This monthly show (ended in the late 1990s.) allowed the French crooner (and actor) Eddy Mitchell to share with TV viewers his passion for American films from the 1950s and the 1960s. The very convincing setting of an old cinema (a real one too!), crowded with extras exclusively clothed with old fashion outfits, tended to make us believe we were getting back to 30 years earlier. "Monsieur Eddy" (as the old fashioned usherette of the show used to call him) presented 2 main features (the second one late at night in original version) punctuated by Tex Avery cartoons and old commercials in between. This was a excellent occasion to view good old westerns, costume films and sometimes, Sci Fi classics. Very popular, especially in the 1980s, this show also tried to put those old movies into perspective with historical anecdotes and biographical facts. A song by Mitchell was associated with the Show too. Let's translate it into "The Last Picture Show", which happened to be the title of this broadcast. As Cable developed during the 1990s, occasions to watch those kind of movies became more and more common. The concept, though very solid, got a bit less relevant as the years passed and around the end of the second decade, the very fondly remembered show stopped after having introduced Eddy Moine (Mitchell's own son) as a possible replacement. Funny to realize that Mitchell's nostalgia is now part of my own, considering I was a teenager when this show began. For me,"Monsieur Eddy" will always be remembered as the TV host more than the singer. I miss this show very much.
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