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Telegram from Edith Piaf (1946)

Telegram from Edith Piaf (1946)

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In 1946, Edith Piaf writes perhaps one last "I love you" to her famous lover, Yves Montand.

  • Telegram from Edith Piaf to Yves Montand.
  • One page.
  • In French.
  • 18 cm x 10.5 cm.
  • April 18, 1946.
  • Germany, Fribourg.
  • Good state.
  • Unique piece.

14 FRIBOURG EN BREISGAU 559 15 18 1150
ARRIVERAI IN VOITURE SAMEDI APRÈS-MIDI T´AIME *
EDIT PIAF

(*) which can be translated as:

I WILL ARRIVE BY CAR ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON I LOVE YOU

On the back: YVES MONTAND, 26 RUE DE BERRI PARIS

Sometimes an autograph document, even if it is from a famous person, seems to have nothing special about it. But, as always, it is in the details, in a date or a word, that the magic works. That's what happened with this telegram.

Who doesn't know Edith Piaf? Piaf is an icon of France. His songs are the ultimate symbol of French romanticism, of Paris, of the French Art de Vivre: La vie en rose, L'hymne à l'amour, Mon Dieu, etc., are the classics of classics. If you've never heard of it, go to YouTube to find out about this world heritage site. She is a bit like the Brazilian Tom Jobim or the American Frank Sinatra, the John Lennon of England, etc.

Piaf is also known for her love stories. Several. Intense. Of the most famous lovers he had, there was Marcel Cerdan, world champion boxer, who died in a tragic plane crash, and Yves Montand, one of the main French singers and actors after the Second World War, from the generation of Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, etc. An immensely popular figure, a tireless seducer who later had an affair with Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand met Edith Piaf when he was just twenty years old, and performed the first part of her shows at the Moulin Rouge. This collaboration in Paris continued with a tour and a romance, from 1944 until 1946. One of the great love stories of the 20th century.

In 1945, Christie's sold the emotional break-up letter that Piaf sent to Montand on October 30, 1945, in which she explains that perhaps he is too young for her. Biographers claim that, in fact, jealousy was the main reason.

This telegram, from April 1946, proves that the two lovers met even after the breakup, and still had many feelings, even if Piaf's (JE) T'AIME may have been just a great mark of affection.

I then discovered that Montand sent another telegram to put an end to this story, writing: “I beg you not to meet again – You may be right – I am too young for you”.

Anyway, it is very likely that this telegram was the last “I love you” message that Montand received from Piaf.

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