Le Moulin Rouge
From the song: À Paris Dans Chaque Faubourg Words:
René Clair. Music: Maurice Jaubert
Performed by: Lys Gauty
Living in Paris brought Le Moulin Rouge into wondrous focus with blue red lights and colorful street scenes that live as legends to tourists and Parisians alike. It is imagination of memory, of the moment accordion music or piano music is heard out of the carved wooden doors of creperies and Tabacs, where strolling is an art of practice
- An endearing chanteuse, the quintessential voice of the singing legends of France, Lys Gauty (Alice Gautier) is perhaps the greatest of all French Chanteuses. While some prefer Edith Piaf, or Josephine Baker, the classically trained Gauty was the most vocally accomplished of them all producing the definitive “French street- singer sound.” This poster is from the 1938 movie "Street Singer, (the". CAST: Lys Gauty, Rivers Cadet, Arthur Devare, Maurice Dorlac, Dorville.)
- Many critics say the Lys Gauty is the most natural, mood singer, able to invent a large range of vocal colors. Each song becomes a miniature play to her talents, and it's easy to see why she was one of Kurt Weill's favorite interpreters of his songs.
- Lys Gautier states proudly, "I believe that I have defended the best part of fine and beautiful song; I was one of the first women to sing songs with literary quality such as those in 'l'Opera de Quatsous'" said Lys Gauty in 1951. Features "Le chaland qui passe," "J'aime.” Lys Gauty
- In 1927, Lys Gauty left the strolling streets of Paris as a singing merchant at the music halls and cafes. Invited to perform at Bruxelles (au Théâtre de Dix-Heures) and in Paris
- An actress for Rene Clair’s film “14 Juillet”, she was beloved in France and became a film star in La Goualeuse by Fernand Rivers 1938.
- In Nice, she abandoned the spotlight and went into business as a café owner and a teacher of vocal singing before her death in 1990 in Monte Carlo.
The Music of Lys Gauty has today become increasingly popular among a new generation of youth, and those who aspire to seek the romance of foreign travel and those who showed the world how love can look.