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Marc Allegrét papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 651

Scope and Contents

The Marc Allégret papers feature material relating to films shot or directed by Allégret and to his association with André Gide. Allégret's working files include screenplays, shooting scripts, correspondence, background and research materials, production notes and documents, cut film, photographs, and printed ephemera dating from his earliest cinematic effort, the documentary Voyage au Congo (1927), to his last feature-length film, Le bal du comte d'Orgel (1970). Allégret became acquainted with Gide through his father's friendship and his travels with Gide into Africa in the mid 1920s are richly documented in the production files, which include correspondence, manuscript notes, photographs, and ephemera, for Voyage au Congo. Other materials relating more or less directly to Gide include the production files for the late documentary Avec André Gide (1952), corrected drafts and proofs for several titles by Gide from the 1920s, and third-party correspondence. Works by Others also include screenplays and shooting scripts by some of Allégret's collaborators. General correspondence consists of letters to Marc Allégret from Françoise Giroud, Roger Martin du Gard, and Roger Vadim, with over seventy pieces of correspondence from Martin du Gard. Third Party correspondence features approximately thirty pieces of correspondence between Marc Allégret's father, Elie Allégret, and André Gide, and include letters from Gide's wife Madeleine, Roger Martin du Gard, and producer Pierre Braunberger. Chiefly in French, with some materials in German and English.

Dates

  • 1900 - 1972
  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 1956

Creator

Language of Materials

Chiefly in French, with some materials in German and English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Cut film contained in boxes 2-3 and 10 is restricted and may only be seen with permission of the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The Marc Allégret Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Marc Allégret Papers was aquired through purchase from Librarie Benoit Forgeot on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2008.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Works by Marc Allégret, 1907-1969. II. Works by Others, 1919-1971. III. Correspondence, 1900-1972.

Extent

7.51 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.allegret

Overview

The Marc Allégret Papers document Allégret 's career as a filmmaker and his association with author André Gide. Allegrét's working files include screenplays, shooting scripts, correspondence, background and research materials, production notes and documents, cut film, photographs, and printed ephemera. There are screenplays or shooting scripts for over a dozen feature-length films and larger, mixed files for the documentaries Voyage au Congo (1927), Occultisme et magie (1951), and Avec André Gide (1952). The files for Voyage au Congo also document Allegrét's travels with Gide through French equatorial Africa in the mid 1920s. Works by Others include writings by Gide and screenplays and shooting scripts by Allégret's collaborators. Works by Gide include corrected drafts and proofs for several titles dating from the 1920s, such as Corydon (1924) and Retour du Tchad (1927). Correspondence consists of letters to Allégret from Françoise Giroud, Roger Martin du Gard, and Roger Vadim, and third party correspondence between André Gide, Madeleine Louise Mathilde Gide, Elie Allégret, Roger Martin du Gard, producer Pierre Braunberger, and others.

Marc Allégret (1900-1973)

Marc Allégret, a French screenwriter and filmmaker, was born in Basel, Switzerland and trained as a lawyer. After travelling in French equatorial Africa in the mid 1920s with André Gide, Allégret chose to pursue a career in the film industry. He directed his first feature-length film, Mam'zelle Nitouche, in 1931 and went on to write numerous scripts and direct more than fifty films. He was the elder brother of Yves Allégret, also a filmmaker. Additional information is available in standard print and online biographical resources.

The following chronology provides dates for key events and film projects for which there are files in the collection:

1900 December 22 born in Basel, Switzerland

1925-1926 travel with André Gide in French equatorial Africa

1927 Voyage au Congo

1934 Zouzou

1934 L'Hôtel du libre échange

1937 Gribouille

1938 Orage

1942 L'Arlésienne

1942 La belle aventure

1944 Les petites du quai aux fleurs

1945 Félicie Nanteuil

1946 Lunegarde

1946 Pétrus

1951 Occultisme et magie

1952 Avec André Gide

1953 Julietta

1955 L'Amant de lady Chatterley

1970 Le bal du comte d'Orgel

1973 November 3 dies in Versailles, France
Title
Guide to the Marc Allégret Papers
Author
by Michael L. Forstrom
Date
January 2010
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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