Portrait of Leo F. Forbstein

Portrait of Leo F. Forbstein
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17537
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproduction photograph print of Leo F. Forbstein.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

Leo F. Forbstein was an American film music director and orchestra conductor. He was originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and worked with orchestras throughout the state including that of the Newman Theater in Kansas City, where he was the principal conductor. He later signed with Warner Bros. as one of the directors of the Vitaphone Orchestra, earning his first screen credit on "The Squall" in 1929. It was with this company that his success in the field began to gain recognition. At the 1937 Academy Awards, he won an Oscar as the head of the Warner Bros. music department for the score in "Anthony Adverse" (1936) and was nominated again in 1938 for "The Life of Emile Zola". He is pictured here in what was likely a conductor's tuxedo, appearing in thought with chin in hand and pensive expression.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes