Jeanine Charrat

  1. Leslie Caron, An American In Paris, 1950.   “Get a French girl!” Marge Champion told producer Arthur Freed, spurning his invite to go solo as Lise Bourvier. He still  auditioned Forrest, an MGM contract player, before Paris tests with Jeanine Charrat, Odile Versois and the ballerina Caron, recommended to  Gene Kelly by future  director Roger Vadim. Or so he told me in  Paris. “I knew her because she had been in dance class with my wife.”  Madame Vadim was… Brigitte Bardot. (The then Mrs Kelly, Betsy Blair, said it was another Amsrican  in Paris,  Eddie Constantine, who nominated Caron).

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