Luciano Pavarotti and Nicoletta Mantovani, a love that overcomes all difficulties

13 August 2020 – 07:21

The great tenor met his future partner when she was just twenty-three. A kiss in Barbados gave the blow of thanks to his already troubled marriage

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The one between Luciano Pavarotti and Nicoletta Mantovani was a great love story, a very strong feeling capable of overcoming difficulties and prejudices. Born when the tenor was married to his first wife Adua Veroni, 34 years apart to amplify the scandal, the bond was at the center of half the world’s gossip. Yet the two spent many years side by side with each other, supporting each other even in the hardest moments, until the last days of the Master’s life, who passed away in 2007.

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“I went up behind and touched my bra.” Details of the story about a Perm teacher who was given 9 years for harassing a student

– It is difficult to build forecasts, but I believe in the best. I feel sorry for mom, she is very worried, it has been going on for more than a year, – said “KP» 49-year-old math teacher Valery Syropyatov and, with a sigh, he entered the courtroom.

On Monday in the Ordzhonikidze court Perm the teacher was sentenced under the article “Violent acts of a sexual nature”. The sentence is 9 years and 6 months in a maximum security colony.

“The girl begged the three”

This ugly story happened in March last year in a Perm school. According to the teacher, she looked like this:

– In the seventh grade, where the girl studied, I taught mathematics for the first year. In the first quarter, she deceived me, I believed and put the “troika”. But there must be an educational moment. I told her that now she will hand over all the work in the sequence in which they are studied. And until we get to the control for the third quarter, the final mark at her will not be!

On that day, March 27, several students came to the mathematician to take the “tails”.

“Everyone sat at their desks and did the work, and once again she decided to slip away,” the teacher continues. – I began to ask myself, said that her stomach ached, her head … I insisted: “Decide the control, get your” threefold “and you can step on all four sides. If it’s inconvenient for you to study in the classroom – the children are noisy – let’s go to another office. ” We left, she stood at the table and again began to whine. I sit at the table and tell her: “Go, decide!” The man does not leave, I waved. I am sitting, she is standing – where will i get? Here in the belt on the side with the back of the hand and hit. It turned out cotton. I admitted this, and was removed by the director from teaching in this class. I apologized and believed that the incident had been exhausted.

Soon, the information got into law enforcement. First, criminal proceedings were instituted for Art. Art. 135 of the Criminal Code RF “Depraved actions”, and after six months the investigations were re-qualified as more serious, Art. 132 “Violent acts of a sexual nature.”

At each meeting, teachers supported

To the court – at each hearing in the Valery case Syropyatova – a support group gathered: former graduates, colleagues, parents of students … 17 of them acted as witnesses from the defense. They all said that they could not believe the guilt of their beloved teacher. He does not smoke, does sports, organizes excursions around the Perm Territory and cities for children Of Russiaorganizes competitions in rogain, tourist trips, alloys, fees …

Despite all the kind words spoken to the defendant, the state prosecution requested 13 years of imprisonment for him.

Valery Syropyatov on the day the sentence was announced, we met near the courthouse. He was light, without things. As the teacher himself explained, he believed that the court would figure it out and justify it.

“I’ve already checked in, now I’ll take a little walk, breathe in fresh air, mentally tune in and go,” he explained before entering the courtroom.

Despite the fact that the process was closed, the journalists and the support group were allowed to announce the verdict.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask. And the former graduates and colleagues who were present at the announcement somehow immediately went down. Someone could not hold back tears.

– Do you understand the verdict and the procedure for appealing against it?

“Yes, your honor,” the convict answered calmly.

At that moment, three escorts entered the courtroom. Knowing the rules of staying in places of deprivation of liberty — the teacher spent three days in a pre-trial detention center while the investigation was under way — the teacher began to unfasten his belt in order to remove it, took money from his pockets, a cell phone and gave it to a relative. The guards locked handcuffs on his hands, and asked all those present to leave the courtroom.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask.Photo: Vasily Vakhrin

I closed and he pushed my hands away

– The criminal case was considered in closed court, so we can’t explain the details, you heard the verdict, the evidence that the prosecution presented to the court was enough to plead guilty to a particularly serious crime against the sexual integrity of a minor, therefore the sentence so big – said assistant to the prosecutor of the Ordzhonikidze district of Perm, Dmitry Shishkin. – And that slap, and the version that the defendant himself told everyone about, including in the media, is a way of protection.

