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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Maria Casares at the premier of Jean Cocteau film Orphee (1950).

Private collection.


Maria Casares as Phèdre

Phèdre, 1958

Lucienne Le Marchand and Maria Casarès

Photo by Bernand / Agence Enguerand


Great post about several plays, including “ROMEO ET JEANNETTE” (1946), in which Maria Casares performed.

Maria Casares in “Les Dames du Bois de Bolougne”

Maria Casares and Jean Vilar in Platonov by A.P. Chekhov.

Also can be seen here

Maria Casares as Caroline Bressier in Ombre et lumiere

Once upon a time an Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (sometimes she was called Schiap in short) had a trip in the Soviet Union. This fact caused the certain reaction and left one rather prominent incident.

From “Fashion, Media, Promotion: The New Black Magic” by Jayne Sheridan:

“In 1936 Vogue, in an uncharacteristically political move, printed a cartoon by Miguel Covarrubas, “The Impossible Interview”, showing a meeting between Elsa Schiaparelli and Stalin, which implied that Stalin was so much of a Soviet, military, dictator, that he could have nothing to share with the international artist and socialite.”

“The incomparable Schiaparelli, expressing her philosophy in her autobiography, seems to have believed that Fashion has its own ineffable alchemy, beyond affairs of state”

On the cartoon of Spanish painter, Miguel Covarrubas, Schiap and Stalin were depicted flowing in the air, by parachute.

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