Paul Rotha (1907-1984) was a film critic, documentary filmmaker, and movie director. The collection consists of materials
related to Rotha's documentary and feature films and Rotha's books on the cinema.
Paul Rotha was born in London, England on June 3, 1907; a former painter and designer, he became a film critic and wrote a
seminal work on cinema history titled, The film till now (1930); began making his own documentary films in association with John Grierson and was a leading figure in the British
documentary movement of the 1930s and 1940s; directed three feature films in the 1950-60s; writings include: Documentary film (1935), Rotha on the film (1958), and The innocent eye: A biography of Robert Flaherty (1963); died on March 7, 1984.
84 boxes (42 linear ft.)
7 oversize boxes
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including
copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.