Knowledge Identifier: +Maurice_Chevalier
In 1909, he became the partner of the biggest female star in France at the time, Fréhel
In 1917 he discovered jazz and ragtime and went to London , where he found new success at the Palace Theatre
When sound arrived, he made his Hollywood debut in 1928
Paramount Pictures - In 1929 Paramount Released their first musical "Innocents of Paris" Richard A. Whiting and Leo Robin composed the score for the film, Maurice Chevalier starred and sung the most famous song from the film "Louise"
Duke Ellington - In 1930, Ellington and his Orchestra connected with a whole different audience in a concert with Maurice Chevalier and they performed at the Roseland Ballroom, "America's foremost ballroom".
In 1932, he starred with Jeanette MacDonald in Paramount's film musical, "One Hour With You" which became a success and one of the films instrumental in making musicals popular again
In 1934, he starred in the first sound film of the Franz Lehár operetta "The Merry Widow", one of his best-known films
In 1935, he signed with MGM and returned to France later that year
In 1942 he returned to Bocca, near Cannes , but returned to the capital city in September
In 1944 when Allied forces freed France, Chevalier was accused of collaborationism
Raymond Devos - Devos' career took off in the 1950s when he began writing his own one man shows and was the opening act for Maurice Chevalier
He was therefore even less popular in the U.S. during the McCarthyism period; in 1951, he was refused re-entry into the U.S. because he had signed the Stockholm Appeal
In 1954, after the McCarthy era abated Chevalier was welcomed back in the United States
In 1957, he appeared in "Love in the Afternoon" which was his first Hollywood film in more than 20 years
He appeared as himself in the 1958 "Lucy Goes to Mexico" television episode of "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour"
Casino de Paris - Over the decades, performers who have played the Casino de Paris have included Mistinguett, Maurice Chevalier, Josephine_Baker, Micheline Bernardini, Tino Rossi, Line Renaud, Carla Bruni, Violetta Villas, and Zizi Jeanmaire; writers who have contributed work have included Serge Gainsbourg and Jean_Ferrat; Yves Saint Laurent designed for the Casino in the 1970s, and poster artists have included Erté and Jules Chéret
Introduction by Robert Osborne, Turner Classic Movies, 11 August 2009