The Norman Studios extends sincere thanks to the individuals, businesses and organizations that have helped us over the years in our preservation efforts:
Mike Mashon and the
Library of Congress Moving Image Archive and Research Centers University of Indiana
Black Film Center/Archives, Lily Library, which houses the Richard E. Norman archive of business and personal correspondence and materials.
Autry National Center of the American West, which houses numerous items that belonged to Richard Norman, including one of the original scripts of The Bull Dogger. (The mural pictured is at the Autry and features Norman film star Bill Pickett, second from the left.)
Museum of Science and History (MOSH), which also houses numerous Norman Studios artifacts. Barbara Tepa Lupack, author of
Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking, the first full biography on silent filmmaker Richard Norman.
Ben Model, silent film musical composer who screened and provided live musical accompaniment for screenings of The Flying Ace and Sleepy Sam the Sleuth at the Cinema Arts Centre in New York. Film Producer and Historian Aaron Pichel of
Ithaca Silent Movies.
Donald Sosin, international silent film musical composer who provided live musical accompaniment of The Flying Ace at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and the Lincoln Center in New York.
Impact Church of Jacksonville, Florida, which has graciously volunteered many man hours of cleaning and organizing the Norman Studios’ buildings and property.
Film Society of Lincoln Center and Columbia University School of the Arts, which included the Norman story and a screening of The Flying Ace as part of the Faded Glory: Oscar Micheaux and Pre-War Black Cinema conference and film series.
Vox Lumiere, a national touring stage production company that creates multi-media productions that present silent films in a whole new way.
Erin Healy Designs, who designed a silent film-inspired fashion collection.
Jacksonville Scene, who chose the Norman Studios as a recipient of its annual fundraising gala.
Separate Cinema, an internationally respected collection of more than 25,000 rare film posters, lobby cards and photographs from 30 countries chronicling the black film industry, including those of Richard Norman’s films. Filmmakers Nadia Ramoutar and Steph Borklund, along with students of the
Art Institute of Jacksonville, producers of Hollywood East: Florida’s Silent Film Legacy.
WJCT, which aired Hollywood East: Florida’s Silent Film Legacy.
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company and founder Darryl Reuben Hall, producer of Richard and Oscar: Filmmaking in Black and White. Shawn C. Bean, Author of award winning history The First Hollywood: Florida and the Golden Age of Silent Filmmaking.
Film Florida, which honored Richard Norman with its Film Florida Legends Award. Filmmaker Jerry Smith &
PineRidge Film and Television City of Jacksonville
Office of Film & Television City of Jacksonville
Parks and Recreation
Jacksonville Historical Society
Florida Motion Picture & Television Association
Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Festival
PRC Digital Media
Non Profit Center of Northeast Florida
University of Miami
American Black Film Festival
Essanay Silent Film Museum
San Francisco Silent Film Festival
Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum of African American History & Culture