Book review: Gigi by Colette


GigiGigi by Colette

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A lovely novella written by Colette.

The book tells the funny story of a teenager who lives with her grandmamma and Aunt Alicia. She is raised in order to become a stylist “coquette”.

And then Gaston comes up: is she going to marry him or not?

A movie Gigi (1958) was made based on this book. Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan. Directed by Vincent Minelli.

According to Wiki Colette is directly credited with the discovery of a young, unknown Audrey Hepburn, whom the elder chose on sight to play the eponymous Broadway lead in Gigi.

There will be a new production of the play Gigi on Broadway 2015.

3* The Innocent Libertine
4* Gigi
TR The Cat
TR Claudine’s House
TR The Last Cheri
TR The Vagabond

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