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Thank heaven for little girls

for little girls get bigger every day!

Thank heaven for little girls

they grow up in the most delightful way!
Honoré Lachaille, singing the most famous number

A 1958 MGM movie musical based on the 1944 novella by Colette, Gigi was directed by Vincente Minnelli and written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, following their success on My Fair Lady. Starring Maurice Chevalier and Leslie Caron as the eponymous Gigi, the film won all nine of its Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, breaking the record set by Gone with the Wind. [1]

Gaston is a rich Parisian who wants to break from the traditions of his family. He finds refuge in his time with Gigi, a young girl raised by her aunt and grandmother to be a rich man's courtesan. For quite a while, the two see each other as siblings, nothing more. Over time, Gaston comes to the realization that Gigi has grown up. Can he really bear to take her as his mistress?

Not to be confused with Gigli.


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Notes

  1. Not counting the latter's two special awards.
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