FRANCE: Gigolos

The solace of many a dowager at Paris is the ubiquitous gigolo, a male who lurks in smart dancing places and is ready, for a modest tip, to offer gallantries to ladies whose age or ugliness induces them to buy what others can command.

Last fortnight M. le Prefect of Paris Police Jean Chiappe released an interesting survey of the life of the gigolo based upon police investigation.

Points: i) The earnings in tips per gigolo per night generally range between 70 francs ($2.80) and 200 francs ($8.00); 2) A large percentage...

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