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Maurice Chevalier’s Boater Hat
Boater hat 2

Origin

Maurice Chevalier

Type

Boater Hat

Effects

Impromptu biographical songs about any guest

Downsides

Accusations of collusion

Activation

Wearing by a French speaker

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Dionysus-336

Aisle

Barras-2673

Shelf

920535-4826-584

Date of Collection

May 15, 1977

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OriginEdit

Maurice Chevalier was the epitome of the Parisian cabaret singer - tuxedo, accent and swagger galore. Rising from poverty and old war wounds, Chevalier launched himself on scene with the advent of musicals. Signature songs including Valentine, Louise and Mimi called back to firsthand experiences making love with romantic verse for the Americans, and a bit naughtier terms for his fellow Frenchmen.

Alas, Chevalier performed in POW camps during the occupation and was labelled a collaborator, even though his efforts rescued families and soldiers. The American public continually rejected his works and visa application, but he retained a strong following in France. One of his later films, Gigi, impressed audiences so much he received an Academy Honorary Award and regained his recognition as a professional performer.

EffectsEdit

Allows French speakers to suddenly string together the right lyrics about any person they adore or appreciate. Each song will accurately reflect the subject’s life story, filled with wit and a sprinkling of double entendres for good measure.

However, strangers who recognize the user only will accuse the wearer of some form of complicity with unsavory people. Normally, the mudslinging campaigns focus on past mistake and conflates its magnitude rather than stressing actual crimes.

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