Lemoine, Randal and Ghislain de Marbaix. Monsieur Gontran, avril 1960-avril 1963. Paris: Julliard, 1968. 318 p.; 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; ill. dustjacket with text in white.

Ghislain de Marbaix co-owned the bar “L’Homme de Main” (1960-1962) – a favorite of the Situationist crew – alongside his companion Maryse Lucas. He was also a pimp. Monsieur Gontran offers us a glimpse into the life of a man who lived on the fringes of society, and whom Debord very much appreciated

Artus de Lavilleon, a contemporary artist and Maryse’s son, helped release a documentary entitled Les Enfants de la Societe du Spectacle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=FR&hl=fr&v=jJoAmRn7uwE&fmt=18

Artus also discusses the book here: http://www.artusdelavilleon.com/blog/2010/03/18-341-526-millions-de-visites/

Gonzalvez 234. Pictures courtesy of Gonzalvez.

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