Monday, November 30, 2009

Thank Heaven...

Leslie Caron has written an enchanting autobiography appropriately titled, Thank Heaven. I am proud to call this lovely woman of film and stage a friend of many years. We met when she portrayed Colette for us in the pages of Victoria, and then later when she performed a dramatic reading of Colette's work in New York. It was to sell out crowds in all of her performances, several for French speaking students.

On December 1, Madame Caron will be signing her book at Barnes and Noble's Lincoln Triangle Store on Broadway at 7:30. She will also be in Philadelphia on Wednesday, December 2 at the Free Library of Philadelphia and on December 4 at All Saints Church in Pasadena, California.

I hope some of you are in areas where you can come out and hear the interviews she will be giving. I'm sure some will be in the media as well. Hers is an inspiring story in many ways. As she looks back at her life, she, like many of us, finds the moments that were highs and lows, and comes to a place in her life where she has resolved old issues. Thank Heaven she has written this book. (Of course, the title comes from a song in her famous film role of Gigi.)


  1. Thanks for letting us know about Leslie Caron's new book. I can't wait to get it, as I love her. As I have mentioned before I loved the Victoria tape of Colette and have listened to it many times. She is a beautiful woman and I wish I were close enough to one of the locations to meet her in person.

  2. I love Leslie Caron - she is a marvellous lady. I have been inspired by many of her film performances - Lili, Gigi, An American In Paris and Daddy Long Legs. I just love her accent. She is a treasure. I hope we get her book here in Australia.


  3. I am so glad to learn about Leslie's new book. She has always been one of my favorites. I never miss an opportunity to watch her wonderful movies. I have American in Paris and take it out especially when the snow is blowing and I am cuddled up with my favorite throw.

    If I remember you did a wonderful article about her restaurant. I will have to pull it out and enjoy it again. Unfortunately I am sure she will not be anyway close for me to go to a book signing, but that would be a dream come true.

    Looking forward to Christmas, Jean

  4. What a lovely book cover (and photo of Ms. Caron)!

  5. Thanks so much for the heads up on Ms. Caron's new book. I'll be on the lookout for it.

    What a fun title...... because, of course, she'll always be "Gigi" to me, too!

  6. I hope that she gets many, many people coming to tell her how her beauty, spirit, and joy have made their lives a happier place. I loved her in so many movies and I think she's truly a beautiful person. Please tell her "Bonjour et bon chance!" from an admiring fan!
    Love, Karen Marline

  7. She is the Gigi of my childhood. Leslie was a nice dancer. I was an admiring fan, too.

    I must read her biography... in english.

    Bon succès de libraire pour la belle Leslie!

    Québec City