Paulette Coquatrix

Paulette Coquatrix (born Clara Paulette Possicelsky, 26 April 1916 – 28 May 2018) was a French costume designer.

Paulette Coquatrix
Born
Clara Paulette Possicelsky

(1916-04-26)26 April 1916
Paris, France
Died28 May 2018(2018-05-28) (aged 102)
Paris, France
Resting placeCimetière du Père Lachaise
OccupationCostume designer
Spouse(s)Bruno Coquatrix (m. 19??-1979; his death); 1 child

BiographyEdit

At the beginning of the 1950s, she was a costume designer for the Comédie-Caumartin shows, directed by Bruno Coquatrix from 1952.[1]

In the early 1960s, her costume atelier went bankrupt and closed down after Josephine Baker failed to pay for the costumes she had ordered for her revue of Paris, mes amours.[2]

When her husband Bruno Coquatrix died in 1979, she inherited Olympia Hall in equal shares with her daughter Patricia. She entrusted the general direction to her nephew Jean-Michel Boris, who joined the company in 1954.[citation needed]

Under her ownership, the Olympia Hall was destructed and rebuilt identically a few meters away from its original location in 1997.[3][4] After Jean-Michel Boris was laid off from the Olympia by her daughter Patricia, tensions arose between Paulette and Patricia regarding the business management of the music hall.[5][6] Coquatrix sold the auditorium to the Vivendi group in August 2001.[7]

Paulette Coquatrix died on 28 May 2018 at the age of 102.[8]

PublicationsEdit

  • (in French) Les coulisses de ma mémoire. Grasset & Fasquelle. 1984. ISBN 2-246-31071-7
  • (in French) Mes noces d'or avec l'Olympia. Cator Astral. 17 November 2003. ISBN 978-2859204624[9]

AwardsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Clara Paulette Possicelsky married Bruno Coquatrix. She had 3 daguthers.[11] Her daughter Patricia was the artistic director of the Olympia until January 2002.[12] In November 2010, she inaugurated the newly-named street "rue Bruno Coquatrix" in Paris.[13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paulette Coquatrix - Auteur - Ressources de la Bibliothèque nationale de France". data.bnf.fr (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  2. ^ (in French) Dominique Chapuis, L'Olympia entonne l'air des profits, Lesechos.fr, 4 February 2004
  3. ^ (in French) L'Olympia mis en scène par des promoteurs . La reconstruction à l'identique de la salle est au coeur d'un vaste projet immobilier., Liberation.fr, 8 December 1995
  4. ^ (in French) L'olympia déménage, Lorientlejour.com, 15 April 1997
  5. ^ (in French) « Tout sauf Patricia Coquatrix ! », Leparisien.fr, 27 August 2001
  6. ^ (in French) La femme du jour Patricia Coquatrix, Humanite.fr, 1 February 2002
  7. ^ « Rachat de l'Olympia, cette fois c'est signé », Le Parisien, 17 octobre 2001
  8. ^ "Mort de Paulette Coquatrix, ancienne propriétaire de l'Olympia" (in French). Le Point. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  9. ^ (in French) Paulette Coquatrix à la librairie Ravy, Letelegramme.fr, 20 August 2002
  10. ^ "Ordre de la Legion D'Honneur Décret du 11 juillet 1997 portant promotion et nomination" (in French). 13 July 1997. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  11. ^ (in French) Paulette Coquatrix, entourée de ses filles Ima, Patricia et Françoise lors du cocktail privé à L'Olympia le 30 novembre 2010, Purepeople.com, 30 November 2010
  12. ^ "Patricia Coquatrix quitte l'Olympia". L'Obs (in French). 31 January 2002. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  13. ^ (in French) Une rue Bruno Coquatrix à Paris, près de l'Olympia, Lepoint.fr, 19 November 2011

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