The statue is still in the same place, Eugène Sue is watching me...

Remember, in a sketch that became famous, "The Telegram", Yves Montand dictated to the post office clerk the sentence: "The statue is always in the same place, Eugene Sue is watching me...".
There followed the following tasty dialogue:
- Eugène, like the name?
- Yes...
- What next?
- Sue... Eugene Sue
- Epelez....

The said statue really exists in La Colle-sur-Loup, the home town of Eugène Sue's family. It was sculpted by Théo Giordan, a local artist, for the centenary of Eugène Sue's death and inaugurated in 1954 by Simone Signoret who spent her vacations with Yves Montand in Saint-Paul de Vence, just opposite La Colle-sur-Loup...

 

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Le télégramme (Live à l'Olympia)

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