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April in Paris
Produced by: Alice Furlaud
Ever since Ben Franklin fell in love with it and came home with tales of 'Gay Paree', Americans have held to golden images of the city: the capital of eating and drinking, of glamorous night life, of perfume. Even if we haven't been there we can see in our mind's eye the barges gliding along the Seine, the lovers kissing in the streets and on park benches; we can smell the exotic cooking, and over it all we can hear the wistful accordion music. But how much of all this is myth, how much reality? Producer Alice Furlaud explores the question, starting with the myth that Vernon Duke created in his nostalgic song, 'April in Paris'. Don't come in April, she advises, better wait 'til May.

Program Credits

April in Paris is a SOUNDPRINT classic, produced by Alice Furlaud. The part of Colonel Bez was played by Max Furlaud. Special thanks to Andy Beanstalk. The program was supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Resources

Links:
Hostel Bookers' Best Time to go to Paris
Find out when it's best to visit Paris climate-wise.

Magic Paris
Learn more about Paris before you visit.

Paris Pages
Discover the places to go and sites to see in Paris.

Books:
Paris Walking Guide: Where to Go, Where to Eat, What to Do
by: Jeanne Oelerich 2003
A guide for tourists in Paris.

Paris Then and Now
by: Peter Caine, Oriel Caine 2003
See photographs of Paris in the past and in the present.

Seven Ages of Paris
by: Alistair Horne 2004
From the reign of Philippe Auguste to the completion of the Eiffel Tower, learn about Paris' history in politics and in art.

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Programs by Alice Furlaud
April in Paris



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