Scope and Content
Title: Jean Renoir Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1915-1927
Collection number: 105
Origination: Renoir, Jean
Extent: 107 boxes (45.0 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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Jean Renoir Papers, 1915-1927. (Collection 105). Performing Arts Special Collections, Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Renoir was born in Paris, France, Sept. 15, 1894; son of painter Auguste Renoir; became
citizen of US, 1946, while retaining French citizenship; educated at Collége de
Sainte-Croix, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Ecole Sainte-Marie de Monceau, Ecole Massina, Nice;
graduated University of Aix-en-Provence with a degree in math and philosophy,1913; served
in French cavalry, 1914-15; transferred to French Flying Corps, 1916; worked as potter
and ceramicist, 1920-23; directed first film, La Fille de l_eau, 1924; Robert Flaherty
arranged Renoir's passage to US, 1940, where he signed with 20th Century-Fox, 1941;
singed with Universal, terminating contract, 1942; re-established residence in Paris,
1951, retaining his home in Beverly Hills; taught theatre at Univ. of CA, Berkeley. 1960;
in addition to his film credits, he was author to numerous books and articles; Honorary
Doctorate in Fine Arts, Univ. of CA, Berkeley, 1963 and Royal College of Art, London,
1971; the recipient of numerous awards, received an Oscar for Career Accomplishment,
1975; died in Beverly Hills, CA, Feb. 12, 1979.
Arranged in the following series:
- Motion picture
- Stage productions
- Radio productions
- Projects, including items not by Renoir
- Publications by Renoir
- Essays and articles by Jean Renoir
- Photographs individuals
- Photographs personal
- Personal items
Scope and Content
Collection consists of material related to Jean Renoir's career as director and
screenwriter. Includes scripts, production material, photographs, personal and
professional correspondence, and manuscript material. Photographs include film stills
representing over 30 film titles released between 1926-69, photographs of Renoir's
theater projects and productions, and personal photographs including family, friends,
actors, and professional colleagues. Production material includes files for produced and
unproduced projects from ca. 1930s-70s. Manuscript material includes novels and
Renoir, Jean, 1894---Archives.
Motion picture producers and directors --France --Archival resources.
Motion picture producers and directors --United States --Archival resources.