Jackson, Felix

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Born Felix Joachimson in Germany in 1902, Jackson was a music critic and writer in 1920's Berlin, when he met Kurt Weill. They collaborated on an opera entitled Na und?, now lost, and became fast friends. Jackson moved to the United States in the late 1930's and pursued a successful career in films (most notably as the screenwriter for Destry rides again). In the 1970's he wrote an unpublished biography of Kurt Weill. He died in 1992.

From the description of An oral history interview with Felix Jackson / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Alan Rich and Kim Kowalke, Los Angeles, 1979(?) : recording and transcript. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 122612273

From the description of An oral history interview with Felix Jackson / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by David Farneth, Los Angeles, 1985 April 5 : recording and transcript. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 122612263

Jackson, a screenwriter, playwright and novelist, was born in Germany in 1902. He came to the United States in 1937, worked as a writer and later became a television producer.

From the description of Papers, 1926-1982. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 30091443

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associatedWith Stokowski, Leopold. person
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