As it became known to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” from a source familiar with the materials of the criminal case, one of the evidence presented in court was the correspondence of the seventh grader with his girlfriend in social networks. Late in the evening on the day of math retaking, the schoolgirl wrote to her close friend that she was at school, and the teacher took her to a separate office, put her at her desk, walked up behind and began to touch her bra.

“I sat at the table, he was at the back and was pawing me,” she wrote. – I tried to close my hands, and he pushed his hands and touched me by the chest.

Experts examined the girl for bruises and the only thing found on her body was a small scratch on her finger.

The accusation was also based on the words of the girl, her mother and friend. Investigators also found a video from school surveillance cameras, which shows how one of the schoolgirls told Valery Nikolaevich that she had passed the debt, and he leaned over and began to say in her ear that she was good. This was interpreted later as a kiss.

During the investigation, a forensic medical examination was carried out, the biological traces of the teacher on the things of the victim were not found. The teacher was also tested for a tendency to pedophilia, but the result was negative.

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“I went up behind and touched my bra.” Details of the story about a Perm teacher who was given 9 years for harassing a student

– It is difficult to build forecasts, but I believe in the best. I feel sorry for mom, she is very worried, it has been going on for more than a year, – said “KP» 49-year-old math teacher Valery Syropyatov and, with a sigh, he entered the courtroom.

On Monday in the Ordzhonikidze court Perm the teacher was sentenced under the article “Violent acts of a sexual nature”. The sentence is 9 years and 6 months in a maximum security colony.

“The girl begged the three”

This ugly story happened in March last year in a Perm school. According to the teacher, she looked like this:

– In the seventh grade, where the girl studied, I taught mathematics for the first year. In the first quarter, she deceived me, I believed and put the “troika”. But there must be an educational moment. I told her that now she will hand over all the work in the sequence in which they are studied. And until we get to the control for the third quarter, the final mark at her will not be!

On that day, March 27, several students came to the mathematician to take the “tails”.

“Everyone sat at their desks and did the work, and once again she decided to slip away,” the teacher continues. – I began to ask myself, said that her stomach ached, her head … I insisted: “Decide the control, get your” threefold “and you can step on all four sides. If it’s inconvenient for you to study in the classroom – the children are noisy – let’s go to another office. ” We left, she stood at the table and again began to whine. I sit at the table and tell her: “Go, decide!” The man does not leave, I waved. I am sitting, she is standing – where will i get? Here in the belt on the side with the back of the hand and hit. It turned out cotton. I admitted this, and was removed by the director from teaching in this class. I apologized and believed that the incident had been exhausted.

Soon, the information got into law enforcement. First, criminal proceedings were instituted for Art. Art. 135 of the Criminal Code RF “Depraved actions”, and after six months the investigations were re-qualified as more serious, Art. 132 “Violent acts of a sexual nature.”

At each meeting, teachers supported

To the court – at each hearing in the Valery case Syropyatova – a support group gathered: former graduates, colleagues, parents of students … 17 of them acted as witnesses from the defense. They all said that they could not believe the guilt of their beloved teacher. He does not smoke, does sports, organizes excursions around the Perm Territory and cities for children Of Russiaorganizes competitions in rogain, tourist trips, alloys, fees …

Despite all the kind words spoken to the defendant, the state prosecution requested 13 years of imprisonment for him.

Valery Syropyatov on the day the sentence was announced, we met near the courthouse. He was light, without things. As the teacher himself explained, he believed that the court would figure it out and justify it.

“I’ve already checked in, now I’ll take a little walk, breathe in fresh air, mentally tune in and go,” he explained before entering the courtroom.

Despite the fact that the process was closed, the journalists and the support group were allowed to announce the verdict.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask. And the former graduates and colleagues who were present at the announcement somehow immediately went down. Someone could not hold back tears.

– Do you understand the verdict and the procedure for appealing against it?

“Yes, your honor,” the convict answered calmly.

