- (Elisabeth Sauvy-Tisseyre / 1897-1966, San Francisco, California, USA)The elder sister of Alfred Sauvy, the founder and first director of the French School of Demography, she was above all a journalist. From 1923 to 1939, she traveled around the world in an airplane (Mermoz was sometimes her pilot) and published her reports in Paris-Soir, Le Matin, L'Intransigeant, Le Petit Parisien, Lectures pour tous, and Vu. She co-founded with future filmmaker Carlo-Rim the magazine Jazz. During the occupation of France, she wrote in some collaborationist newspapers (La France au Travail; Les Nouveaux), and she had to be accountable to new French authorities after the liberation of France. She retired to San Francisco, where she died at age sixty-nine. She wrote novels (1925 La Bête cabrée, Editions du Monde Moderne; Voyage autour de ma Maîtresse, Flammarion) and told of her explorations in several books (1930 La Caravane des Morts, Editions des Portiques; 1934 Une Femme chez les Chasseurs de Têtes, Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Critique).Filmography◘ Indiens, nos Frères (documentary)◘ Promenade en Chine (documentary)
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