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Gigi

Language and/or Subtitles: English
French
Format: DVD 2010
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
Available (4)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Videos DVD GIGI
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
 
Collection  Videos
 
Call Number  DVD GIGI
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Audio Visual DVD Gig #3355
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  DVD Gig #3355
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead AV DVD Gigi
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  AV
 
Call Number  DVD Gigi
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Audiovisual DVD G COMEDY
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  DVD G COMEDY
 
 
 
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CHECKED OUT
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Audio/Visual
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
Leslie Caron plays Gigi, a young girl raised by two veteran Parisian courtesans (Hermione Gingold and Isabel Jeans) to be the mistress of wealthy young Gaston (Louis Jourdan). When Gaston falls in love with Gigi and asks her to be his wife, Jeans is appalled: never has anyone in their family ever stooped to anything so bourgeois as marriage! Weaving in and out of the story is Maurice Chevalier as an aging boulevardier who, years earlier, had been in love with Gingold's character. Chevalier gets most of the best Lerner & Loewe tunes, including Thank Heaven for Little Girls, I'm Glad I'm Not Young Any More, and his matchless duet with Gingold, I Remember it Well. Caron's best number (dubbed by Betty Wand) is The Night They Invented Champagne while Jourdan gets the honor of introducing the title song. Filmed on location in Paris, Gigi won several Oscars, including Best Picture; it also represented the successful American movie comeback of Chevalier, who thanks to this film was "forgiven" for his reputed collaboration with the Nazis during World War II. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Man-woman relationships -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Mistresses -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Feature films.
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2010
Other Titles Gigi.
Contributors Freed, Arthur, 1894-1973.
Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986.
Minnelli, Vincente.
Caron, Leslie.
Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972.
Jourdan, Louis.
Colette, 1873-1954. Gigi.
Gingold, Hermione, 1897-1987.
Gábor, Eva, 1921-1995.
Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor.
Other Contributors Music, Frederick Loewe.
Audience MPAA rating: G.
Language English
French
English (Dolby Digital Surround 5.1) or French (mono.) dialogue; English or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes At head of title on disc: Movie.
Based on the novel by Colette.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1958.
Special features: Commentary by historian Jeanine Basinger with Leslie Caron; vintage short "The million dollar nickel"; classic CinemaScope cartoon "The vanishing duck"; theatrical trailer.
System Details DVD, region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital Surround 5.1, mono.
Description 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 078066583X
9780780665835
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