At that moment, three escorts entered the courtroom. Knowing the rules of staying in places of deprivation of liberty — the teacher spent three days in a pre-trial detention center while the investigation was under way — the teacher began to unfasten his belt in order to remove it, took money from his pockets, a cell phone and gave it to a relative. The guards locked handcuffs on his hands, and asked all those present to leave the courtroom.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask.Photo: Vasily Vakhrin

I closed and he pushed my hands away

– The criminal case was considered in closed court, so we can’t explain the details, you heard the verdict, the evidence that the prosecution presented to the court was enough to plead guilty to a particularly serious crime against the sexual integrity of a minor, therefore the sentence so big – said assistant to the prosecutor of the Ordzhonikidze district of Perm, Dmitry Shishkin. – And that slap, and the version that the defendant himself told everyone about, including in the media, is a way of protection.

As it became known to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” from a source familiar with the materials of the criminal case, one of the evidence presented in court was the correspondence of the seventh grader with his girlfriend in social networks. Late in the evening on the day of math retaking, the schoolgirl wrote to her close friend that she was at school, and the teacher took her to a separate office, put her at her desk, walked up behind and began to touch her bra.

“I sat at the table, he was at the back and was pawing me,” she wrote. – I tried to close my hands, and he pushed his hands and touched me by the chest.

Experts examined the girl for bruises and the only thing found on her body was a small scratch on her finger.

The accusation was also based on the words of the girl, her mother and friend. Investigators also found a video from school surveillance cameras, which shows how one of the schoolgirls told Valery Nikolaevich that she had passed the debt, and he leaned over and began to say in her ear that she was good. This was interpreted later as a kiss.

During the investigation, a forensic medical examination was carried out, the biological traces of the teacher on the things of the victim were not found. The teacher was also tested for a tendency to pedophilia, but the result was negative.

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“Sex scandal” in Perm: a math teacher shines 13 years for a slap on the priest of the seventh grader

In an interview with Komsomolka, the teacher told his version of events [видео] (More …)

In Perm, 17 graduates spoke at the trial in defense of a mathematics teacher who faces 13 years for a slap on the priest of a seventh grader

Among them were police officers and lawyers [видео] (More …)

“Having heard the verdict, he took off his belt.” In Perm, the teacher received 9 and a half years for a slap on the student’s priest

Valery Syropyatov was handcuffed in the courtroom (More …)

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“I went up behind and touched my bra.” Details of the story about a Perm teacher who was given 9 years for harassing a student

– It is difficult to build forecasts, but I believe in the best. I feel sorry for mom, she is very worried, it has been going on for more than a year, – said “KP» 49-year-old math teacher Valery Syropyatov and, with a sigh, he entered the courtroom.

On Monday in the Ordzhonikidze court Perm the teacher was sentenced under the article “Violent acts of a sexual nature”. The sentence is 9 years and 6 months in a maximum security colony.

“The girl begged the three”

This ugly story happened in March last year in a Perm school. According to the teacher, she looked like this:

– In the seventh grade, where the girl studied, I taught mathematics for the first year. In the first quarter, she deceived me, I believed and put the “troika”. But there must be an educational moment. I told her that now she will hand over all the work in the sequence in which they are studied. And until we get to the control for the third quarter, the final mark at her will not be!

On that day, March 27, several students came to the mathematician to take the “tails”.

“Everyone sat at their desks and did the work, and once again she decided to slip away,” the teacher continues. – I began to ask myself, said that her stomach ached, her head … I insisted: “Decide the control, get your” threefold “and you can step on all four sides. If it’s inconvenient for you to study in the classroom – the children are noisy – let’s go to another office. ” We left, she stood at the table and again began to whine. I sit at the table and tell her: “Go, decide!” The man does not leave, I waved. I am sitting, she is standing – where will i get? Here in the belt on the side with the back of the hand and hit. It turned out cotton. I admitted this, and was removed by the director from teaching in this class. I apologized and believed that the incident had been exhausted.

Soon, the information got into law enforcement. First, criminal proceedings were instituted for Art. Art. 135 of the Criminal Code RF “Depraved actions”, and after six months the investigations were re-qualified as more serious, Art. 132 “Violent acts of a sexual nature.”

At each meeting, teachers supported

To the court – at each hearing in the Valery case Syropyatova – a support group gathered: former graduates, colleagues, parents of students … 17 of them acted as witnesses from the defense. They all said that they could not believe the guilt of their beloved teacher. He does not smoke, does sports, organizes excursions around the Perm Territory and cities for children Of Russiaorganizes competitions in rogain, tourist trips, alloys, fees …

Despite all the kind words spoken to the defendant, the state prosecution requested 13 years of imprisonment for him.

