An American In Paris

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An American in Paris

Once upon a time there was an American man named Jerry Mulligan who lived in Paris. When he was discharged from the army he decided to become a painter and continue to live in Paris so he could just paint and study art. Paris is a place that a painter or artist is inspired. This is why Jerry loves it so much. Jerry lives 2 floors above a café in a little cramped apartment. But he is not complaining, he is lighthearted and fun. Jerry is popular with the children on the block because he gives them American Bubble Gum. Adam Cook is one of Jerry's very good friends in Paris. He is currently unemployed and keeps winning scholarships to stay overseas. Though, he is not doing much with any of them.

Adam works at a bistro down the street playing piano for Henri. Henri shows Jerry a picture of his young girlfriend. As he is describing his girlfriend Jerry imagines five different personality of young Lise. Jerry works in Montmartre selling his paintings on the street. He has a hard time with criticism though. One of his first customers we see he tells to "move on" because she is critical of his work. Jerry is fortunate to have Milo pass his way. A wealthy American woman takes a liking to Jerry and offers to buy two of his pieces. He travels with her in a chauffeured car to her hotel so she can be paid. Her parents are suntan oil founders and she is the heiress to their fortune. She takes an immediate liking to Jerry and invites him back to a small party later that evening. She tells him to have her driver take him home.

Later when Jerry arrives at the "party" he admires Milo's dress and wonders about the other party-goers because so far it is only to two of them. Milo said that they are the party. Jerry is not the type of guy that wants to be someone's escort. He offers to return the money and suggests that she find some other man to do this for her. She tells him that she is more interested in his work than him. She wants to help him make it big and introduce him to important art dealers and such. While at a club he has a chance encounter with the infamous Lise.
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