If Memory Serves  -  Memoirs   (Sacha Guitry)
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If Memory Serves  -  Memoirs   (Sacha Guitry)
B1514. SACHA GUITRY. If Memory Serves - Memoirs. New York, Doubleday-Doran, 1936. 312pp. Illus.; DJ. Memoir of the French playwright and director who usually acted in his movies as well. He continued to make movies into the mid 1950s.


“Both popular and productive through the 1920s, Guitry was responsible for 124 plays (some written in less than three days), more than 30 films, and a heavy schedule of performances and appearances. In 1919 he married actress Yvonne Printemps, but it was his third marriage, to actress Jacqueline Delubac, in 1935, that encouraged Guitry to document his stage performances on film. He directed 33 movies, and married twice more. Guitry's career took a dark turn during the Nazi occupation. Upon the liberation of France, Guitry was among the first arrested, by a self-appointed militia, and was imprisoned for two months. True or not, those accusations clung to him. His career and reputation went into sharp decline after the war.”

- H. P. Casavant