January 1949

Poet and Journalist in Paris

From 1949 Franz Weber lived in Paris as a poet and writer. He writes powerful poems and short stories, becomes co-founder and editor of the literary magazine “La voix des poètes” (“The voice of poets”) and writes remarkable interviews and portraits for German and Swiss magazines and newspapers.

He met all of the greatest fashion designers and celebrities 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 was Franz Weber’s world. Still.

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