Valery Syropyatov on the day the sentence was announced, we met near the courthouse. He was light, without things. As the teacher himself explained, he believed that the court would figure it out and justify it.

“I’ve already checked in, now I’ll take a little walk, breathe in fresh air, mentally tune in and go,” he explained before entering the courtroom.

Despite the fact that the process was closed, the journalists and the support group were allowed to announce the verdict.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask. And the former graduates and colleagues who were present at the announcement somehow immediately went down. Someone could not hold back tears.

– Do you understand the verdict and the procedure for appealing against it?

“Yes, your honor,” the convict answered calmly.

At that moment, three escorts entered the courtroom. Knowing the rules of staying in places of deprivation of liberty — the teacher spent three days in a pre-trial detention center while the investigation was under way — the teacher began to unfasten his belt in order to remove it, took money from his pockets, a cell phone and gave it to a relative. The guards locked handcuffs on his hands, and asked all those present to leave the courtroom.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask.Photo: Vasily Vakhrin

I closed and he pushed my hands away

– The criminal case was considered in closed court, so we can’t explain the details, you heard the verdict, the evidence that the prosecution presented to the court was enough to plead guilty to a particularly serious crime against the sexual integrity of a minor, therefore the sentence so big – said assistant to the prosecutor of the Ordzhonikidze district of Perm, Dmitry Shishkin. – And that slap, and the version that the defendant himself told everyone about, including in the media, is a way of protection.

As it became known to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” from a source familiar with the materials of the criminal case, one of the evidence presented in court was the correspondence of the seventh grader with his girlfriend in social networks. Late in the evening on the day of math retaking, the schoolgirl wrote to her close friend that she was at school, and the teacher took her to a separate office, put her at her desk, walked up behind and began to touch her bra.

“I sat at the table, he was at the back and was pawing me,” she wrote. – I tried to close my hands, and he pushed his hands and touched me by the chest.

Experts examined the girl for bruises and the only thing found on her body was a small scratch on her finger.

The accusation was also based on the words of the girl, her mother and friend. Investigators also found a video from school surveillance cameras, which shows how one of the schoolgirls told Valery Nikolaevich that she had passed the debt, and he leaned over and began to say in her ear that she was good. This was interpreted later as a kiss.

During the investigation, a forensic medical examination was carried out, the biological traces of the teacher on the things of the victim were not found. The teacher was also tested for a tendency to pedophilia, but the result was negative.

READ ALSO:

“Sex scandal” in Perm: a math teacher shines 13 years for a slap on the priest of the seventh grader

In an interview with Komsomolka, the teacher told his version of events [видео] (More …)

In Perm, 17 graduates spoke at the trial in defense of a mathematics teacher who faces 13 years for a slap on the priest of a seventh grader

Among them were police officers and lawyers [видео] (More …)

“Having heard the verdict, he took off his belt.” In Perm, the teacher received 9 and a half years for a slap on the student’s priest

Valery Syropyatov was handcuffed in the courtroom (More …)

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Nadezhda Babkina appeared in public after a serious illness

Nadezhda Babkina has been at home for 24 hours. The 70-year-old singer was discharged from the hospital, where she spent a month, on the eve of May Day. Nadezhda Georgievna decided to record a video for her fans, first introduced to the public after a serious illness.

Nadezhda Babkina left the hospital on April 30. The queen of Russian song was met by beloved Eugene Gore. Now the singer is at home, in a circle of relatives. All this time, while doctors fought for the artist’s life, the public sent health rays to their favorite. Ordinary Russians, friends of the star, as well as colleagues in show business did not hide that they prayed for Babkin.

The celebrity decided to appear before the public a few hours after discharge. She recorded a video in which she thanked everyone and called on to take care of herself and loved ones. Seems to be, Babkina not yet fully recovered from a serious illness. In the frame, she sits in an armchair. She is wearing a burgundy tracksuit.

“My dears, I am so glad that I can communicate with you and say the most sincere words of gratitude. Yes, I have passed the test. I don’t want to pass this to anyone. But who knows where this infection is and where it is attached to. You don’t have to find out “You just need to clearly follow the rules that were invented for us. My good ones, let’s take care of each other, understand, compassion and sympathy. The test is very difficult and difficult,” the vocalist addressed the subscribers.

