Thursday, December 20, 2007

my grandfather the film-maker

The character of the dashing and glamorous Victor St-Remy in the book is based partly on my grandfather, Robert Masson, who was the heir to a fortune and a cameraman working with Pathe Films in Paris in the 1930s.

At top he is at the shoot of Melo, a 1932 film he worked on. He's the guy on the far right, with a moustache!

And at bottom he is with his grandmother, on whom Madame St-Remy is based, and their lovely Voisin car, in 1930.

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