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    (Wikipedia) - Paris Match For the Japanese musical group, see Paris Match (band). Paris Match Editor-in-chief Categories Frequency Publisher Total circulation (2006) Year founded First issue Country Language Website ISSN
    Olivier Royant
    Newsmagazine
    Weekly
    Hachette Filipacchi Médias
    684,056
    1949
    25 March 1949
    France
    French
    Paris Match
    0397-1635

    Paris Match (French pronunciation: ​) is a French weekly magazine. It covers major national and international news along with celebrity lifestyle features. It was founded in 1949 by the industrialist Jean Prouvost.

    In 1976 Daniel Filipacchi purchased the ailing Paris Match, and turned it into one of France''s most successful and influential magazines. The magazine is now part of Hachette Filipacchi Médias, which is itself owned by the Lagardère Group.

    On occasion, Paris Match has sold more than one million copies worldwide when covering major events such as the first flight by a French astronaut aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle in June 1985. Benoit Clair, a senior writer for Paris Match was the first journalist allowed to join the shuttle crew members from training until the departure for the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. A series of reports on the training was published in Paris Match on 22 April 1985, 17 June 1985 and 20 January 1986.

    In popular culture

    In Hergé''s Tintin adventure The Castafiore Emerald (1963), reporters from the imaginary "Paris-Flash" magazine (a clear spoof on Paris Match, with a similar logo) play a major role in the plot''s development. The magazine is satirized as sensationalist and inaccurate.

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