Shirley Maclaine celebrates Maurice Chevalier’s birthday with Louis Jordan (1959)

What can I say? I’ll restrain myself and just remark that this was taken on the set of the movie, “Can Can” in 1959. The cake is in celebration of Maurice Chevalier’s seventy-first birthday.


  1. George Kaplan

    Lanier beat me to it months ago but I always found Chevalier creepy singing Thank Heaven For Little Girls. In fact I amuse myself with an exaggerated version of his already pervy performance : “s’ank ‘eaven for leetle gehls becozz zey get Bee-GER ev’ryyy DEYYY…”, indeed! As for the leering – he’s French dear… Bwahahaha! JOKING, Heather from Arles if you read this πŸ˜‰ There are many more romantic frenchmen than englishmen…probably. Ha.

  2. George Kaplan

    Two blatant “old wolves”, I like it! Naughty boys or dirty old devils?! πŸ˜‰ I love your use of the phrase “wolves”, it’s so *apt*. I, myself, have *never* been wolvish, scout’s honour! (Disclaimer: George may never have been a scout. Bwahahaha!)

    • “Those little eyes so helpless and appealing
      One day will flash and send you crashing thru the ceiling”…

      From one of another oddly disturbing film starring Louis Jourdan and M. Chevalier, “Gigi”!

  3. George Kaplan

    Curious. I got Colette’s Collected Stories out from the library last week but haven’t managed to read any. Mr Dandy’s recommendation suggests I should try…
    Oh, that *Maurice*… Randy, creepy old goat! Gigi, a film I’ve always found – a song or two apart – deeply resistible.

  4. I love M.C. – he always makes me smile. Can’t stand to listen to Jeannette MacDonald sing, though, so I have to do selective listening or use the volume control with certain films. Did you know he was on the front lines in WWI, wounded by shrapnel, and spent two years as a prisoner of war in Germany? There’s a lot more to him than his accent!

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