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DEAUVILLE Les Planches> June 6 to September 27, 2020


(1949> 2011) "

Deauville, which is 160 years old this year, talks about an outdoor exhibition. A journey back in time, around twenty stops, in black and white and then in color, on the most famous promenade in Deauville, to find the personalities who have shaped the rich history of Deauville, under the eye of the photographers of Paris Match.

From the creation of Paris Match in 1949 until the 70s, Deauville was a summer subject. His photographers cover the excitement of the summer season with his personalities on vacation and his artists on tour. Robert Mitchum guest of the Bal des Petits Lits Blancs, Charles Trenet in concert at the Salon des Ambassadeurs, Edith Piaf, on the beach savoring tenderly with Georges Moustaki, their new idyll, Juliette Greco attending races, before finding Joseph Kessel and her friend Françoise Sagan ...
Paris Match is also there in great moments: for the centenary of Deauville when François André, big boss of the hotels and the casino of Deauville poses with all his collaborators, or for the tide of the century in 1967… The creation of the festival of American Cinema in 1975, confirms this relationship between the major illustrated weekly and Deauville. The festival is now becoming an annual event, where photographers are always inventive, weaving together with artists, imagining with them photographic scenes, which lend themselves to Clint Eastwood, Kirk Douglas, James Coburn, Patrick Dewaere and Jean-Pierre Cassel then Claude Lelouch and Omar Sharif.
With an exceptional collection of several million photographs and hundreds of thousands of articles, Paris Match has been a privileged witness to its time since 1949.
Deauville in the eye of Paris Match is some twenty photographs, often unpublished, from the archives of Paris Match and taken by: Daniel Camus, Walter Carone, Jean-Claude Deutsch, Thierry Esch, François Gragnon, Claude Azoulay Jack Garofalo, Jacques Lange, Manuel Litran, Philippe Le Tellier, Richard Melloul, Georges Ménager, François Pagès, Henri Tullio and Pierre Vals.
The exhibition can be visited with free access. A guided tour of the exhibition is organized every Saturday in the summer, at 17 p.m. Departure from Place Claude Lelouch.

In legend, the story of each photograph by Philippe Normand who likes to share the cultural history of Deauville.

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