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Full Name
  
Jerome Hill

Role
  
Filmmaker

Name
  
Jerome Hill


Relatives
  
James Jerome Hill

Nationality
  
American

Education
  
Yale University

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Born
  
March 2, 1905 (
1905-03-02
)
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Occupation
  
Painter, Composer, Academy-Award Winning Independent Film Director, Writer and Producer

Known for
  
Ski Flight (1937) Grandma Moses (1950) Albert Schweitzer (1957) Film Portrait (1973)

Awards
  
1957 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature

Died
  
November 21, 1972, New York City, New York, United States

Movies
  
Film Portrait, Albert Schweitzer, Hallelujah the Hills

Parents
  
Louis W. Hill, Maud Van Corlandt Hill

Residence
  
Cassis, France, France, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, California, United States, California, United States

Similar People
  
James J Hill, Louis W Hill, Alec Wilder, Grandma Moses, Adolfas Mekas

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Jerome Hill (March 2, 1905 – November 21, 1972) was an American filmmaker and artist. He was educated at Yale, where he drew covers, caricatures and cartoons for campus humor magazine The Yale Record.

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His 1950 documentary Grandma Moses, written and narrated by Archibald MacLeish, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Two-reel. He won the 1957 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film Albert Schweitzer.

In addition to making films, he was a painter and composer.

His last film, the autobiographical Film Portrait (1973), was added to the National Film Registry in 2003.

Hill was a stakeholder in Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. He had a chalet built at Sugar Bowl and while living there, paid for and operated "The Magic Carpet", the first aerial tramway on the west coast.

Hill founded the Jerome Foundation, which gives grants to non-profit arts organizations and artists in Minnesota and New York City. Hill started it as the Avon Foundation in 1964, but after his death it was renamed the Jerome Foundation. Among the projects the foundation funds is the American Composers Forum's Jerome Fund for New Music, which supports the creation of new works of music with grants to composers. Hill also founded the Camargo Foundation in 1967, which administers an artists residency in Cassis, France.

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Filmography (as director)

  • 1932 La cartomancienne
  • 1937 Ski Flight, featuring Otto Lang
  • 1950 Grandma Moses, written and narrated by Archibald MacLeish
  • 1950 Cassis
  • 1957 Albert Schweitzer
  • 1961 The Sand Castle (1961 film) with Mabel Mercer
  • 1964 Open the Door and see all the People
  • 1965 Magic Umbrella
  • 1966 Death in the Forenoon
  • 1968 The Artist's Friend
  • 1969 Canaries
  • 1969 Merry Christmas (1969 film)
  • 1973 Film Portrait, added to the National Film Registry in 2003
  • 1991 Carl G. Jung or Lapis Philosophorum
  • References

    Jerome Hill Wikipedia


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