le miroir de l'information

Paris: Les Editions du Presse du Miroir, 1962, 1964. Four issues of "le miroir de l'information" (roughly, "Mirror of Information"), a Parisian periodical published for press relations, including coverage on the press itself, radio, film, television, and other various media.

Little is documented on "le miroir," with only a few held in institutions and libraries. The magazine seemingly focused on collecting various bulletins regarding contemporary press topics, like relations between the press and its journalists, presumably distributed to regional theaters, television and radio studios, film companies like Cinedis, and others. Often featured were full-page ads for other press-related publications, books, films, photography studios, women's magazines, even Reader's Digest.

Included are issues for April 20, 1962 (No. 227, Jean Cocteau on front wrapper to commemorate the opening of La Belle Jardiniere department stores), May 4, 1962 (No. 229, Rapho front wrapper photo), July 2, 1964 (No. 338, Monte Carlo feature, French publicity organization pamphlet laid in), and July 9, 1964 (Nylfrance front wrapper photo, international film festival pamphlet laid in).

All issues saddle-stapled in monochrome photo-illustrated wrappers, high-quality stock, varying between 38 and 58 pages, 8.5 x 11.5 inches. Near Fine overall. Scarce.

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