I remember watching this as a child and loving both the story and the music. The story is about the life and loves of famous artist, Julien Mistral taking us from his early days as a struggling artist in Paris, marriage to Lee Remick's wealthy & influential heiress (who devotes her life to promoting his career), right up to his death, by which time his work supposedly rivals that of Picasso & Matisse. The story has actually aged quite well - Stacey Keach is excellent as the self-obsessed Julien Mistral, Stephanie Powers and Lee Remick are also very good, although I had a hard time being convinced by the formers attempt to portray Mistral's young and naive muse at the beginning of the story (tough to pretend to be 18 when you're approaching 40!). Despite understanding his attractiveness to women, it is hard to have any sympathy for a character like Mistral who spends most of his life entirely focused on himself and his work with little compassion for those in his life, using his wife and essentially ignoring his own legitimate daughter. When he finally meets Teddie, who is to be the love of his life and bear him the daughter that the title refers to, it almost seems inevitable that, after such a selfish life, he is to tragically lose the one person who he can care for more than himself. It is only when Fauve, his daughter with Teddie, comes back into his life that we see this side of him reemerge, although one can't help but feel that his adoration partly stems from his desire to mould her into everything he thinks she could and should be - a replica of himself.