The next record that I remember Mum and Dad receiving was "Cancan" (1960). The setting was Montmartre where I shall living for part of my time in Paris. Maurice and Louis were back with Frank Sinatra and a very young Shirley Maclaine. Cole Porter's "I Love Paris", "C'est Magnifique"and "Montmartre" fuelled my enthusiasm to visit "The City of Light". This year, I will be going to the Moulin Rouge to see "Féerie", the current production. It probably is more Las Vegas than 19th century Paris but I am in the neighbourhood.
Time passed and soon I was old enough to go to the movies myself. My favourite movie of 1960's Paris
Movies changed in the 1970's. I never saw " Last Tango in Paris." I majored in French at university and my movies became French language films which tended to be darker. The Romantic period was
replaced by "film noir" and "théâtre de l'absurde". But that will be a different post.
Skipping back further in time, did you ever read the play "Our Hearts were Young and Gay" by Cornelia Otis Skinner? It is the tale of two unworldly girls making the European tour in the 1920's. There was a 1944 movie version of the play but I have never seen it. I played Emily in our acting class production in 1969. What are your favourite Paris movie memories? How far back do they go?