The disease has changed Nadezhda Babkina

She noted that was able to get out thanks to folk love and prayers. “A terrible situation. But all the time I heard you call me, speak, support. I sincerely love you all, because my life is connected with you. I’m at home, recovering. I am grateful to the doctors who were always there,” added the artist. At the end of the appeal, she wished all health and sent a kiss.

Fans are very happy that their idol is finally at home. However, they note that the disease hit their pet hard.

“I’ve lost weight somehow. It seems that you’ve gotten very well,” “Do not be sick anymore. We were very worried about you!” , “Love you very much! “,” God, how poor I am, poor thing. Get better, please, “write excited followers.

Recall that Nadezhda Babkina was urgently hospitalized on April 1 in one of the capital’s clinics. The leader of the “Fashion sentence” was taken away from the apartment in the center Moscow in serious condition. Doctors diagnosed her with “bilateral pneumonia.” For a long time, the singer was in intensive care, she was introduced to a medical coma. After the singer regained consciousness, she ate through a special probe and breathed using a tracheostomy tube.

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Less people died from coronavirus than dies daily due to heart disease. But fast foods don’t get empty

Stop panic please. Infections have been and will be for a very long time companions of civilization.

From other infections, people are dying many, many times more than from coronavirus. The epidemic is already developing for several months, it seems that a new infection is not much worse than the flu, from which hundreds of thousands of people die every year. The number of victims of COVID-2019 is now about 5 thousand people.

You probably know people who do not want to vaccinate themselves and vaccinate their children against influenza, hepatitis, pneumococcus, meningococcus, rotavirus, measles. Or those who do not use condoms. Who does not wash his hands. Carefully look at the picture, this is what tens of thousands of people are now dying daily: tuberculosis, hepatitis B, HIV, rotavirus, meningitis, measles. Vaccination with existing vaccines would save many of them.

During the epidemic in China from coronavirus infection a little more than 3 thousand people died. Let me remind you that the epidemic is suspended there. As many in China die from heart disease every day.

No one cares: people continue to smoke, including electronic cigarettes. Continue to drink large quantities of vodka and eat junk food.

Want to be afraid of what death brings? Then you need not be afraid of the coronavirus, but of the crowns that customers of fast food put on themselves all over the world.

Do you shy away from sneezing? And at the same time, you calmly accept cute people who are coming to you in shopping centers to offer new electronic cigarettes. I assure you, on the conscience of every cigarette distributor there are more deaths than a sick Italian. You don’t care because you’re used to it.

Not to mention that they are accustomed to mass child deaths in Africa from malaria, hunger, dehydration.

Death will come for everyone, but living in a developed world, you can delay its arrival for decades.

For years you don’t want to do anything, take care of your body, and get crazy when a new threat arises. Here you put on masks and look for miraculous medicines (no, antivirals do not help, so far – none of the existing ones), you want to protect yourself, right now. Regular kisses to “clip consciousness” – is not your case? And try to think not only about today’s “terrible epidemic”, but about how to deal with new ones that will definitely be.

You try to “buy off” from daily care of your body, as a father who abandoned his family once a year buys the most expensive toy for children. Wow! They remembered that the world is filled with risk factors for death!

Stop the tantrum. Wash your hands; do not go sick to work. Let me remind you that a dramatic decrease in the death rate from infections occurred at the very beginning of the 20th century precisely because people began to adhere to the principles of hygiene. This played no less role than vaccines and antibiotics.

Where did the coronavirus come from.In the wet market, where the coronavirus broke out, visitors were treated to raw bats …

Finally, get standard vaccinations against infections. Everything that is on schedule. Children and the elderly. Weak?

Once again, rejoice that you live in a developed world. Infections were, are and will be. Yes, mortality from coronavirus will increase, yes, it will stay with us.

In a few years, a new viral infection will come, again there will be a panic and a collapse of the ruble. And people will continue to die en masse from other causes.

We can fight infections better and better. Another epidemic is a good reason to equip intensive care units, train doctors and open normal infectious diseases departments. Or at least to carry out water supply and sewerage in them, not all are equipped if you did not know. We are very lucky that the virus is so “sluggish.”

The great power of art will save Italy, everything will work out in a few weeks.

Panic is now doing more harm to the global economy than coronavirus. So spread the message among tenants your housing office. Let’s form the “immune layer”, the layer of adequacy.

