"It is the unique power of cinema to allow a great many people to dream the same dream together and to present illusions to us as if it were strict reality. It is, in short, an admirable vehicle for poetry. My film is nothing other than a striptease act, gradually peeling away my body to reveal my naked soul."

Jean Cocteau (July 5, 1889 –- October 11, 1963)


"Everyone adored Cocteau. I knew right away that he was to be the love of my life."- Jean Marais

Jean Cocteau and Jean Marais on the set of Beauty and the Beast.

"Everyone adored Cocteau. I knew right away that he was to be the love of my life."
- Jean Marais

Jean Cocteau and Jean Marais on the set of Beauty and the Beast.