Ann Ronell papers, 1914-1999.

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Ann Ronell papers, 1914-1999.

The Ann Ronell papers consist of approximately 8.5 linear feet of material documenting Ronell's musical education and her career as a composer, lyricist and musical director for films. Scores and subject files, containing the bulk of her correspondence, along with material gathered for biographical purposes, constitute the majority of the collection. Financial records, photographs, and material belonging to her husband, Lester Cowan, are also present.

8.5 linear feet (26 boxes)

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Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990

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Ronell, Anna Petrov

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Ann Ronell (1903-1993) composer and lyricist, was born Anne Rosenblatt in Omaha, Nebraska. She transferred from Wheaton College to Radcliffe College and graduated in 1927. In 1935 she married Lester Cowan, an independent film producer. Encouraged by Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, Ronell wrote the words and music of popular songs including, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?", "Willow Weep for Me," and "Whistle While You Work." She wrote scores for many films and adapted a series of opera sco...

Berezowsky, Nicolai, 1900-1953

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Gershwin, George, 1898-1937

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George Gershwin (1898-1973) was an American pianist and composer well-known for his collaborations with older brother Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin's work included musical theater, opera, most notably Porgy and Bess, and other classical compositions. From the guide to the George Gershwin sheet music, 1918-1946., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) George Gershwin, composer. Ira Gershwin, lyricist. Ken Ludwig, librettist...

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As a result of the success of his Broadway musical Lady in the dark in 1941, German-born composer Kurt Weill and his wife, the singing actress Lotte Lenya, were able to buy "Brook House," in Rockland County, New York, moving there during their sixth year in the United States. From Brook House, and a couple of addresses in Los Angeles during his trips there, Weill kept in touch, until a month before his death, with his parents, who had emigrated to Israel in 1935. From the description...

Ryerson, Florence

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Florence Ryerson (1892-1965) was an American playwright and screenwriter. From the description of Florence Ryerson papers, 1924-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122615889 From the guide to the Florence Ryerson papers, 1924-1948, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Ann Ronell, songwriter, lyricist and musical director for films, was born Ann Rosenblatt in Omaha Nebraska on 25 December 1905, the child of a coal dealer, Mo...