter, who is engaged to a young Frenchman.
It is based on the operetta La Vie parisienne by Ludovic Halévy, Henri Meilhac and Jacques Offenbach.   It is the English-language version of the 1936 French film La Vie Parisienne . Such multi-language versions were common during the early years of sound.
Jacques Offenbach was a German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the Romantic period. He is remembered for his nearly 100 operettas of the 1850s to the 1870s, and his uncompleted opera The Tales of Hoffmann. He was a powerful influence on later composers of the operetta genre, particularly Johann Strauss Jr. and Arthur Sullivan. His best-known works were continually revived during the 20th century, and many of his operettas continue to be staged in the 21st. The Tales of Hoffmann remains part of the standard opera repertory.
Henri Meilhac was a French dramatist and opera librettist, best known for his collaborations with Ludovic Halévy on Georges Bizet's Carmen and on the works of Jacques Offenbach, as well as Jules Massenet's Manon.
Ludovic Halévy was a French author and playwright, best known for his collaborations with Henri Meilhac on Georges Bizet's Carmen and on the works of Jacques Offenbach.
Apache, or La Danse Apache, Bowery Waltz, Apache Turn, Apache Dance and Tough Dance is a highly dramatic dance associated in popular culture with Parisian street culture at the beginning of the 20th century. The name of the dance is taken from the term for Parisian underworld of the time.
Alistair Beaton is a Scottish left-wing political satirist, journalist, radio presenter, novelist and television writer. At one point in his career he was also a speechwriter for Gordon Brown.
Robinson Crusoé is an opéra comique with music by Jacques Offenbach and words by Eugène Cormon and Hector-Jonathan Crémieux. It premiered in Paris on 23 November 1867.
La Vie Parisienne was a French weekly magazine founded in Paris in 1863 and was published without interruption until 1970. It was popular at the start of the 20th century. Originally it covered novels, sports, theater, music and the arts. In 1905 the magazine changed hands and the new editor Charles Saglio changed its format to suit the modern reader. It soon evolved into a mildly risqué erotic publication. During World War I, General Pershing personally warned American servicemen against purchasing the magazine, which boosted its popularity in the United States.
La vie parisienne is an opéra bouffe, or operetta, composed by Jacques Offenbach, with a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy.
Conchita Montenegro was a Spanish model, dancer, stage and screen actress. She was educated in a convent in Madrid.
Gaîté Parisienne is a 1938 ballet choreographed by Léonide Massine (1896-1979) to music by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) arranged and orchestrated many decades later by Manuel Rosenthal (1904-2003) in collaboration with Jacques Brindejonc-Offenbach, the composer's nephew. With a libretto and décor by Comte Étienne de Beaumont and costumes executed by Barbara Karinska, it was first presented by the Ballet Russe de Monte-Carlo at the Théâtre de Monte Carlo on 5 April 1938.
Pierre Victor Théophile Bertin was a French stage and film actor. In 1948, he starred in the film The Lame Devil under Sacha Guitry.
Michel Trempont was a Belgian operatic baritone whose repertoire extended from the 18th century to the creation of contemporary works. His brother was Pol Trempont (1923–2007), operatic tenor and one time director of the Théâtre de Mons.
Max Dearly was a French stage and film actor.
Le château à Toto is an opéra bouffe in three acts of 1868 with music by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. It is situated in an important sequence of fifteen opera works and revivals by Offenbach between 1867 and 1869.
Draner, actually Jules Joseph Georges Renard, was a Belgian painter, Illustrator and cartoonist. Living from 1861 in Paris, Draner worked as an illustrator for numerous famous newspapers and sketched late costumes for different famous theatrical houses and opera-houses. He is also considered to be an early Belgian comics artist.
La Vie parisienne or Parisian Life may refer to:
Micheline Dax was a French film and stage actress and singer. She did the voice to Ursula in the French dub in Disney's "The Little Mermaid".
Parisian Life is a 1936 French musical film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Max Dearly, Conchita Montenegro and George Rigaud.
It's the Paris Life is a 1954 French comedy film directed by Alfred Rode and starring Claudine Dupuis, Philippe Lemaire and Raymond Bussières. It was shot in Gevacolor. The film portrays the development of Parisian musical culture between 1900 and 1950.
Parisian Life is a 1977 historical musical comedy film directed by Christian-Jaque and starring Martine Sarcey, Evelyne Buyle and Dany Saval. A co-production between France, Italy and West Germany, it is based on the 1882 operetta La Vie parisienne by Jacques Offenbach.