Jay Leyda

Jay Leyda (1910-1988) was a leading film historian and filmmaker who studied directing with Sergei Eisenstein at the Moscow State Film School. He was a correspondent for "Theatre Arts Monthly" and "New Theatre" and an art critic for the "Moscow News." He is the translator of Mussorgsky's correspondence and editor of Eisenstein's "Film Essays and a Lecture" (Princeton) and "Film Form" and "The Film Sense." With Zina Voynow, he wrote and compiled "Eisenstein at Work."