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Following a falling out with the Canard enchaîné over the censorship of an article published in April 1947, Henri Jeanson took his alter-ego, Huguette ex-Micro, to Cinémonde in March 1948. There, she was promised freedom of expression (Idzkowski 1948). Huguette provided a regular column, « Parole d’honneur », throughout 1948, after which, she returned to the Canard. This column addressed a wide range of topics - from the alternative endings for films destined for the Canadian market to the Blum-Byrnes agreements ; from the cancellation of the Cannes Film Festival in 1948 to Franco-Italian rivalries and censorship - and frequently offered a rather heretical view of a number of ‘monstres sacrés’ (e.g. Anna Magnani, Jean Renoir, Charles Boyer). In all cases, Huguette’s witty style demonstrates all the independence of thought we would expect from Jeanson. This article offers a contextualisation of these ‘holidays’ that ‘Mlle Huguette’ spent at Cinémonde, and an analysis of Jeanson’s style and his original view of the world of cinema.
Author(s): Leahy S
Editor(s): Gwénaëlle Le Gras and Geneviève Sellier
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Cinémas et Cinéphilies populaires dans la France d'après-guerre, 1945-1958
Print publication date: 01/06/2015
Acceptance date: 18/12/2015
Publisher: Nouveau Monde
Place Published: Paris, France
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