After checking out the new biopic about French impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, why not come to UCLA Library Special Collections to consult the papers of his son, the filmmaker Jean Renoir? A director, screenwriter, and producer, Jean Renoir made more than forty films, including Grand Illusion and The Rules of the Game. The collection consists of scripts, production material, photographs, personal and professional correspondence, and manuscript material.
UCLA Library Special Collections is now celebrating the recent acquisition of 53 typed and autograph letters signed from French film director Jean Renoir and his wife, Dido Freire, to screenwriter Dudley Nichols between September 1941 and November 1959. Formerly owned by a private collector, these letters are new to the world of scholarship. This new addition was purchased through a generous allocation from the University Librarian discretionary funds.