Jerome Hill

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Jerome Hill
Born Jerome Hill
(1905-03-02)March 2, 1905
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died November 21, 1972(1972-11-21) (aged 67)
New York City, New York, United States
Residence Cassis, France
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, California
Nationality American
Education Yale University
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)
Relatives James Jerome Hill
Awards 1957 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature

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.[1]

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.[2]

In addition to making films, he was a painter and composer.[3]

His last film, the autobiographical Film Portrait (1973), was added to the National Film Registry in 2003.[4]

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. [5] [6]

Filmography (as director)[edit]


  1. ^ Caws, Mary Ann (2005). "Jerome Hill". Cassis, France: Camargo Foundation. Web. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Rud, A.G. (December 15, 2010). Albert Schweitzer's Legacy for Education: Reverence for Life. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 108.
  3. ^ Caws, Mary Ann (2005). "Jerome Hill". Cassis, France: Camargo Foundation. Web. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
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  5. ^ Wernick, Robert (November 23, 1959). "West To The Sierra". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ Frohlich, Robert; S.E. Humphries (1999). Skiing with Style: Sugar Bowl 60 Years. Truckee, California: Coldstream Press. pp. Page 2. ISBN 1-893057-01-1. 

External links[edit]

  • Dutiful Son: Louis W. Hill Sr. Book, Book about Louis W. Hill Sr., son and successor of empire builder James J. Hill, Father of Jerome Hill at Ramsey County Historical Society.