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(1955–1962)

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14 May 1955
Le musée de cire de Montréal
-Release date: May 14, 1955. Journalist Jean Ducharme visited the museum with its director, Gérard Lafortune.
 
7 Nov. 1955
Écolières moscovites
-Release date: November 7, 1955. In the fall of 1955, René Lévesque accompanied Minister of External Affairs Lester B. Pearson in Russia. With a CBC cameraman, he explores Moscow and observes the habits of its inhabitants. In this short interview, René Lévesque questions a young girl in French among a group of Russian schoolgirls. He asks her in a playful tone if she speaks French, her age and her name. Faced with the difficult task required, the young schoolgirls burst out laughing. The excerpt ends with images of Moscow passers-by.
 
9 Nov. 1955
Une aviatrice française passionnée de vol à voile
-Release date: November 9, 1955. In 1955, René Lévesque interviewed Anne-Marie Imbrecq, a French aviator and parachutist. While in Montreal (Canada), the young woman attended the International Congress of French-Speaking Journalists as a representative of the aeronautical press. Both a military and civilian pilot, she explained to René Lévesque why she had such an unusual vocation for a woman. The aviator also talks about her interest in gliding. She hopes to see the slopes where a Frenchman made the first glider flights in Canada.
 
15 Nov. 1955
La baguette du sourcier
-Release date: November 15, 1955. In November 1955, Judith Jasmin met a dowser in the studio who practiced radiesthesia, the art of searching for water or metal deposits with a rod. Henry of France, whose father is the inventor of the word radiesthesia, attributes to the capacity of intuition the indicator tremor of the wand towards the object sought. At the end of the interview, he explains how dowsers can also use a pendulum to try to discover water sources or lost objects.
 
21 Nov. 1955
Pearson au pays des Soviets
-Release date: November 21, 1955. In the middle of the Cold War, Canada tried to calm things down and, above all, develop markets by establishing cordial relations with the Soviet government. Nikita Khrushchev is the general secretary of the Communist Party, and therefore the senior leader of the Soviet empire. The conversation recorded by René Lévesque takes place during a reception at the Canadian Embassy in Moscow. Pearson is surrounded by the most important figures of the regime: Vyacheslav Molotov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lazar Kaganovich, member of the ...
 
29 Nov. 1955
Une nouvelle aile pour l'abbaye Saint-Benoît-du-lac
-Release date: 29 November 1955. From 1938 to 1941, the Benedictine community, established in the Eastern Townships, had a monastery built according to the plans of the French architect Dom Bellot. Fifteen years later, in 1955, the monks of the establishment, which became the abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac (Quebec, Canada), undertook expansion work. While visiting the abbey, journalist Jean Ducharme asked Father Gustave Dargis about the transformations that the buildings would undergo. Father Dargis showed him on a model the appearance of the new abbey hotel, the bell ...
 
14 Dec. 1955
Le cercle Jeanne Leber d'Ottawa
-Release date: December 14, 1955. In December 1955, René Lévesque met with the president of the Jeanne Le Ber Circle in Ottawa. The association, which brings together Francophone women who are passionate about crafts, then presents an exhibition at the Château Laurier. The president explains to the journalist the origin of the name of her group and describes its activities. She also told him about the importance that the Jeanne Le Ber circles in the Ottawa area attach to the survival of the French language.
 
11 Jan. 1956
La famille Lemelin
-Release date: 11 January 1956. In January 1956, Judith Jasmin met Roger Lemelin, the creator of 'The Plouffe Family', and his wife and four children. During the interview, Roger Lemelin described to the journalist the origin of her inspiration. The author claims to have imagined all the characters in his TV novel based on aspects of his own personality. It also indicates the importance for him to take up challenges and discusses his desire to write a play.
 
17 Jan. 1956
Le centenaire de Sainte-Victoire
-Release date: January 17, 1956. In Sainte-Victoire, near the city of Sorel (in Quebec, Canada), René Lévesque is meeting with a new century-old man, Mr. Daunais. The old man told the journalist that he had worked a lot in his life, but that he had never travelled. Father of 10 children, the century-old always smokes a pipe and says that the "Good Lord" has decided on his longevity. At the end of the interview, René Lévesque asks a few questions of Mr. Daunais' youngest son, Omer, and his grandson Paul, aged 5.
 
