I was looking at Allen Tannenbaum's book of photography 'New York in the 1970s' and saw a photo of Jeanne Moreau, Micheline Presle, and director Jean-Louis Hym. I'd never heard of him, so I looked him up on google, and there was virtually nothing about him except this:
Paid Notice: Memorials HYM, JEAN, LOUIS
Published: August 21, 2003
HYM--Jean-Louis. In remembrance of Jean-Louis Hym who died 20 years ago in New York City, a murder still unsolved. From his family and friends. Helene Hym-Williams, 27 rue de la Pierre, 37100 Tours, France
Anyone remember this?
Yes. He was murdered near his aparrtment in 1983. There was some speculation that it was because he was leading a rent strike in his apartment building and his landlord had threatened him.
Wouldn't there more info. Strange indeed.
Try google archives
There were articles in the New York Post. I'm sure you can find them in the archives. His boyfriend now lives in China.
I believe the actual killing happened as he was entering the subway. Forget the station but he lived on Broome Street near Chinatown. There was a lot of press because it was done gangland style in broad daylight.