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MAURICE CHEVALIER

Maurice Chevalier, crooner par excellence and one of the biggest supporters of Expo 67, agreed to lend his image to an advertisement aimed at the American public. A few celebrities, such as Yuri Gagarin, James Mason and Olivia de Havilland, followed his example.

Mr. Chevalier was the star of the big show designed by Leon Leonidoff, Toutes voiles dehors, which took place on three stages, and featured performances by dancers and acrobats from various countries. Several thousand people watched the show presented at the Autostade for a month beginning on July 12. He also participated in many activities during his stay in Montreal. For example, on July 15, he gave the signal to start the waiters' race at Place des Nations that was won by a waiter from Toronto.

After Expo, he began his "80th birthday world tour", during which he visited the United States, Canada, Latin America, and some countries in Europe and Asia.



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