All rights reserved. People were so shocked when they heard it. “When he was not on alcohol, he was very nice, almost like a little boy,” she says. That's why he said, "Nor do I.”, MISS AMERICA BESS MYERSON’S DAUGHTER REFLECTS ON GROWING UP WITH BEAUTY QUEEN: ‘SHE CAST A VERY LARGE SHADOW’, Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg. This apartment and the Rue de Verneuil house, five blocks away, are not the “art-directed” palaces that pass for bohemian in today’s shelter magazines; this is the real thing. To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. Fox News: Even though your relationship with Serge ultimately came to an end, he continued to write songs for you. Even if you play Serge’s songs in the middle of Africa, where nobody understands the words, they’ll be caught. Georges V/Four Seasons Hotel, Paris, May 23, 2007: Bambou, Gainsbourg’s paramour for the last decade of his life, arrives with Lulu (né Lucien), their now 21-year-old son. There is a collection of majolica pottery, a huge flat-screen TV, and everywhere you look, there are books—lining the shelves in her bedroom and study. I thought by the time I’d grown up and gotten off drugs that there’d be a time when I’d work with him again. “So Serge wanted black on his walls, but he wanted it to be felt, the special felt that was used for policemen’s trousers. In fact, it was more fun being his friend and seeing the love that he had for [my] daughters. Johnny Hallyday goes and lives in Switzerland so not to pay taxes, but Gainsbourg didn’t give a damn. It was racing green, he had no driver’s license (he said, “You cannot drink and drive and I have chosen”), and after using the vehicle a few times to have someone drive them up and down the Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré and go to a party at the Rothschilds, he put it in a garage, where he would occasionally visit it, sit inside, and have a smoke. One can imagine how stylish, even decadent this all must have seemed Vanity Fair may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. So he kept their collaboration hidden away in a drawer. Thu, Sep 24 And Philippe Lerichomme, who is my artistic director said, "Why don't you try and read Serge's words without the music?" There is the room Jane Birkin called her “boudoir” and what Serge called “La Chambre de Poupée” (the doll room) after Jane left him, in 1980. He was the most emotional man I've ever known. His older sister, Jacqueline Ginsburg, 81, still lives in the apartment on Avenue Bugeaud she lived in with her brother, his twin sister, Liliane, and their parents, who escaped czarist Russia in 1919.