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 biographies.
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.
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