January 1949

Poet and journalist in Paris

Since 1949 Franz Weber lived as a poet and writer in Paris. He wrote poetry and news with vibrant eloquence, along Simone Chevalier, French poet, he created the literary magazine “The voice of the poets”, and wrote remarkable interviews and portraits for German and Swiss magazines and newspapers.


He met all of the greatest fashion designers and stars at the time like Christian Dior, Marc Bohan, Pierre Cardin, Coco Chanel, André Courèges, Michèle Morgan, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Vadim, Jane Fonda, Charles Aznavour, Maurice Chevalier, Jacques Brel, Yves Montand, as well as artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, and big literates like Jean Cocteau, Eugène Ionesco, Georges Simenon and Sacha Guitry. The metropolis next to the Seine constituted Franz Weber’s universe.

Photo: Franz Weber interviewed numerous celebrities during his time in Paris, usually followed by beautiful friendships. Clockwise from top left: Farah Diba, Empress of Persia; Michèle Morgan, French actress; Josephine Baker, singer and entertainer; Jane Fonda, Hollywood star.