Well, this fact is as true as Lipton’s fame. “A ‘pimp’ is an American word”, the host explained. Instead, he noted, in France the term is “mac,” and “the difference between a pimp and a ‘mac’ is profound. He describes Paris after World War II as “profoundly poor” and says it was virtually impossible for Parisians to secure any kind of work, much less a young American who wanted to stay in the country. The host explained that young women were trying every possible way to make money in the post war years. There was no opprobrium because it was completely regulated. Every week they had to be inspected medically. The great bordellos were still flourishing in those days before the sheriff of Paris, a woman, closed them down. James was a pimp there.