FRANCE: Les Telefilles

Ever since the brothels of France were closed by law after the war, amorous Frenchmen and tourists have had to make do with the makeshift arrangement of picking up a prostitute in a bar or on the street, and then retiring to the sort of small hostelry often referred to as a hotel de vingt minutes.

The system was much too crude to be Parisian, and Gabrielle Gaucher, 48, decided that the simplest solution was to introduce the call girl to France. Renting an office on Rue Laugier, not far from the Etoile,...

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