Louis Bromfield
Novelist, agrarian theorist
Louis Bromfield
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Birthday
27 December 1896
Deceased
18 March 1956
home town
City of bucyrus
Death Place
Lucas, Ohio
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Brumfield, Louis
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Obama's new egghead - American Thinker (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
As defined by American novelist, Louis Bromfield, there is no more apt description of the type of person that fills the teaching rosters at our universities and grinds out the regulatory apparatus of government that is strangling our economy and our
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Malabar Farm plans reservations-only picnic - Mansfield News Journal
Google News - over 5 years
LUCAS -- Malabar Farm will hold a reservations-only Picnic in the Park fundraiser for the continued preservation of Louis Bromfield's Big House from 5 to 8 pm Saturday in the main barn. A hog roast with locally grown fixings will be prepared by Mohican
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Welches ist denn ihr Lieblingsbuch? Umfrage der Woche - Stuttgarter Nachrichten
Google News - over 5 years
Gern lese ich auch Louis Bromfield oder Krimis. Die Krimis liest allerdings zuerst meine Frau. Wenn sie fertig ist, bekomme ich die Bücher. Rohr. Sommerzeit ist Urlaubszeit. Während im stressigen Alltag oft keine Zeit zum Lesen bleibt,
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One of Bromfield's final letters reveals concern for Brazilian land - Mansfield News Journal
Google News - over 5 years
30, 1956, international author and Lucas farmer Louis Bromfield penned one of his last letters. In failing health, Bromfield was living alone. He no doubt missed his daughter Ellen, her husband Carson Geld and grandson. The letter was addressed to
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ODNR seeking nominations - Urbana Daily Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
Created by ODNR in 1966, the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame has honored 155 individuals to date, including John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), explorer John Wesley Powell, conservationist/novelist Louis Bromfield, pioneering botanist Lucy Braun,
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Can 'Space Aliens' Save Us? - Antiwar.com
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The second such “threat” was the Soviet Union, and what Louis Bromfield derided as the “international psychopathic cult” of Marxist-Leninism – both of which collapsed under the weight of their own irrationality as the 1990s dawned
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Nominations sought for Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame Deadline for ... - La Prensa
Google News - over 5 years
Created by ODNR in 1966, the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame has proudly honored 155 individuals to date, including John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), explorer John Wesley Powell, conservationist/novelist Louis Bromfield, pioneering botanist Lucy
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Remarkable Visitor Destination Defines Sustainable Standards - EIN News (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The farm's history is as storied as its father; Pulitzer Prize-winning author and screenwriter Louis Bromfield. A pioneer in the best farming practices, Bromfield built the farm in 1939, selecting the site for its pastoral, rolling splendor
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Save the date: This week in celebrity wedding anniversaries - Kansas City Star
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Bogart and Bacall married in a small ceremony at the country home of Bogart's close friend, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield at Malabar Farm. They had two children. The were together until his death in 1957
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Travel: Shawshank Trail attracts film buffs - Waterloo Record
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The 32-room farmhouse, the onetime home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and conservationist Louis Bromfield (1896-1956), is where Hollywood stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married in 1945. Bogart and Bromfield had become friends when
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Escape to Shawshank: Fans of 1994 movie can follow footsteps of prison ... - The Republic
Google News - over 5 years
The 32-room farmhouse, the onetime home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and conservationist Louis Bromfield (1896-1956), is where Hollywood stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married in 1945. Bogart and Bromfield had become friends when
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The Mansfield That Was: Celebrities once flocked to Mansfield - Mansfield News Journal
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Louis Bromfield was responsible for bringing Hollywood stars to Mansfield in the 1940s and early 1950s. Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married at Malabar in a ceremony that attracted national attention. Bromfield gave a few of the stars who visited the
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Brigham Young (1940 movie) - TIME
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Written by Louis Bromfield and Lamar Trotti and directed by Henry Hathaway, it pushed Young's zeal to the background to concentrate on the love story of two young settlers, played by Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell, surely the all-time most glamorous
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EXHIBITION REVIEW | 'ON THE MONEY: CARTOONS FOR THE NEW YORKER'; In Tough Times, Finding the Humor in Value
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Remember when new American currency was being released a few years ago -- when the $20 bills and the $5 bills had just been redesigned, and the ornate elegance of the old bills was being replaced by the crude blank spaces, grotesquely large corner numerals and prettified portraits of the new? Play money. That's what these stiff slips of paper
