Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pierre Capretz, FRENCH IN ACTION creator, dies at 89

Pierre Capretz, French in Action creator, dies at 89
Pierre Capretz, French in Action creator, dies at 89 - See more at: http://www.current.org/2014/04/pierre-capretz-french-in-action-creator-dies-at-89/#sthash.ottSo4AJ.dpuf
Pierre Capretz, French in Action creator, dies at 89 - See more at: http://www.current.org/2014/04/pierre-capretz-french-in-action-creator-dies-at-89/#sthash.ottSo4AJ.dpuf

This video notable for featuring the long-gone PBS YOU as well as Annenberg/CPB logos.  

Valerie Allain played Mireille (the protagonist of the 1985 series), was strikingly pretty, and rarely wore a brassiere, which was only the beginning of some folks' resentment and some folks' fandom of this series, from the now-vanished Annenberg/CPB Project.

Not quite of the magnitude of the passage of Gabriel García Márquez, but nonetheless, Capretz and his brainchild have made a lasting impression...as this video suggests (in English after some badly-accented French).


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