La Vie Parisienne the Parisian life was a French weekly magazine founded in Paris in and was published without interruption until It was popular at the start of the 20th century. Originally it covered novels, sports, theater, music and the arts. In the magazine changed hands and the new editor Charles Saglio changed its format to suit the modern reader. During World War I , General Pershing personally warned American servicemen against purchasing the magazine, which boosted its popularity in the United States.
Critique du film C'est la vie parisienne - AlloCiné
This work was Offenbach's first full-length piece to portray contemporary Parisian life, unlike his earlier period pieces and mythological subjects. It became one of Offenbach's most popular operettas. These two pieces presage the libretto of La vie parisienne which can be dated from late Two Parisian dandies, Bobinet and Gardefeu are waiting for the train from Rambouillet , but avoid each other while they walk around. She arrives with a third man and pretends not to recognize the two previous lovers. Her rejection reunites the two friends and they vow to seek a better class of mistress "Elles sont tristes, les marquises". While wondering how he will achieve this Gardefeu sees his former servant Joseph, now a tourist guide.