Photostory #477: Monique Leyrac, Canada's International Songstress
National Film Board of Canada
September 14, 1968
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
In Moscow, New York, Paris, Warsaw, Toronto, and other cities she has captured the emotions of widely diversified audiences with her songs of love and country. Her recordings are played by admirers listening to her vibrant voice on stereo high-fidelity in gracious mansions and by truck drivers dropping dimes into thumping juke-boxes in highway eating houses. She has become a vital part in a new vivacious Canadian identity, personifying specifically the verve and vigor of her native Quebec. Today, on an extended tour of parts of Africa and Europe (where she has been acclaimed in extremely fine fashion), Monique Leyrac, born Monique Tremblay in Canada's fabled Lake St. John district, now divides her time between Canada and her home in Vallee de Chevreuse, France - the homeland of her actor-producer husband, Jean Dalmain. Monique Leyrac, already applauded internationally, is certain to build success upon success in the future and become one of Canada's truly world-renowned contributions in the realm of popular entertainment.