Cino Del Duca

Cino Del Duca (25 July 1899 - 24 May 1967) was an Italian-born businessman film producer and philanthropist who moved to France in 1923 where he made a fortune in the French publishing business. Born in Montedinove in the Province of Ascoli Piceno, Cino Del Duca played a major role in the French Resistance during the German occupation of France in World War II. His service to help liberate the country from the Nazis earned him the Croix de guerre. Del Duca began with a small printing shop in Paris and eventually expanded into various publishing businesses. After the War, he established the Franc Tireur in 1949 and the Paris-Journal in 1957. Two years later he merged the two as the morning tabloid Paris-Jour that proved successful in a highly competitive, and at the time, overly saturated, Paris newspaper market. (Time magazine, April 26, 1963.) He built a publishing empire in France anchored by a series of very successful magazines such as Nous Deux, Télé Poche, Modes de Paris, Les Editions mondiales and others.

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