1907 b. August 19th in Walberswick, Suffolk. English documentary Film Maker the only real poet that British cinema has yet produced. (1954 Lindsay Anderson). While studying English at Cambridge, he designed the first British productions of Stravinsky's A Soldier's Tale and Honegger's King David, and founded and edited Experiment with William Empson ~> and Jacob Bronowski ~>. Cambridge graduate.
1929 m. Cicely Cooper 1930 Contributed to Experiment. 1931 Visits Paris and S of France. Reads Rimbaud and Baudelaire. 1934 Began working with the GPO unit as an actor, designer and editor. 1935 Made Death of a Robot with Len Lye. 1936 Member of the committee of the International Surrealist Exhibition in London, in association with Andre Breton, Roland Penrose, Herbert Read, Hugh Sykes Davies, David Gascoyne, Rupert Lee, Diana Brinton Lee, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Edouard Mesens. It was at about this time that Jennings, along with Charles Madge and Tom Harrison helped found Mass Observation ->. Collage Sept; Signed Declaration on Spain. 1937 Co-edited with Madge the text May the Twelfth, a montage of extracts from observer reports of the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth for Mass Observation. 1938 January; exhibits in Exposition Internationale du Surrealisme at the Galerie Beaux-Arts, Paris; organizers Andre Breton, Marcel Duchamp Tableau Parisien ->. 1939 Spare Time Swiss Roll
House in the Woods ->. Assistant editor at The London Bulletin in which Paul Eluard wrote a poem about him. 1940 Joined the Crown Film Unit, a movie-making propaganda arm of the Ministry of Information. 1959 d. September 24th. Poros, Greece falling of a cliff while location hunting. See wiki -> and IMDB ->. See Bio -> and more ->. Humphrey Jennings Film Reader (autobiography) ->. Bibliography Humphrey Jennings -> - Kevin Jackson (2004). See Timeline