National Geographic : 1944 Oct
Marseille, Battle Port of Centuries 437 At a Scrub-it-yourself Laundry, Wagging Tongues Air Neighborhood Affairs Marseille's Old Town afforded little privacy. Many household duties were performed in the open. From washing to drying, the laundry was public. Gossip made the chore less arduous. Peeping at a Spectacle, They Unwittingly Make One A bullfight, outlawed but tolerated, was the attraction beyond the crack. Marseille's cash customers salved their consciences by paying at admission gates the fines sure to be collected from promoters (page 431).