And please follow the recommendations RospotrebnadzorDepartment of Health Moscow and Ministry of Health. They are correct and timely. Calm down to quarantine.

Coronavirus: only without hands !.With a slight movement, the handshake turns into a handshake! And from kisses and hugs have to abstain. Coronavirus changes age-old habits. But WHO recalls: the main thing is to wash your hands!

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‘Don’t, Kiss’, by Fabio Liberti, is suspended in dFERIA by the coronavirus

The piece ‘Don’t, Kiss’ by the company of the Italian choreographer Fabio Liberti, included in the show by various dance companies ‘Eszena dantz’ that this Tuesday was going to offer the Performing Arts Fair of San Sebastián dFERIA in its XXVI edition, has been suspended because of “impossibility of the travel company”, as reported by Donostia Kultura. The Italian Government decreed over the weekend the isolation of 16 million people in Lombardy to contain the programming of the coronavirus.

This work was scheduled for this Tuesday, the second day of the dFERIA, held until Thursday in Donostia with ‘La Pasión’ as the thematic axis. ‘Don’t, Kiss’ was part of the show ‘Eszena dantz’, scheduled at 13.35 and 16.30 in the Victoria Eugenia Club room, next to ‘Reverso’ in charge of the dance duo formed by Víctor Fernández and Igor Calonge and ‘Fight’ by Lasala. On Tuesday, Sharon Fridman’s ‘Dose of Paradise’ dance show in Gazteszena can also be seen at 11.30.

In addition, Júlia Godino and Alexa Moya de Llego Tarde will represent ‘Picnic on the moon’ on a picnic too beautiful to be real. In Tabakalera at 4.30 pm Marga Altolaguirre Produkzioak will premiere the multidisciplinary show ‘Pantheon’ about the story of a woman who makes a journey through her shadow.

At half past six in the afternoon Tanttaka Teatroa will perform the play ‘Leave your message after the signal’, a story in the voices of four women unable to face their problems face to face. In the Victoria Eugenia Theater, the Marco Vargas and Chloé Brûlé Company will offer the dance show ‘The Celestial Bodies. Choral score in seven movements’, starting at eight in the afternoon.

‘The celestial bodies’ raises a reflection on the place of each person and their relationship with the other from a unitary and organic conception of the universe where everything connects. This second day will end with the monologue ‘Coneja’ by Esperanza Pedreño at Convent Garden at 11:30 pm.

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Helen Scott, New Wave ferryman

August 1965, to Helen Scott, who has just made the acquaintance of Rossellini and has completely returned, even if as usual she jokes, François Truffaut writes: “The truth is that I fall in love with people through movies, while you are the opposite.” Another random letter. Truffaut, in 1968, while he was waiting for the Reunion team the Mississippi Mermaid : “Dear Scott, write to me at the typewriter, the sooner the better and the longer because I have nothing to read. I kiss you as I love you and I send you my best hitch-rascal looks. ”

Who is Helen Scott, apart from the interpreter of the famous Hitchcock-Truffaut interviews in 1962? In the Correspondence by François Truffaut, edited at Hatier by Gilles Jacob in 1988, four years after the filmmaker’s death, the letters he addressed to him stood out and formed a whole apart: with her, Truffaut was voluble, confident, natural and playful . The book is dedicated to the memory of Helen Scott. The American Friend : this is the title chosen by Serge Toubiana, former director of the Cinémathèque to evoke the one who dedicated her life to helping and loving her “Darling truffle”, from their meeting in New York in 1960.

Volcanic

In January, that year, he will be 28 years old, and has just finished filming Shoot the pianist. His first movie, the four hundred Blows, prize for directing at Cannes in 1959, was released in the United States. Truffaut comes to the invitation of the Critics’ Circle to receive the prize for the best foreign film. He does not speak English, and will never speak it. Scott is bilingual, she lived in France between 8 and 17 years old, and has kept, in addition to the use of the language, a nostalgia for all that is French. She is 45 years old. After a decade of hassle, blacklisted because of her communist engagement, harassed by the FBI, she has finally found a job that suits her. She directs public relations at the French Film Bureau in New York. She promotes the young representative of the New Wave (before placing herself in the service of others, Godard, Resnais, etc.), accompanies him everywhere, and in particular makes him meet Lillian Ross, influential critic of the New Yorker. Cultured woman Helen Scott preferred music to movies. With Truffaut, she begins to see films differently. It is no exaggeration to say that she has found meaning in her life. Twenty-four years of intimacy ensued, with some volcanic episodes that Toubiana lets us glimpse. To really appreciate their relationship, the complete cross-correspondence of these two remarkable letter-writers should be published.

