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Pierre Dac. On the other hand

80 min visit

Paris
Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
15 Oct → 18 Feb 2021
From Wed to Fri from 11 am to 6 pm. Sat & Sun from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Tue.

« Does the schmilblick mean anything to you?  »

You know, the object with the Yiddish name "which is absolutely useless and therefore can be used for anything" that everyone knows... And that crazy presentation that was on television, the biglotron? These are the burlesque inventions of Pierre Dac! It is the very first time that an exhibition is dedicated to him. Besides, one wonders why when one sees all that he could tell. The mahJ reveals an avant-garde character through a most singular musical and literary career. Discover, through 250 unpublished archival documents, the maestro of French humor and absurdity. From the 30s to the 70s, Pierre Dac is THE humorous reference in France. He first became known through his songs, sketches and especially his "thoughts". The success is immediate! He produces the first comedy shows for the radio, such as the soap opera Signé Furax which he founds, and which turns out to be the most listened to series in the history of radio! Coming from a Jewish family from Alsace, Pierre Dac enlisted during the First World War to return Alsace-Lorraine to France. A first-class Resistance fighter, he joined Free France in 1943. Then began a word war on the radio with humor and madness!

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