dith Piaf in Manhattan
Talk will be followed by the U.S. Premiere of a new documentary on the life of dith Piaf
On the eve of the 50-year anniversary of the death of the chanteuse, Carolyn Burkes illustrated talk weaves together songs, images, reviews, and interviews to evoke the Little Sparrow's years in New York (1947-1957). Biographer (and Columbia Ph.D) Carolyn Burke is the author of the much praised No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf (Alfred Knopf, 2011), to be published in French this fall by ditions Bartillat.
In the introduction to her talk, Shanny Peer will share original, unpublished archival images and a recorded interview with former Maison Franaise Director Eugene Sheffer about Edith Piaf's 1947 visit to the Columbia Maison Franaise on her first trip to the U.S.
Partial supported provided by Air France.
Major sponsorship support for this conference was provided by Jeanine Parisier Plottel and the Maurice I. Parisier Foundation. Additional support provided by the Florence Gould Foundation, Air France, and our other Centennial Sponsors.