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RIP Jean-Jacques Pauvert (1926 – 2014)

Hollywood Babylon (Nigel Finch documentary)

French publisher Jean-Jacques Pauvert first came to my attention as the publisher of Hollywood Babylon, published by Pauvert in 1959.

Over at my Tumblr microblog I’ve posted[1] Jayne Mansfield’s décolleté on the cover of that book.

Pauvert was also the first publisher of the works of Marquis de Sade, which had not been published for a long time.

This led to an obscenity trial.

Above is Nigel Finch‘s documentary based on Hollywood Babylon.

Pauvert is in my canon.