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Monaco was a favored place in Marcel Pagnol's life and career.

Many of his plays take place in Monaco. "JAZZ", for instance, was created there in 1926.

His friendship with Prince Rainier led him to move in the principality in 1951.

But their daughter Estelle's sudden death urged Jacqueline and Marcel to run away from La Lestra house and come back to Paris.

Marcel always remained faithful to Monaco, acting as chairman of the TV festival jury for many years.