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Marie Claire is a monthly womens magazine first published in France but also distributed in other countries with editions specific to them and in their languages. While each country shares its own special voice with its audience, the United States edition focuses on women around the world and several worldwide issues. The magazine also covers health, beauty, and fashion topics. Jean Prouvost created the first issue in 1937, which was distributed each Wednesday. In 1942, German occupation authorities in France stopped the distribution of most magazines, and Marie Claire was one of them. The magazine was not redistributed until 1954. At this time, it became a monthly publication. In 1976, Prouvost retired and his daughter velyne took over the magazine and added LOreal Group to the company. Marie Claire US edition was started by the Hearst Corporation, based in New York City, in 1994. Hearst has branch offices in France, Italy, and several locations in the United States such as Detroit, the West Coast, New England, the Midwest, the Southwest, and the Southeast. Marie Claire UK is part of IPC Media, based in London. In 2006, it launched its website www.marieclaire.co.uk with segments on daily news, catwalk show, photographs and reports, fashion and beauty, buys of the day, daily horoscopes and competitions.