Charles Boyer French Research Foundation collection, 1939-1950, bulk 1939-1946.

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French Research Foundation of Los Angeles. Charles Boyer French Research Foundation collection, 1939-1950, bulk 1939-1946.

Charles Boyer French Research Foundation collection, 1939-1950, bulk 1939-1946.

Collection consists of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and photographs assembled by Boyer and the French Research Foundation of Los Angeles for the library. Materials mainly cover 1939-46, documenting occupied France, activities of the Free French movement, and the post-war diplomatic relations of France. Includes ephemera issued by the Free French organizations in London, New York, and Algiers.

71 boxes (35.5 linear ft.)

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Boyer, Charles, 1899-1978

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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...

French Research Foundation of Los Angeles.

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Charles Boyer and friends founded the French Research Foundation in Los Angeles, CA, in the late 1930s to collect information on France and her people and their historical, artistic, and cultural background; this information was to be disseminated to the American people either directly or through the media; Boyer hoped especially that the Hollywood movie industry would use the research and library facilities of the Foundation to provide audiences with truer images of the French people than the e...