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Doug Sulpy wrote:Interesting. I feel just the opposite. I think he was one of the most charismatic actors... well, ever. Do you even dislike him in "Gigi"?
BGM wrote:I agree with you! That his performance energy really comes across. I think that Jolson was the same type of performer just as Cagney is in Yankee Doodle Dandy.
bobfells wrote:Speaking of Jolson, I understand that Chevalier was seriously considered for hosting the Kraft Music Hall in 1947. Feedback that the public was wary of him because he supposedly performed for the Nazis in occupied Paris during WWII cast a cloud over Chevalier even though he was formally exonerated from charges of collaborating with the enemy. Apparently, he had continued performing in Parisian night spots during the occupation and some Nazis would stop by to catch his act.
Harold Aherne wrote:It's one thing for a performer not to be among your favourites, but Chevalier seems to evoke stronger reactions, pro or con, than usual.
boblipton wrote: that sense of connection one gets with a performer is part of their craft. It may have nothing to do with their personality. It may be that they are reserving their energy for the performance. Whichever it is, they are, in the movies, faces on a screen.
Richard M Roberts wrote:And give the old French guy a break on his personal life too folks, so whup-de-friggin-do he wasn’t always 120-volt cheerful offstage, which seems to be a problem a lot of feel-good performers suffer in the memories of those who met them.
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