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Last Wednesday I discovered that the August issue of 'Paris Selection' appears to be the last one for this year. Publication of this handy guide is to resume in January.

For the rest of the year I will be using other sources - but I cannot be 100 percent certain of their reliability. In fact, if there have been mistakes in past 'Coming Events' items, I would like to know about them, if you can take the time to write.

In the meantime, the PTO's fax number is 33-1 49 52 53 00. Several readers have reported that they have successfully made reservations by using it.

Since I do not feel like putting Paris' entire coming program here every week, you'll have to write to me if you have specific wishes for specific dates. I'll respond with what I have, but will not know how reliable the information may be.

A Few EventsCultural Posters

'Esprit de Suite: Six Graphistes, Six Lieux de Culture' is an exhibition of 120 posters created since 1990 by six studios, commissioned by six different cultural establishments in Paris and elsewhere in France.

To be seen at the Bibliothèque Nationale's Galerie Colbert, 2. rue Vivienne - 6. rue des Petits-Champs, Paris 2. Excepting Sundays, every day from 12:00 to 18:00; from Friday, 10. September until Saturday, 8. November. No entry charge. Catalogue, 30 francs. Info tel.: 01 47 03 81 10.

Photography - Fashion and Advertising

Beginning in the '50's and working closely with Kodak labs, Claude Ferrand has been pushing colors to extreme effects - in the service of clients such as Chanel, Mercedes, Air France, Guerlain, Kenzo and Dior. The images are famous even if the photographer himself is not. 50 prints of the photographer's creations are on view - in the same location at the same time as the posters mentioned above. The 150 pages catalogue is 150 francs, with 89 illustrations in color.


The monumental sculptures of Mark di Suvero go on display at various sites around Paris a week from today - starting next Monday, 15. September and they will remain on view until 16. November.

The sites are: Esplanade des Invalides, the Bibliothèque Nationale at Tolbiac, at the Lion Fountain at the Parc de la Villette, on the place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, at the Place Fontenoy in front of UNESCO and at Canal+ on the quai André Citroën.

23rd Festival of American Films at Deauville

Making movies is sort of a gamble so it is not strange for American producers to roll out their new offerings at this annual film festival, which began on Friday and runs through to Sunday, 14. September. If the audiences like the films, the producers can spend their joy in the casino.

I do not know if the general public can buy tickets to see the European premieres of these 30-odd new films, but TV viewers will certainly see clips from them during the coming week. The well-known French actress, Sophie Marceau is president of the international jury.

Metropole One Year Ago

Issue 1.29 - 9. September 1996 featured the count-down eiffel columns - Metropole Diary's 'Like a Tourist Brochure' and 'Au Bistro' had - 'Taxes and Danger for Rabbits.' The articles in the issue were 'Japanese Lessons in Paris' by Makiko Suzuki and 'Back to School in France - Chaos for 12.4 Million.' There were two 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week rounded off the issue.

The Tour Eiffel Countdown to 2000:
Only 844 days left to go.

Regards, Ric
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