Cast & Crew
Vividly filmed kitsch from the pen of Judith Krantz -- in the tradition of "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" -- as adapted by Rosemary Anne Sisson (one of the creator of "Upstairs, Downstairs") and Terence Feely, with directing chores split between Douglas Hickox and Kevin Connor. In the eight-hour miniseries (originally scheduled for only seven), beginning in the 1920s, Stacy Keach is the self-centered French painter to whom three generations of women give their love -- the naive American girl in Paris (Stefanie Powers) who becomes famous after he paints her and then dumps her for wealthy American patron, Lee Remick; the subsequently successful model agency head Powers' daughter, who becomes his mistress; and their illegitimate daughter, played by newcomer Philippine Leroy Beaulieu (in the title role). Hickox directed the first four hours, from the '20s to World War II; Connor took the story to the present.
Rosemary Anne Sisson
Aired in United States September 24, 1984
Aired in United States September 25, 1984
Aired in United States September 26, 1984
Released in United States on Video November 12, 1987
Filmed on location in France and SFP Studios, Joinville.