THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED SHEET MUSIC BY MAURICE CHEVALIER...
LOUISE-WORDS BY LEO ROBIN-MUSIC BY RICHARD A WHITING-SUNG BY MAURICE CHEVALIER IN THE PARAMOUNT PRODUCTION "INNOCENTS OF PARIS" RELEASED IN 1929-PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY MAURICE CHEVALIER-
For Maurice Chevalier fans this, his first talkie, was a joy to discover. He actually enters from behind a curtain out of character to introduce himself, explain his outrageous accent and set up the plot. The New York Times said, `He is the whole show, and when he is off screen the suspense consists of waiting until he reappears, either to sing or talk in his charming manner.' The plot concerns a junk dealer, or as he prefers, Antiquer, who saves a young boy (David Duran) from drowning late one night. Chevalier takes the child to the childhood home of his mother, who has just committed suicide, only to be turned out by her cruel father (Russell Simpson). The boy's pretty aunt Louise (as in `Every little breeze…) (Sylvia Beecher), is sympathetic, but dares not cross her father. Maurice decides to raise the orphan himself. Later he sings at the local Flea Market, is discovered by a theatre manager and more importantly, the theatre owner's wife. When he has to choose between success or love… well, what would you do? This is a star making performance by a true original. His obvious love of life is a breath of fresh air. And this film contains more of his music hall act than any of his others including his eccentric dancing style and sexy posturing paid tribute to in Love Me Tonight.
CONDITION OF THE SHEET MUSIC AND AUTOGRAPH IS VERY GOOD.