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Gigi is a 1945 novel by the French sentimental romance writer Colette about a wealthy cultured man of fashion who discovers that he is in love with a young Parisian girl who is being groomed for a career as a grande cocotte, and eventually marries her. 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Colette was the pen name of the French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (January 28, 1873 – August 3, 1954). ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... A courtesan is a person paid and/or supported for the giving of social companionship and intimate liaisons to one or more partners. ...


It has been made into several plays and films:

The Broadway version of the play, adapted by Anita Loos, opened on November 24, 1951, starring little known actress Audrey Hepburn playing the lead character (the play ran for six months and led to Hepburn's American film debut in Roman Holiday). Danièle Delorme (born October 9, 1926 in Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France) is an actress and film producer. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... A stage play is a dramatic work intended for performance before a live audience, or a performance of such a work. ... Gigi is a 1958 motion picture musical set in Paris, France. ... The musical film is a film genre that features songs, sung by the actors, interwoven into the narrative. ... Leslie Caron (b. ... Maurice Chevalier (September 12, 1888 – January 1, 1972) was a French actor and popular entertainer. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Alfred Drake (born Alfred Capurro) (October 7, 1914 - July 25, 1992) is a Broadway theater performer best known for his appearances in the musicals Babes in Arms, Oklahoma!, Kiss Me, Kate, and Kismet. ... Daniel Massey has several meanings: Daniel Massey (manufacturer) (1798-1856) the farm implement manufacturer Daniel_Massey_(actor) (1933-1998) the British Canadian actor This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Moorehead as Endora on Bewitched Agnes Robertson Moorehead (December 6, 1900 – April 30, 1974) was an American character actress. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Anita Loos (April 26, 1889–August 18, 1981) was an acclaimed American screenwriter, playwright and author. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face. ... A play is a common form of literature, usually consisting chiefly of dialog between characters, and usually intended for performance rather than reading. ... Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy film which tells the story of Princess Ann, a young royal who runs away during a state visit to Rome and befriends Joe Bradley, a cynical expatriate American reporter who first just wants an exclusive story about a princess gone AWOL but finds...


People who go by the name Gigi are:

There is also a doll and some doll series by that name: Luigino Longo (born 1958), also known as Gigi, is a Norwegian-Italian trade union and socialist activist. ... The color red and particularly the red flag are traditional symbols of Socialism. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Gothenburg viewed from Liseberg amusement park Gothenburg (Swedish:   Göteborg?) is a city and a municipality on the western coast of Sweden, in the County of Västra Götaland. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the current President of the United States and a former Governor of the State of Texas. ... Ejigayehu Shibabaw, or Gigi as she is popularly known, is one of the most successful contemporary Ethiopian singers worldwide. ...


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Bed and breakfast in Fort Lauderdale. Gigi's Resort is a unique Art Deco Florida hotel. (430 words)
Reflecting Gigi's fascination with the international world, guests come to this South Florida bed and breakfast by the beach from all parts of the United States, foreign lands near and far, and from all groups and cultures.
As they read and drink Gigi's wonderful morning coffee, guests typically lounge in the courtyard discussing politics, the arts, social and cultural news -- or simply what they did the night before and what their plans are for the day.
Gigi's unique definition of an all inclusive hotel is "friendliness to each and everyone and openness to difference and new ideas." Everyone is made to feel at home by Gigi, the host, who personally greets all guests on arrival.
Gigi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (215 words)
Gigi is a 1945 novel by the French writer Colette about a wealthy cultured man of fashion who discovers that he is in love with a young Parisian girl who is being groomed for a career as a grande cocotte, and eventually marries her.
Gigi (1973 play) - musical comedy play starring Alfred Drake, Daniel Massey, Agnes Moorehead, and Karin Wolfe.
The Broadway version of the play, adapted by Anita Loos, opened on November 24, 1951, starring little known actress Audrey Hepburn playing the lead character (the play ran for six months and led to Hepburn's American film debut in Roman Holiday).
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