Clair, René

René Clair, French filmmaker and writer, 1898-1981

Clair first established his reputation in the 1920s as a director of silent films in which comedy was often mingled with fantasy. He went on to make some of the most innovative early sound films in France, before going abroad to work in the UK and USA for more than a decade. Returning to France after World War II, he continued to make films that were characterised by their elegance and wit, often presenting a nostalgic view of French life in earlier years. He was elected to the Académie française in 1960. Clair's best known films include "The Italian Straw Hat", "Under the Roofs of Paris", "Le Million", "À nous la liberté", "I Married a Witch", and "And Then There Were None".

  • Clair, René, French filmmaker and writer (1898-1981). Autograph letter signed.Paris, 21 Dec 1928.

  • Clair, René, Regisseur und Schriftsteller (1898-1981). Empfehlungskärtchen mit einigen eigenh. Zeilen.O. O. u. D.

  • Clair, René, Regisseur und Schriftsteller (1898-1981). Eigenh. Brief mit U.O. O., 17 Jul 1976.

  • Clair, René, Regisseur und Schriftsteller (1898-1981). Eigenh. Briefkarte mit Paraphe.Paris, 29 Aug 1973.