country of citizenship:
United States of America
educated at: Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography
occupation: film director, film historian
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Jay Leyda (February 12, 1910 – February 15, 1988) was an American avant-garde filmmaker and film historian, noted for his work on U.S, Soviet, and Chinese cinema, as well as his collections of documentation on the day-to-day lives of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson.
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