Histoire(s) d'ELLE

by David Teboul20051h24Documentary
DVDFrench4 subtitles languages

The first issue of Elle came out on newsstands on November 21, 1945. Sewing cards, make-up advice, surveys on the evolution of feminine morals, horoscopes and readers' letters... From the 1940s onwards, the broad outlines of the columns that would make the magazine famous were already there! Leafing through the different issues decade after decade, this documentary offers a light-hearted reading, sometimes nostalgic but always engaged, of one of the greatest women's media successes, or how a magazine, both a reflection of its time and a bearer of demands then in the vanguard (the right to work, sexual liberation, abortion), has been able to accompany the evolution of women. With the support of archives, testimonies of great couturiers for whom it was a real school (Sonia Rykiel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix...) but also sketches played by actresses of the French cinema: Jeanne Moreau reading the witty answers of Marcelle Ségal, Arielle Dombasle giving a truculent and sexy musical interpretation of the kitchen cards, and other scenes with Emmanuelle Béart, Elsa Zylberstein and Catherine Deneuve.

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    SWAN Productions
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    Swan productions, France 5

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