DianeDeriaz

    French Trapeze artist and circus performer at the Pindar Circus.    
    She became friends with the whole Pablo Picasso /  Paul Eluard circle.
    She cracked her skull in a fall and retired from the circus.
 1940's was a girl friend of Paul Eluard.

    Later she was an Air France Hostess and loaned to Japan Air.
    Nicknamed Pucelle. (letters Lawrence Durrell to Henry Miller).

 1950 Jacques Audiberti? dedicated "Joan of Arc" to her (la poucelle).

 1953 Became mistress of Roland Penrose.
    Dec; at Farley Farm for Christmas  with Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, Lee Miller, 
   Roland Penrose, Antony Penrose, Dominique Eluard, Caroline Eluard, 
   Valentine Penrose, Timmie O'Brian, Terry O'Brian, Patsy Murray, 
   Paula Murray, James Dugan.

 1963 Portrait by Francoise Gilot (see Genet by Edmund White pg 509).

 1968 May 6th. From Lawrence Durrell - Henry Miller letters 1935 - 1980)
    ''see a lot of DD who is also friend of Miriam Cendrars -> (author Dau. of Blaise Cendrars).
    June 22 - waiting on visit from Diane Deriz.

 1970 Lonely Roads: Notes for an unwritten Book - Margaret McCall filmed for BBC/Bavarian 
    TV featuring Diane Deriaz, Blanco the Tramp and Lawrence Durrell.

 1980? travelled with Roland Penrose to France, America, Kenya, Sri Lanka.

 1984 visited Seychelles with Roland Penrose.

 1986? Film ->.

 1970 Lonely Roads: Notes for an unwritten Book - Margaret McCall filmed for BBC/Bavarian 
    TV featuring Diane Deriaz, Blanco the Tramp and Lawrence Durrell.

 1980? Travelled with Roland Penrose to France, America, Kenya, Sri Lanka.

 1984 Visited Seychelles with Roland Penrose.

 1986? Film ->.

 1988? Publication of La tete a Lenvers.

 1991? see Interview ->.

 Bibliography
   La Tete a Lenvers: Souvenirs D'une Trapeziste Chez Les Poetes -> (Paperback) (1988)
   with preface by Lawrence Durrell. 

   See IMDB -> and hommage ->.

   See Timeline