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Series III. Lolita Miscellaneous 1945-1970 (Correspondence, Statements, Publicity, Contracts, Legal Documents) [series]:
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Correspondence and statements from foreign-language publishers, 1945 to 1959 .
7 items (including one autograph note). Statements and correspondence from Mondadori (Italy), Steingrüber (?), Reitzel (Denmark), Steimatzki, and Uitgeverij Oitsterwijk. All but one for Lolita.

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Correspondence and statements to and from foreign-language publishers, July 1960 to June 1961 .
11 items. Statements and correspondence to and from SUR, Editora Civilizacao Brazileira, Gerolymbos (Greece), Uitgerverij Oisterwijk (Netherland), Bar David (Israel), Cappelens (Norway). All re Lolita.

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Correspondence and statements from foreign-language publishers, August 1961 to last quarter 1961 .
8 items. Statements and correspondence to and from SUR, Rowohlt (Germany), Bonnier (Sweden), Reitzel (Denmark), Sagan (Israel). All re Lolita.

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Correspondence and statements from foreign-language publishers, 1962 to 1963 .
5 items (including 1 autograph note). Statements and correspondence from Tutle (Japan), Jaico (India), Boa Leitura Editora (Brazil), Transworld, and Mondadori.

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Correspondence and statements to from foreign-language publishers, 1964 to 1967 .
10 items. Statements and correspondence from Jaico (India), Mondadori, Gummerus (Finland), and Uitgeverig Oisterwijk.

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Publicity material from Olympia, 1955 to 1958 .
8 items: (1) a "Note" (in French) concerning a "collection of books on art and archaeology" published by Olympia. (2) a list of newspapers/magazines/journals, with the heading " Lolita: Liste des services de presse." (3) a newspaper clipping (in French) referencing John Gordon's attack on Lolita, summarizing the novel's plot as a tale of love between a middle aged man and a girl of six, and locating Cornell in Boston. (4) a letter (in French) to the Minister of the Interior by G.'s lawyer, Jean Lemanissier, in response to the anticipated banning of Lolita and 20 other of Olympia's publications (12.10.56). Accompanied a letter by Doussia Ergaz to M. Monneray (12.19.56). (5) a press release (in French) explaining Olympia's position with regard to the upcoming legal proceedings. Includes a selection of press commentary (1.18.57). (6) a press release (in French) explaining Olympia's position with regard to the January 28 legal proceedings. May be incomplete (1.29.57). (7) a letter (in French) announcing an upcoming court date, and outlining the history of the Lolita controversy (1.4.58). (8) a press release (in French) outlining Lolita's history in the courts, and citing Girodias' defense of this novel and the other literature that Olympia publishes.

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Publicity material from Olympia Press, 1959 .
2 items: (1) 5 page press release (in French) that appears just prior to the release of Gallimard's edition of Lolita. Traces both publication and legal history of Lolita. Ends by congratulating Gallimard for its "act of courage" in publishing a work described as "unhealthy", and by calling for the lifting of the second ban on the novel. (2) an open letter (in English) to the French government calling for the lifting of the ban on Lolita in the name of those great writers (Lawrence, Joyce) who have been well-served by France's "hospitality."

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Publicity material from Olympia, 1961 to 1962 .
3 items: (1) a press release (in French) explaining Olympia's position with regard to the upcoming legal proceedings (March 14). Mentions a letter of protest signed by about thirty American and British authors, including Bertrand Russell, Rosamond Lehmann, E. M. Forster, Ivy-Compton-Burnett, Lawrence Durrell, Arthur Miller, Osbert Sitwell, and Graham Greene. (2) Girodias' Playboy article from April 1961. (3) a letter (in English and French), possibly to booksellers (?) explaining that orders for Lolita should be addressed to Corgi Books (London). Includes list of other publications by Olympia, including The Secret Life of Robinson Crusoe, The Memoirs of Fanny Hill, and Helen and Desire (12.62). With Olympia "Price-List & Order-Form" attached.

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Contract with Steimatzki, February 5, 1959 .
Photocopy of contract with Steimatzki for the Israeli publication in English of Lolita. With letter from Girodias to Steimatzki attached.

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, 1958 .
3 items: (1) a chronology of the relationship between VN and Olympia ending in 1957 (2 copies). (2) TLS from Emile-Jean Bomsel, Girodias' lawyer (1.2.58). (3) a list of questions posed by Clairouin (?) (1.3.58).

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, January 20, 1958 to January 27, 1958 .
2 items: (1) a letter from Ergaz to her friend Henri Motulsky, asking his opinion in the VN case. (2) a letter from Henri Motulsky to Ergaz, outlining his view of the case (2 copies).

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, February 10, 1958 to January 17, 1961 .
9 items. Includes: (1) subpoenas dated 2.10.58 and 1.2.61 (2 copies of latter, 1 enclosed within (4)). (2) letter from Ergaz to Motulsky hoping that VN has now decided to relinquish legal action (she implies that VN has been acting in a rather childish way) (3.7.58). (3) letter from Motulsky and Ergaz expressing his relief, as he did not think the legal prospects looked good (3.17.58). (4) letter to Jacques Mercier, enclosing (1).

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, January 19, 1961 to February 23, 1961 .
13 items. Includes: (1) 7 TL from Marie Schebeko to Jacques Mercier discussing VN's wishes (the Nabokovs would now like to resolve matters without resorting to lawryers), and expressing, among other things, exasperation with this difficult client. (2) a summons to force Olympia to pay what it owes. (3) 3 TL to VeN. (4) 2 TL to VN.

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, March 2, 1961 to March 24, 1961 .
14 items. Includes: (1) 3 TLS from Mercier to Schebeko answering questions having to do with the action against Olympia. (2) 3 TL from Schebeko to Mercier thanking him for his advice. (3) 4 TL to VeN, 1 TL to VN.

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, March 27, 1961 to April 25, 1961 .
13 items, including letters to VeN, to and from Mercier, to Touraille and Castelain. Includes copy of a subpoena delivered to Olympia.

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, April 27, 1961 to November 16, 1961 .
14 items, including letters from Jacques Mercier (the latter answering questions posed by the Nabokovs and thus allowing Schebeko to put an end to her clients' "harassment"), and from Schebeko passing on the Nabokovs' anxiety over the suspect commitment of Castelain

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, November 25, 1961 to April 17, 1962 .
12 items, including letters to and from Touraille, Mercier, and Castelain, and to VN, answering several of VN 's questions, and eventually setting the terms for the peaceful resolution of the case.

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, December 30, 1964 to July 28, 1965 .
8 items, including a dossier of correspondence between the Nabokovs, Olympia and Clairouin sent to Maître Shirman. Other letters and a subpoena re: the Nabokovs' most recent claim of rupture.

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, August 6, 1965 to November 30, 1966 .
19 items, including 4 legal documents.

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, December 7, 1966 to June 6, 1967 .
7 items, including 4 legal documents outlining the decision to declare the contract between VN and Olympia annulled as of December 14, 1964.

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, June 15, 1967 to October 24, 1969 .
11 items, including 1 legal document (a notice of Olympia's appeal), and correspondence between Schebeko and Roger Hennuyer, the lawyer she has asked to represent her in this latest stage of the Lolita affair.

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Documents from legal proceedings between Olympia, Clairouin and Vladimir Nabokov, October 27, 1969 to April 20, 1970 .
12 items, including 1 legal document, concerning the failure of Olympia's appeal. Correspondence between Schebeko and Raymond Gaultier, her lawyer, over his fees, which, Schebeko believes, ought to have been paid by Olympia.