Lester Cowan and Ann Ronell "Trial of Billie Holiday" collection

ArchivalResource

Lester Cowan and Ann Ronell "Trial of Billie Holiday" collection

1957-1988

The Lester Cowan and Ann Ronell "Trial of Billie Holiday" collection consists of correspondence, scores, lyric sheets, contracts, film proposals, screenplays, clippings, and photographs related to the proposed film, "The Trial of Billie Holiday," developed in collaboration by Lester Cowan and Ann Ronell.

0.50 linear feet

eng, Latn

Related Entities

There are 5 Entities related to this resource.

Ronell, Ann

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vx8d1b (person)

Ann Ronell was active in Hollywood as composer, musician, lyricist, and translator; as lyricist she collaborated with Weill. Products of their collaboration include the scores for the films The river is blue (1937; Weill's score eventually replaced by Werner Janssen's) and One touch of Venus (released in 1948), and the song Your technique [from 1938?]. From the description of Papers relating to Kurt Weill, [1938?]-1979. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Ga...

Lester Cowan and Ann Ronell Trial of Billie Holiday Collection

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6h83shm (corporateBody)

Lester Cowan (1907-1990), originally from Mansfield, Ohio, was an independent producer of motion picture films in the 1930s and 40s. He started his career by leaving his studies at Stanford University and migrating to Hollywood in the late 1920s. In 1928, he was hired by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where he wrote a book on the advent of talkies and helped start the annual Academy Awards. In 1929, he started a lecture series on film studies at the University of S...

Cowan, Lester

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wm1gr4 (person)

Lester Cowan (1907-1990) was an independent producer of motion picture films during the 1930s and 1940s. He was hired by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1928 and shortly thereafter became active in organizing industry events in California, including the annual Academy Awards and a lecture series on film studies at the University of Southern California. Cowan also assembled the film industry's research council, which was responsible for developing technical standar...

Ronell, Anna Petrov

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64t6m8n (person)

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...

Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6n87bns (person)

Billie Holiday (1915-1959), an African American blues and jazz singer, was born Eleanora Holiday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 7, 1915. The daughter of Clarence Holiday and Sadie Fagan, Holiday began singing in the early 1930s and was discovered by John Hammond in 1933 at a Harlem jazz club. Her career included performances with Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw. Holiday recorded on the Commodore, Columbia, and Decca record labels; her most famous recordings include "Strange Fr...