RENOIR-3

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RENOIR-3 - Renoir Leaves Judgment To America HOLLYWOOD—An...
Renoir Leaves Judgment To America HOLLYWOOD—An audience comprising more thcsplc and literary celebrities than any assembled In these parts in years, if ever, wept a little and applauded a lot at the end of a private showing here of a new motion picture. And Jean Renoir, the man who directed It, was all but overcome. He stood in the aisle of the studio projection room as if dazed while people crowded around offering their congratulations on his handling for R-K-O-Radio of Dudley Nichols' story about conquered Europe's unconquerables, "This Land Is Mine." To Renoir, who had won undying nazi hatred in prewar years with his world prize winning film, "Grand Illusion," and had fled France in order to avoid collaboration, this thunderous acceptance of his work seemed to leave him speechless. But .not entirely. Up came Charles Laughton, star of the screen play—and also an art collector who owns one of the most famous pictures painted by Renoir's distinguished father, Pierra Auguste Renoir, It is "The Judgment of Paris." "Jean," cried Laughton, "I should give you 'Judgment of Paris.' " "Ah, no, my friend," said Renoir, coming to life. "Me, I'll be satisfied with the judgment of America."

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 27 Apr 1943, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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