18 Jan. 1956
Georges-Henri Lévesque, la vocation des sciences sociales
-Release date: January 18, 1956. When Judith Jasmin met Father Georges-Henri Lévesque in 1956, he had just left his position as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Université Laval. The Dominican father was then entrusted with the management of Maison Montmorency, near Quebec City (Canada), an establishment dedicated to cultural, social and religious encounters.
 
24 Jan. 1956
Les vestes de cuir
-Release date: 24 January 1956. In January 1956, the North Eagles, a club of young motorcyclists, took part in Cardinal Léger's household chores at the Saint-Charles-Borromée Hospital in Montreal. Dressed in their leather jackets, the teenagers surrounded Judith Jasmin for an interview with Ti-Bi, the gang leader. The latter is concerned about correcting their bad reputation. He also talks to the journalist about the action film, 'The Wild One', featuring motorcyclists. At the end of the interview, the bikers grant Judith Jasmin a very special favour.
 
26 Jan. 1956
Bombardier, l'ingénieux
-Release date: 26 January 1956. The idea of a car that would travel on snow as well as on peat made its way into the mind of the young Joseph-A. Bombardier. At 15 years old, he built his first snowmobile model, but it was in 1937 that he patented his invention and marketed the famous B7 model. Guest of Jean Ducharme, Joseph-A. Bombardier looks back at the origins of this invention and the difficulty of travelling on the snow-covered trails of Quebec (Canada), closed during the winter.
 
26 Jan. 1956
Des toiles célèbres peintes à l'aiguille
-Release date: 26 January 1956. In the 1950s, Mrs. Fletcher, or Guita as she was called, made needlework reproductions of paintings by great masters, such as those of the painters Degas and Gauguin. In 1956, Judith Jasmin met with this Frenchwoman who had recently settled in Canada. Ms. Fletcher explains to the journalist what needle painting is, which covers a drawing drawn on a fabric. She also tells the story of the origin of her interest in embroidery and describes how she carries out her works, with the help of her artist husband.
 
11 May 1956
Le Monde du silence
-Release date: May 11, 1956. In 1955, Jacques Cousteau and Louis Malle made a major documentary film featuring underwater fauna.
 
6 Jun. 1956
La disparition des locomotives à vapeur
-Release date: June 6, 1956. In 1956, workers at the Angus plant in Montreal (Canada) demolished steam locomotives.
 
27 May 1958
Dali, l'extravagant génie
-Release date: May 27, 1958. Long and thin moustache, exorbitant gaze, Salvador Dali cultivates the extravagance of his character, flirting with provocation. A brilliant artist, a visionary, convinced that he is, in front of Picasso, the most famous painter in the world, Dali the talented is far from being consumed by humility. Fascinated by quantum physics, disaster theory, but also by dreams and the unconscious, he is a known and recognized creator. On May 27, 1958, he was Wilfrid Lemoine's guest on the 'Carrefour' show.
 
2 Jun. 1958
Rencontre avec Orson Welles
-Release date: June 2, 1958. In June 1958, Judith Jasmin met Orson Welles as part of the release of the film The Long, Hot Summer, in which the famous director played alongside Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. This interview for the Carrefour show shows us a well-prepared, humane and curious journalist. Whether she is facing the imposing Orson Welles, the Haitian leader François Duvalier or the young director of the New Wave, François Truffaut, Judith Jasmin asks her questions with ease.
 
27 May 1959
Les Quatre Cents Coups de Truffaut
-Release date: May 27, 1959. Judith Jasmin meets the director François Truffaut and the main character of her first film "Les Quatre Cents Coups", at the Cannes Film Festival (France) in 1959.
 
7 Oct. 1959
Familles de militaires canadiens en Europe
-Release date: October 7, 1959. In 1959, Andréanne Lafond and Raymond Charette produced a report on the soldiers who contributed Canada to NATO forces in Germany and France. During a stay in Europe, the two journalists collected testimonies from soldiers, officers and their wives. They visit, among others, an air captain and his wife, who have chosen to stay in Metz, among the French, rather than live in the permanent quarters of the Canadian army.
 
7 Dec. 1960
L'immigration russe en Occident
-Release date: December 7, 1960. Stanislas Wojciechowski, a Russian immigrant to New York, describes to journalist Jacques Languirand the three waves of Russian immigration in the first half of the 20th century. According to him, before 1917, immigrants were mainly attracted by the American industrial momentum. Then, in the years following the Bolshevik revolution and during the Second World War, the Russians settled in the West to escape the communist regime. At the end of the interview, Mr. Wojciechowski stated that "only the collapse of communism could save the ...
 

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