Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Médiathèque Jean-Pierre Melville

Médiathèque Jean-Pierre Melville, Bibliothèque Marguerite Durand, rue Nationale / rue de Tolbiac, quartier des Olympiades, Paris
Médiathèque Jean-Pierre Melville, Bibliothèque Marguerite Durand
Rue Nationale / rue de Tolbiac
Quartier des Olympiades, 13th arrondissement
Paris, July 2005

“Jean-Pierre Grumbach was born in 1917 in Paris, France, the son of Berthe and Jules Grumbach. His family were Alsatian Jews. After the fall of France in 1940 during World War II, Grumbach entered the French Resistance to oppose the German Nazis who occupied the country. He adopted the nom de guerre Melville, after the American author Herman Melville, a favorite of his. Melville fought in Operation Dragoon. When he returned from the war, he applied for a license to become an assistant director but was refused. Without this support, he decided to direct his films by his own means, and continued to use Melville as his stage name. He became an independent film-maker and owned his own studio.” (Jean-Pierre Melville, Wikipedia)

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