Helen Scott was born Helen Reswick in 1915 to Jewish parents. His father is a Ukrainian who arrived in America in 1904. Seduced by the revolution of 1917, he set out again in 1922, as press correspondent in Moscow, and settled woman and children in Nice, then in Paris, halfway between the United States. United and the USSR, whose political development he actively follows. “It was only after the death of my father that I realized that he was right to insist by saying that Stalin was a murderer, a heresy for which I refused to speak to him for fifteen years” (letter to Truffaut in 1981).

“Our only common point is our rotten childhood and our lamentable adolescence” (letter to Scott one day after a falling out). Helen Reswick is a rebellious child who leaves school at 14. Returning to the United States in 1932, she worked for a workers’ union. Was it, in 1940, a Soviet agent? It’s possible. Until 1943 she was the collaborator of Geneviève Tabouis, a renowned journalist who was not unanimous among the Gaullists in New York, but who created a weekly in the service of Free France. Helen Reswick married in 1941 to acquire the name Scott. In 1943, still on the side of free France, Helen Scott embarked on the adventure of Radio Brazzaville. In 1945 she was press secretary in Nuremberg, then she joined the UN, from where she was fired in 1948 because of her communist activities. She loses her passport.

Amphetamines

Helen Scott did not have an easy life, and Truffaut was generous with her. Scott: “Despite the difference in age and ideas, and knowing nothing of my past, you” recognized “me and I was very touched by it.” Self-denigrating (what Toubiana calls her “lucidity”), she said she filled her “Role of slave to the satisfaction of all my masters”. Truffaut: “But to work so much for others should not make you lose sight of the fact that you are a great spirit […]. ” Scott is bulimic, hypertensive, addicted to amphetamines. Toubiana, who is neither a novelist nor a psychologist, insists on her physique. “Helen was small, fat”, remembers a UN colleague. “It was big and scared people a little”, says the successor to the French Film Office in 1965, when Scott left to watch the filming of Fahrenheit 451, before settling down definitively in Paris.

The American Friend is full of stories about films, those that are made, those that could have been made and succulent, tender and nasty portraits of Jacques Demy, Roman Polanski, Elie Wiesel. Truffaut is right: Scott has talent. Once in Paris, she receives visiting Americans, continues to play go-between, becomes interested in Milos Forman, becomes friends with Claude Berri and producer Jean-Pierre Rassam. Pressed to write her autobiography, she says she’s losing her memory. Truffaut died at 52 years of age, October 21, 1984. Scott was found dead at home, at 72 years of age, October 20, 1987. At the time of “Hitchbook”, she summed up their duo: “I may have been born to complement you. (Let the others compliment you!) “


Claire Devarrieux

Serge Toubiana

The American Friend

Stock, 346 pp., 20 €.

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KISS Building Rock & Brews Biloxi Casino Resort

KISS Building Rock & Brews Biloxi Casino Resort

KISS is partnering with a development team to build a $ 200 million resort in Biloxi, Mississippi, reports Devin O’Connor of Casino.org – the world’s online gaming authority since 1995.

Nearly a year ago, the RAM Group, an Arizona-based gaming and hospitality company, acquired the 10.1-acre site of the closed Margaritaville Casino Biloxi. The 68,000-square-foot venue was closed in 2014 in a dispute between the casino operator and the owner that led to the construction of a hotel.

Now, RAM says he is bringing KISS to turn the empty building into a rock’n’roll-themed casino destination. RAM spokesman Tom Moore said the project is called Rock & Brews Casino, named after KISS’s Rock & Brews restaurant chain.

The plans include a 300-room hotel. The casino will feature over 1,000 slot machines and several dozen table games. Together with the hotel and casino, the resort will house a 3,000-seat concert venue and KISS and other rock’n’roll memorabilia.

Learn more in this location.

The next dates of the KISS tour are listed.

March
2 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Arena (formerly Rabobank Arena)
4 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
6 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
9 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
10 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
12 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
14 – Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
15 – Biloxi, MS – Coliseum of the Mississippi coast

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