Jay Leyda

Historian, Critic, Teacher
Born: 11/30/1909 in Dayton, Ohio, USA

Filmography

other (5)

Antigone/Rites For the Dead 1991 (Movie)

(Thanks)

Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema Of Edwin S. Porter 1981 (Movie)

("Thomas Edison") (Voice)

A Bronx Morning 1930 (Movie)

(Editor)

A Bronx Morning 1930 (Movie)

(Camera)

A Bronx Morning 1930 (Movie)

(Director)

Milestones

1938

Co-directed, with Sidney Meyers, for the independent production company Frontier Films a notable documentary, "People of the Cumberland"; the two directors used the joint pseudonym Robert Stebbins

1935

Assisted Eisenstein on the making of the uncompleted film, "Bezhin Meadow"

1933

Studied at the famed Moscow Film School under Eisenstein (date approximate)

1931

Made the experimental documentary, "A Bronx Morning"

Was a faculty member of the department of cinema studies at NYU during the 1970s and 80s until shortly before his death; held the Pinewood endowed professorship

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