Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979

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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 le̕au, 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.

From the description of Papers, 1915-1927. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39845228

Film director.

From the description of Reminiscences of Jean Renoir : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122451283

La Grande Illusion was a 1937 war film directed by Jean Renoir, who co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Spaak.

From the description of La grande illusion : manuscript, 1937. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 656153713

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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.

From the guide to the Jean Renoir Papers, 1915-1927, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
referencedIn National Board of Review of Motion Pictures records, 1907-1971 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (U.S.). National Board of Review of Motion Pictures records, 1907-1971. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Archives pamphlet file : Renoir, Jean : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Renoir, Claude, 1901-1969. Papers, ca. 1913-1968. Indiana University
referencedIn George Balanchine archive, 1924-1989 (inclusive), 1961-1983 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979. Reminiscences of Jean Renoir : oral history, 1960. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Propaganda, Information, and Documentary Motion Pictures. 1942 - 1945. A SALUTE TO FRANCE
creatorOf Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979. Les cahiers du capitaine Georges : souvenir d'amour et de guerre, 1894-1945, [before 1966]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979. Papers, 1915-1927. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Fonds Louis Jouvet Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des arts du spectacle
creatorOf Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979. Carola : play in three acts, [19--?]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979. La grande illusion : manuscript, 1937. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Enters, Angna, 1897-1989. Angna Enters papers, 1920-1989 (bulk ca. 1930-1973) New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Angna Enters papers, 1920-1989, ca. 1930-1973 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Boris Kaufman papers, 1836-2004 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Asian American Film Ephemera Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979. The notebooks of Captain Georges, [before 1966]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Hammond Film Script Collection, ca. 1935-1996 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Weaver, Randolph T.,. Collection of reviews of RENOIR, MY FATHER. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Theatre Arts Monthly, collection of portraits, ca., ca., 1924-1939 (bulk), 1916-1964 (inclusive). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Victoria Ocampo papers, 1908-1979. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Jean Renoir Papers, 1915-1927 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
referencedIn Odets mss., 1921-1963 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Kaufman, Boris. Boris Kaufman papers, 1836-2004. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hammond, Robert M. (Robert Morris), 1920-. Hammond film script collection, 1935-1996. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963. Papers, 1921-1963. Indiana University
creatorOf Weinberg, Herman G. Papers, 1926-1983. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. Letters and cards (47), photographs (17), books and printed ephemera (11), and enclosures (20) : to Suzen Kahaner, 1966-1972 bulk 1966. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
correspondedWith Balanchine, George. person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Denny, Norman, person
associatedWith Enters, Angna, 1897-1989. person
associatedWith Franklin, Joan, person
associatedWith Franklin, Robert, person
associatedWith Goldsby, Angela. person
associatedWith Goldsby, Robert. person
associatedWith Hammond, Robert M. (Robert Morris), 1920- person
associatedWith Jouvet, Louis (1887-1951) person
associatedWith Kaufman, Boris. person
associatedWith Kaufman, Boris. person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. person
associatedWith National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Ocampo, Victoria, 1891- person
associatedWith Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963. person
associatedWith Renoir, Claude, 1901-1969. person
associatedWith Spaak, Charles, 1903-1975. person
associatedWith Weaver, Randolph T., person
associatedWith Weinberg, Herman G. person
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France
United States
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Cinematography
Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources
Motion picture producers and directors--Interviews
World War, 1939-1945
Motion picture producers and directors--United States--Archival resources
Motion pictures, American
Motion pictures, French
Motion picture acting
Motion picture producers and directors--France--Archival resources
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Birth 1894-09-15

Death 1979-02-12

French

English,

French

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