Charles Boyer Papers, 1935-1961


Charles Boyer Papers, 1935-1961

Charles Boyer Papers, 1935-1961

Charles Boyer (1899-1978) was born in Figeac, France. He developed an acting career in films produced in France and Hollywood. The collection consists of approximately 200 photographs and publicity stills, souvenir programs, scrapbooks, and other ephemera from Boyer's career in motion picture as well as an index to the Boyer Collection of French plays that is now dispersed throughout the UCLA Libraries.

6 boxes (3 linear ft.); 1 oversize folder; 6 oversize boxes


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Boyer, Charles, 1899-1978 (person)

Boyer was born Aug. 28, 1899 in Figeac, France; studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and drama at the Paris Conservatory; after his stage and film debuts in 1920, he became a matinee idol on stage; moved between Hollywood, France, and Germany from 1929-1934, and permanently moved to Los Angeles in 1934; developed career as a great lover and lead actor in films produced in France and Hollywood; married English actress Pat Paterson; active during WWII in cementing Franco-American relations and headi...