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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Fr 277

Jean Cocteau papers concerning Blood of a poet


Scripts and scenarios of the film, Blood of a Poet (Le sang d’un poète), by French writer and film maker Jean Cocteau.


  • circa 1930

Language of Materials

Materials are in French.


.25 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes an autograph letter to Georges Auric concerning the film's music, autograph and typescript manuscripts concerning the script and scenarios, and drawings relating to the film. Also includes a music outline for film adaptation of Henry Bataille's play L'Enfant de l'amour.

Biographical / Historical

Cocteau was a French visual artist, writer, and film maker; his film Blood of a Poet (Le sang d’un poète) had its premiere in 1932 in Paris.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*71M-94. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from C. Coulet and A. Foure, 5, rue Drouot, 75009 Paris; received: 1972 Jun 6.

Cocteau, Jean, 1899-1963. Jean Cocteau papers concerning Blood of a poet: Guide.
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