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MILLAUD (ARTHUR PAUL DAVID), ALBERT:

French journalist and playwright; born at Paris in 1836; died there Oct. 22, 1892; son of Moïse Millaud. When only eighteen years of age he published a volume of poems which met with considerable success. In 1869 he joined the staff of the "Figaro," for which he originated the style of feuilletonism which it has since adopted. To the "Figaro" he contributed a number of witty and sarcastic poems and sketches, published under the pseudonyms "Baron Grimm" and "La Bruyère." Later these were published collectively under the title "Petite Némesis."

For the stage Millaud wrote, often in collaboration with others, a great number of excellent pieces, mostly in a sarcastic vein, the leading rôles of which were played generally by Madame Judic. Of these plays the following may be mentioned: "Madame l'Archiduc" (1874); "Niniche" (1878); "La Femme à Papa" (1879); "Lili" (1882); "Mam'zelle Nitouche" (1883); "Le Remords d'Anatole" (1885). In his younger days Millaud, together with Abel Auerbach, founded the "Revue de Poche," and later the "Gazette de Hollande," but neither of these ventures proved successful.

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. Jan. 9, 1885;
  • Nouveau Larousse Illustré.
S. F. C.
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