Jean Cocteau Quotes

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" During the Nazi occupation of France Cocteau's friend Arno Breker convinced him that Adolf Hitler was a pacifist and patron of the arts with France's best interests in mind. Russian choreographer Sergei Diaghilev persuaded Cocteau to write a scenario for a ballet which resulted in Parade in 1917. Poetry
1909 La Lampe d'Aladin
1910 Le Prince frivole
1912 La Danse de Sophocle
1919 Ode à Picasso – Le Cap de Bonne-Espérance
1920 Escale.

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ kɔkto]; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet novelist dramatist designer playwright artist and filmmaker. His circle of associates friends and lovers included Kenneth Anger Pablo Picasso Jean Hugo Jean Marais Henri Bernstein Yul Brynner Marlene Dietrich Coco Chanel Erik Satie Igor Stravinsky María Félix Édith Piaf and Raymond Radiguet.