“All good Americans when they die go to Paris” — so says a poster in a new exhibit tracing American cinema’s enduring fascination with the city of light.
The exhibit, “Paris seen by Hollywood,” opens today and displays rare movie storyboards, original sketches and original costumes such as iconic Givenchy dresses worn by Audrey Hepburn. It views the French capital through the eyes of the U.S.: The city of food, fashion, but most of all romance.
Hepburn’s 1957 movie “Ariane”— one of several films in the display — shows couples passionately embracing in the street, even holding a baguette.
Curator Antoine de Baecque said: “Paris in Hollywood is not the real city, it’s a cliche. It’s an American projection.”
The exhibit runs at Paris City Hall until Dec. 15.
A French court said it will decide today whether to order an injunction halting further publication of topless photos of Prince William’s wife Kate.
The royal request was made after a popular French gossip magazine printed 14 pictures of the partially clad Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in its pages last week.
The decision came after an hour of arguments by lawyers for the royal couple and Mondadori, the Italian publishing house that owns Closer, the French magazine.
The British royals were seeking damage control. An Italian gossip magazine also in the Mondadori stable published a 26-page spread of photos of Kate without her swimsuit top and an Irish tabloid published more Kate topless photos over the weekend.