Thirteen years after the death of his father, filmmaker Gerard Oury, director Danièle Thompson has decided to turn the page of the family property of Saint-Tropez (Var): all the furniture will be scattered at auction on October 5 , announced the Artcurial auction house.
On sale by mutual agreement for its part, the villa "Les Oliviers" was built by Gerard Oury ("La Grande Vadrouille", "The Corniaud" ...) in the early 70s on the heights of the peninsula. island.
"Gérard Oury and Michèle Morgan lived there together, but always in separate apartments: Michèle Morgan on the ground floor, the filmmaker's apartments on the first floor," says Artcurial.
A chrome metal library chosen by Michèle Morgan, chairs designed by Pierre Paulin, and other furniture designed by the decorator François Catroux will be scattered, with estimates ranging from 500 to 6,000 euros. Two works by the Chinese artist Wang Du are estimated between 35,000 and 60,000 euros.
"+ The Corniaud + and + La Grande Vadrouille + have obviously changed everything in our lives." Until then, my father had always pulled the devil by the tail, and all of a sudden, he could live in a comfort that he did not even imagine, "says Danièle Thompson in a recent book on Gérard Oury," My father, the ace of ace "(Editions de La Martinière).
"His great happiness was to be able to buy land in Saint-Tropez at the beginning of the 70s and build this magnificent house that Michèle and him called + Les Oliviers +, the name of the restaurant that housed their first meeting," he added. she.
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