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Roger Vadim Says He Invented the Word ‘Discotheque’

“It was I who coined the term ‘discotheque.'”So says Roger Vadim in his 1986 memoir Bardot, Deneuve, Fonda. The year was 1949 or so, and Vadim was living in post-war Paris. (He leads in by saying, “It was people like me and Christian Marquand, the avante-garde director Michel de Ré, Juliette Greco and the singer Annabel… who created a new style and launched the idea of basement clubs.”)