The annual Festival mondial des théâtres de marionnettes of Charleville-Mézières is an international event. And the posters are spectacular! You can buy past years’ posters through the Shop tab on the site, as well as calendars, special-edition porcelain charms, and the requisite t-shirts, totes and mugs. Help support this festival and the craftsmen and craft of puppetry in France!
Her francophile style has been seen everywhere: on scarves for DKNY and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in the “Vive La France” campaign for Bloomingdale’s, in her redesign of Saks Fifth Avenue children’s department and the list goes on….
Marcel Marlier illustrated the stories of Martine, an icon of 20th-century French pop culture. Written by Gilbert Delahaye, there were 60 titles published with more than 65 million copies sold in French and 35 million sold in other languages.
Know a little francophile? You can buy Martine titles (in French!) at the Francophilia Amazon store.
The Cultural Affairs and Education Committee of the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, voted Wednesday to exempt “artistic or cultural works” from a 1991 law that prohibits tobacco advertisements, but that also prevents the presence of tobacco in advertisements for goods of any kind.
The French live in one of the richest and safest countries in the world, yet they are global champions of pessimism, fearful of the future and longing for the past, according to a survey published this week.
During his 13 years at the helm of the resource-rich African nation, Bokassa forged a reputation for ruthlessness and megalomania. In 1977, he had himself crowned “emperor” in a multimillion-dollar ceremony modeled on the coronation of France’s Napoleon Bonaparte.