Pierre La Mure

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Pierre La Mure (15 June 1909 - 28 December 1976) was a French author.

La Mure was born in Nice, in department Alpes-Maritimes. He published the 1950 novel Moulin Rouge about the life of the French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. This book was the basis of the classic 1952 movie of the same name.[1] La Mure also produced the book Beyond Desire about the life of Cécile and Felix Mendelssohn[2] and the biographical novel Claire de Lune on the life and struggles of French composer Claude Debussy, published during 1962.[3] He died in California, USA, aged 67.


  • Le Roi de la Nuit. John D. Rockefeller (1937)
  • Gongs in the Night, Reaching the Tribes of French Indo-China (1943)
  • Moulin Rouge, a novel based on the life of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (American edition 1950)
  • Beyond Desire, a novel based on the life of Felix and Cécile Mendelssohn (1955), ISBN 0-87140-206-8 (unrelated to the film of the same name)
  • Clair de lune, a novel about Claude Debussy (1962)
  • The private life of Mona Lisa (1975), ISBN 0-316-51300-8


  1. ^ "Too Little Drama .Too Much Mona Lisa; Not Enough Leonardo". Ottawa Citizen. 23 December 1976. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Beyond Desire". The Age. 12 December 1956. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Claire de Lune - Review". Montreal Gazette. 24 November 1962. Retrieved 12 August 2010.