Marianne Faithfull in Paris, 1965. Photo by Roger Kasparian.
If you happen to be in London make sure to head over to Snap Galleries. Until June 22nd they are exhibiting unseen photos by Roger Kasparian who photographed many French ye-ye personalities and other stars from the 1960s such as Françoise Hardy, Serge Gainsbourg or The Rolling Stones. For the first time ever these photos are on display, so don’t miss it! Above is a little teaser of the photos he took of Marianne. See the source for more shots of Marianne in Paris.
Someone sent me a fanmail - hence I can’t publish it - asking whether I knew anything about a biopic about Marianne Faithfull’s life. I’m not aware of anything current - and honestly I don’t think Marianne likes the idea - but in 2009 there was talks about how they had found a director for an “upcoming” film about her life based on “Faithfull” released in 1994.
However Marianne even then said she didn’t want much to do with the project or casting and obviously the film hasn’t gone into production so far, so I don’t think it’s going to happen. If you want to learn about Marianne’s life you can always watch “Dreaming My Dreams” a documentary released in 1999 or read one of her two autobiographies - the aforementioned “Faithfull” and its 2007 follow-up “Memories, Dreams and Reflections”.
I advise you not to read “As Tears Go By” written by Mark Hodkinson. It’s an unauthorised biography that originally came out one year before “Faithfull” and I’m aware that an updated version has been released recently. Marianne herself as well as many close friends and colleagues declined to be interviewed for the original book.
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Marianne Faithfull attending the launch party of the social network “A Small World” in Marrakech | May 11th 2013. Photos by Bill Farrell/BFAnyc.com.
Marianne Faithfull photographed by Bruce Weber for Vogue Italia, November 2003
Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger in Germany were Marianne filmed parts of “The Girl On A Motorcycle”, 1967. Photo by John Kelly.
Marianne Faithfull, 1979 [x]