April 14, 2015

Edith Piaf á la Bibliothèque nationale de France (French National Library)

Pictures of Edith Piaf displayed in the exhibition on her life at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris, France
photo by Joel Saget
April 9, 2015
© AFP/File

An exhibition opened today, April 14, 2015, at the Bibliothèque nationale de France celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Édith Piaf. For the occasion, the BNF – Bibliothèque nationale de France François Mitterrand, the French National Library, hosts a special exhibition on the private life of the singer through 400 recordings, pictures, letters, lyrics, posters, personal objects and her famous little black dress. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to take a closer look at her mysterious life.  

The national library (Bibliothèque nationale de France, called BnF), in Paris, organizes a major exhibition to celebrate Edith Piaf's birth centenary.

Hundreds of various documents- sound and written documents, images- evoke the destiny of a street singer who became a popular idol and an international icon. A moving tribute is so paid to one of the most famous voices of French music. 

"Allez, venez Milord...", "Non, rien de rien...", "Si un jour la vie t'arrache à moi...": we all know Edith Piaf's songs. Her voice, her life, her repertoire: everyting contributed to turning the small street singer into a variety star, one of the major and worldwide famous figures of French popular culture

The major part of documents on display belong to the BnF's collections that surprisingly hold various elements of popular culture: photographs, letters, posters, records, sound recordings and film excerpts.     

Bibliothèque nationale de France
Galerie 2
Quai François-Mauriac
75013 Paris

Her memory and her songs will live forever!

Net links:  
Films about Piaf    
Songs by Piaf     
Piaf on YouTube     

Styrous® ~ April 14, 2015

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