Marie-Laure Henriette Anne Bischoffsheim married, in 1923, Charles de Noailles, becoming therefore a major figure of Paris' high society. Significant art patrons, the Noailles possessed an impressive town-house decorated in an Art Deco style by Jean-Michel Frank and a contemporary cubist villa in the south of France, in Hyères, built by the architect, Robert Mallet-Stevens. The couple also sponsored various avant-garde (especially Surrealist) artists and projects such as Jean Cocteau's first film, Le Sang d'un Poète, in 1929 and Luis Bunuel's L'Age d'Or, in 1930 but also the musicians, Igor Stravinsky and Francis Poulenc. While the walls of their Parisian town house were adorned with the classic works of Eugène Delacroix, Antoine Watteau or Francisco de Goya, Marie-Laure de Noailles also bought the creations of Paul Klee, Max Ernst, Joan Miro and Jean Cocteau – a childhood friend she would be in love with throughout her life. In her late years, the patron also supported young popular singers such as Gilbert Bécaud and Johnny Hallyday admitting 'I am double. At the same time, Marie-Laure and the vicomtesse de Noailles'. The more she grew old, the more eccentric she became and, always aware of avant-garde revolutions, Marie-Laure de Noailles, in the fury of may 68, hurled to her chauffeur: 'Clément, to the Odéon!'