Simone Jolivet

  1. Yvonne Claudie, Les quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows), France, 1958.        French nouvelle vague icon, Francois Truffaut, nearly chose one of his (and Jean-Paul Sartre and Simon de Beauvoir’s) friends for Madame Bigey in his award-winning and career-making debut feature.   She thought he had much the same “noble, working class” bearing as Jean Renoir. Well, Truffaut had kindly compensated her with a walk-on. Un-credited.

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