1992-07-24

ARLETTY, French singer and actress died (b. 1898); In 1945 Arletty appeared in her most famous film role, the part of Garance in Marcel Carnes Les Enfants du Paradis. Arletty was imprisoned in 1945 for having had a wartime liaison with a German officer during the occupation of France; it was this very liaison, however, that enabled Carné to film some of the brilliant street scenes of Les Enfants du Paradis. She allegedly later commented on the experience, “My heart is French but my ass is international.”