Boris Kaufman papers, 1836-2004.

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Kaufman, Boris. Boris Kaufman papers, 1836-2004.

Boris Kaufman papers, 1836-2004.

The Boris Kaufman Papers contain professional papers, correspondence, writings, and other material documenting the life and work of cinematographer Boris Kaufman, as well as film production and cinematographic practice in France and the United States during the middle decades of the 20th century. The collection spans the years 1836 to 2004, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1930s through the 1970s. Series I, Professional Papers, features photographs and shooting scripts for films. There are photographs of Kaufman, directors, actors, including Jean Dasté, Dita Parlo, Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Henry Fonda, Eli Wallach, and Karl Malden, and cast and crew members. The shooting scripts for several films are annotated with manuscript notes and diagrams on how to shoot particular scenes. In addition to photographs and scripts, there are film boards, notes, contracts, clippings and printed ephemera, staff and crew lists, and letters. Series II, Correspondence, is subdivided into letters to Boris Kaufman, his wife Helen, their son André, and Third Party correspondence. The Boris Kaufman correspondence consists chiefly of single and small groups of incoming letters from production companies, colleagues in the film industry, film scholars, writers, and family. Correspondents include: Claude Aveline, Jules Dassin, Abel Gance, Elia Kazan, Stanley Kubrick, Jean Lods, Sidney Lumet, Pierre Merle, Jean Painlevé, Otto Preminger, Jean Renoir, and Jean Vigo. Letters are chiefly in English and French, with some in Russian. Series III, Writings, is organized into two subseries for Writings of Boris Kaufman and Writings of Others. Kaufman's writings include corrected drafts and printed versions for several articles and lectures. There is a reprint for an article on cinematography, reports on photographic devices or techniques (pictoscope, pictograph, and magigraph), and reflections on working with filmmakers Jean Vigo and Elia Kazan. Series IV, Other Material, is organized into five subseries: Artwork, Helen Kaufman Papers, Photographs, Printed Ephemera, and Other. The papers include manuscript notes, in French and Russian, dating from the Jean Vigo years.

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Gance, Abel.

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Merle, Pierre

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Kaufman, Boris.

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Boris Kaufman (1906-1980), a cinematographer, was born and raised in Bialystok, in the northeastern part of modern-day Poland, educated and trained in France, and known for his work with filmmakers Jean Vigo, Elia Kazan, Sidney Lumet, and others. He was the younger brother to filmmaker Denis Kaufman (known as Dziga Vertov) and cinematographer Mikhail Kaufman. From the description of Boris Kaufman papers, 1836-2004. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702181351 ...

Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982

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Kazan, Elia

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American film director. From the description of Carbon copy of a typed letter : place not specified, to Darryl [Zanuck], undated [1952 Jan. or Feb.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778505876 American film producer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to [John Steinbeck], undated [1948]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 777247890 From the description of Preservation photocopy of a typed letter : place not specified, to John Stein...

Painlevé, Jean, 1902-1989

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Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011

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Actor, director. From the description of Reminiscences of Sidney Lumet : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122619795 ...

Parlo, Dita

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Kaufman, Mikhail Abramovich, 1897-1980

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Vigo, Jean, 1905-1934

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Vertov, Dziga, 1896-1954

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Dassin, Jules, 1911-2008

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Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014

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Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Eli Wallach : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122362003 ...

Preminger, Otto

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Aveline, Claude, 1901-1992

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Kubrick, Stanley

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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...

Malden, Karl

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Lods, Jean.

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Loren, Sophia, 1934-

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Dasté, Jean (1904-1994).

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