Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

RENOIR MSS.

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Inventory

I. Correspondence

  • A partial index of correspondents is available.
  • folders 1-3: Correspondence, Claude Renoir, 1921-1968. Letters to and from Claude Renoir
  • folders 4-6: Correspondence, Jean Renoir, 1914-1968. Letters primarily from Jean Renoir to Claude and other family members; a few from Claude to Jean
  • folder 7: Military documents and papers of Jean Renoir, 1917-1922.

II. Films

  • Arranged alphabetically by title of film.
  • folder 8: Le Capitaine a Perdu le Nord - Sujet de Film par Claude Renoir et Herbert Victor, 1945
  • folder 9: Cezanne - Miscellaneous notes, script drafts and fragments about Paul Cezanne
  • folder 10: Cezanne - Notebook of Claude Renoir, 1958, with notes about Cezanne
  • folder 11: Cezanne - Script: Scénario de Claude Renoir Sr.; Commentaire de Jean Renoir. T.D., 17p.
  • folder 12: Charleston - Scénario de Pierre Lestringuez; Réalisé par Jean Renoir. T(carbon)D., 2p.
  • folder 13: Les Donneurs de Sang. Synopsis, T(carbon)D., 11p.
  • folder 14: Les Evasions du Colonel Pinsard. Synopsis. T(carbon)D., 18p.
  • folder 15: Le Fiancé de Mlle Thompson. Comedie en 1 acte. A.D., 30p.
  • folder 16: Le Jardinier d'Argenteuil. Contract for film rights; miscellaneous notes
  • folder 17: Le Jardinier d'Argenteuil. d'apré le roman de René Jouglet. Synopsis, T.D., 14p. (4 copies)
  • folder 18: Le Jardinier d'Argenteuil. d'aprés le roman de René Jouglet. Script T.D.
  • folder 19: Je suis au Paradis. Sujet de film de Jean Fred-Mele. [a.k.a. "Vacances" and "Bonnes Vacances"] Script. T.D., 25p.
  • folder 20: Je suis au Paradis. April [19]53 version. T(carbon)D. 23p. (3 copies, 1 with numerous changes and annotations in ink and pencil.) Accompanied by miscellaneous pages re: music, expenditures, etc.
  • folder 21: "Nana" Contacts & Agreements re: distribution of film, October 1925-June 1926
  • folder 22: "Nana" re: distribution in and outside France, 1925-1926
  • folder 23: Opera Musette. Miscellanoeus - lists of scenes, of actors, etc.
  • folder 24: Opera Musette. Plan de Travail. 10 September 1941
  • folder 25: Opera - Musette. Scénario de Fernand Pouey at René Lefevre; Dialogues de René Lefevre. Script, July 1941, with corrections and changes throughout (Spiral bound)
  • folder 26: Opera - Musette. Script, July 1941. 106p.
  • folder 27: La Peur. [play] A.D., 10p. Settings, directions, and characters written in red ink; dialogue in purple ink
  • folder 28: Les Portes de L'enfer, by André Chauvin - Scénario. T(carbon)D., 47p.
  • folder 29: La Tosca. Resume des Scenes. T(carbon)D., 28p.
  • folder 30: Villevieille . Synopsis. T.D., 4p.
  • folder 31: Yvette. Transposition Cinématographique de la Nouvelle de Guy de Maupassant. Synopsis. T.(carbon)D., 34p.
  • folder 32: Unidentified synopsis or scenario, beginning "PARIS-Le Grand Palais (extérieur)...." Characters include artist Pierre Palette, Gilbert Soyer, Odette Chenneviére, et al. T.(carbon)D., 28p. Some notes and annotations in ink on versos of pages.

III. Miscellaneous

  • folder 33: Renoir, Claude. Identity/membership cards (2)
  • folder 34: Renoir, C. Film projects (4)
  • folders 35-37: Renoir, C. Miscellaneous notes, fragments, etc. re: film
  • folder 38: Renoir, Jean. Miscellaneous notes, etc. re: film

IV. Financial

  • folder 39: "Societé Franco Film de Distribution," 1927
  • folder 40: Contract forming NEF film company, 1938
  • folder 41: Notebook - film distribution record, 1942-1943. "Le Paradis Terrestre," Dec. 1942-Oct. 1943; "La Creation du Monde," Dec. 1942-Nov. 1943; "Les Bêtes blanches et les Bêtes noires," June-Nov. 1943
  • folder 42: Travel receipts and documents for Claude Renoir, 1945
  • folder 43: "Le Manifeste du Comité de Défense du Cinéma Français," 1948
  • folder 44: "Assurance des Productions de Film," undated
  • folder 45: "Exposé du Projet Franco - Britannique" [Statement connected with Claude Renoir, relating to a contract for joint French/English film] T.D., 4p. undated
  • folder 46: Miscellaneous financial documents and accounts

V. Photographs

  • folder 47: Photographs (snapshots) of Jean Renoir in the military, World War I (13)
  • folder 48: Portrait photographs of Jean Renoir (5)
  • folder 49: Photograph album - Jean Renoir at his home in Beverly Hills, California. Renoir sent the photographs to his sister-in-law, Claude's wife, Paulette, ca. 1979. Included are photos of the garden, house interior and exterior views, and of Jean, family, and pets (8)
  • folder 50: Photographs of sets or scenes from film(s) by Jean Renoir (6)

VI. Printed

  • folder 51: Lobby card for "La Règle du Jeu," de Jean Renoir (2 copies)
  • folder 52: Chéret, Pierre. "Exposé sur la situation financière du Cinéma Français." Conference, 30 January 1945.
  • folder 53: Le Syndicat des Techniciens de la Production Cinématographique. Various documents relating to meetings, etc., ca. 1945-1947
  • folder 54: Le Syndicat des Techniciens de la Production Cinématographique - "Bulletin Périodique," 1946-1947.
  • folder 55: Documents relating to French cinema (2)
  • folder 56: Various bulletins, circulars and clippings, all relating to French cinema, ca. 1944-1948

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