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The first detective

Author: Sueann FinckeChristy ScattarellaMelissa Jo PeltierArthur KentDavid AckroydAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : A & E Television Networks ; New York, NY : Marketed and distributed in the U.S. by New Video Group, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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The story of Eugène François Vidocq, the man who is said to be the first modern detective. Although beginning life as a criminal, Vidocq became the first head of the Bureau de Sureté and founded the first detective agency. The Vidocq Society, recently founded in his name, is also discussed.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Eugène François Vidocq
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sueann Fincke; Christy Scattarella; Melissa Jo Peltier; Arthur Kent; David Ackroyd; Albert Borowitz; Michel Le Bris; William Fleisher; MPH Entertainment.; History Channel (Television network); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767021002 9780767021005
OCLC Number: 43938014
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Videocassette release of an episode of the television program History's mysteries.
"Cat. no. AAE-42537"--Videocassette label.
Credits: Camera, Bill Angelucci ... [et al.] ; editor, Rob Goubeaux ; online editor, Chris Sampson ; music, Kevin Kiner, Andrew Keresztes ; historical consultant, Albert Borowitz.
Performer(s): Host: Arthur Kent ; narrator: David Ackroyd ; commentators: Albert Borowitz, Michel le Bris, William Fleisher.
Description: 1 videocassette (43 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1.2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: History's mysteries, first detectives
History's mysteries (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by MPH Entertainment, Inc. for the History Channel ; directed by Sueann Fincke ; written by Christy Scattarella and Melissa Jo Peltier ; co-producer, Christy Scattarella.

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The story of Eugène François Vidocq, the man who is said to be the first modern detective. Although beginning life as a criminal, Vidocq became the first head of the Bureau de Sureté and founded the first detective agency. The Vidocq Society, recently founded in his name, is also discussed.

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