Artist Armistead Maupin

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Born in 1944 in Washington, Armistead Maupin is an American writer.

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After studying at the University of North Carolina, Armistead Maupin joined the U.S. Navy for a few months.

He then worked for the Associated Press, resigned and began writing a weekly series for the Pacific Sun. He was spotted by a journalist from the San Francisco Chronicle and this series was published in the pages of this newspaper under the title The San Francisco Chronicles in 1976. It now has 9 volumes.

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Cult! movies: 100 mythical places of cinema [French Edition]

Since the dawn of cinema, films have invaded the world and highlighted sometimes unexpected places. Every film location has its secrets. The latter are sometimes as exciting as the feature films themselves.

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