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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Administrative/Biographical History
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Jean Renoir papers
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0105
    Physical Description: 56.5 linear feet (113 boxes)
    Physical Description: 20 audiovisual carriers (20 records)
    Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet (2 unprocessed vinyl record boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1987
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9927230643606533 

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jean Renoir papers (Collection PASC 105). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

    Processed by UCLA Library Special Collections staff.
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    Administrative/Biographical History

    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.

    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 biographies.


    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Motion picture productions
    2. Stage productions
    3. Radio productions
    4. Projects, including items not by Renoir
    5. Publications by Renoir
    6. Essays and articles by Jean Renoir
    7. Notebooks
    8. Writings about Renoir
    9. Interviews
    10. Photographs individuals
    11. Photographs personal
    12. Personal items
    13. Miscellaneous
    14. Correspondence

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Archives.
    Motion picture producers and directors -- France -- Archives.
    Renoir, Jean -- Archives