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High Priest of the Pasture
NYTimes - over 11 years
The little dirt road is called Pure Meadows Lane, and to follow it across the slatted wooden cattle guard over the Middle River and into the 550 acres of Polyface farm in Swoope, Va., is to enter a peaceable kingdom, out of time and up-to-date. The oldest wing of the snug white clapboard farmhouse up ahead was built in 1750, and Polyface is just a
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The Embattled Farmers
NYTimes - over 12 years
THE FATE OF FAMILY FARMING Variations on an American Idea. By Ronald Jager. 244 pp. University Press of New England. $26. I LOVE food. I know nothing about farming. That most Americans would put these two sentences together shows how divorced we now are from our rural heritage. We might know a good tomato when we see one -- but we have very little
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Literature Re-enlists In the Military; Pilot Project Is Sending Books to American Ships And Troops Abroad
NYTimes - about 14 years
During World War II soldiers carried Armed Services Editions of pocket-size books and read them avidly whenever they had time. These were literary classics, popular novels, plays and nonfiction issued free to troops around the world. The books, increasingly dog-eared, were a cultural oasis as well as entertainment. Some soldiers took them into
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A Springtime Rite Worth a Year's Wait
NYTimes - over 16 years
AMONG golfers, this town of 10,000 about an hour's drive east of Pittsburgh is known for Arnold Palmer, who was born here. Among beer drinkers, it is known for Rolling Rock, the malty lager in the long-neck green bottles, which is brewed here. Among serious sundae scholars, all three of them, it is known as the birthplace of the banana split. But
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TV WEEKEND; Little Doris . . . Unhappy at Last, and at First
NYTimes - almost 18 years
Early in ''Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke,'' Bernard Lafferty, the title character's butler, conveys his disapproval of cosmetic surgery, and Doris (Lauren Bacall) says: ''How would you know, Bernard? Have you ever had a face lift?'' Bernard (Richard Chamberlain) seems taken aback. ''Good heavens, no,'' he tells her. So credibility is
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Louis Bromfield
1896
Louis Bromfield was born in Mansfield, Ohio, in 1896 to Charles Brumfield, originally from New England, and Annette Marie Coulter Brumfield, the daughter of an Ohio pioneer.
Bromfield decided to change the spelling of his name after it was misspelled on one of his early works. One of Mansfield's most famous natives, he made his home at Malabar Farm, near Lucas, Ohio, from 1939 until his death in 1956. Bromfield was friends with some of the most celebrated personalities of his era, including famous architect F. F. Schnitzer. Malabar Farm was the location for the wedding of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Bromfield studied Agriculture at Cornell University (1914–16), but he transferred to Columbia University to study Journalism, where he was initiated into the fraternal organization Phi Delta Theta. His time at Columbia would be brief; he left after less than a year to go to war. After serving with the American Field Service in World War I and being awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor, he returned to New York City and found work as a reporter.
1921
Louis Bromfield was married in 1921 to New York socialite Mary Appleton Wood, the daughter of prominent New York City attorney Chalmers Wood and his wife Ellen Appleton Smith.
1924
In 1924, his first novel, The Green Bay Tree, won instant acclaim.
He won the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for best novel for Early Autumn. All of his 30 books were best-sellers, and many, such as The Rains Came and Mrs. Parkington, were made into successful motion pictures.
1925
In 1925, Bromfield and his family left for a vacation in France, a country he had come to love during the war.
They stayed for thirteen years. Paris, between the wars was known for its expatriate community of American writers. Among the Bromfields' literary friends in the city were Edith Wharton, Natalie Barney, Sinclair Lewis, and Gertrude Stein. As World War II threatened Europe, the Bromfield family returned to the United States, where Bromfield bought 1,000 acres near his native Mansfield, Ohio. The farm, which he named "Malabar Farm" was to become his major work during his last 20 years. Bromfield was an early proponent of organic and self-sustaining gardening, and his farm was one of the first to stop using pesticides. The farm was used as a government test site for soil conservation practices. Bromfield's writings turned from fiction to nonfiction and his reputation and influence as a conservationist and farmer continued to expand. Today, thousands of visitors annually visit Malabar Farm State Park, which still operates under Bromfield's management philosophy. One of the park's notable features is the Doris Duke Woods, named for philanthropist Doris Duke, who was a friend of Bromfield's and whose donation helped purchase the property after his death.
1952
Mary Appleton Wood Bromfield died in 1952.
They had three daughters, Ann Bromfield, Hope Bromfield and Ellen Bromfield. The Green Bay Tree, 1924 Possession, 1925 Early Autumn, 1926 A Good Woman, 1927 The House of Women, 1927 stageplay The Work of Robert Nathan, 1927 The Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg, 1928 Awake and Rehearse, 1929 Tabloid News, 1930 Twenty-four Hours, 1930 A Modern Hero, 1932 The Farm, 1933 The Man Who Had Everything, 1935 The Rains Came, 1937 McLeod's Folly, 1939 England: A Dying Oligarchy, 1939 Night in Bombay, 1940 Wild Is the River, 1941 Mrs. Parkington, 1943 The World We Live In: Stories, 1944 What Became of Anna Bolton, 1944 Pleasant Valley, 1945 Bitter Lotus, Cleveland, Ohio: The World Publishing Company, 1945, (German translation by Elisabeth Rotten, Wien, Stuttgart: Humboldt-Verlag, 1941) A Few Brass Tacks, 1946 Colorado, 1947 Kenny, 1947 Malabar Farm, 1948 Out of the Earth, 1950 Mr. Smith, 1951 The Wealth of the Soil, 1952 Up Ferguson Way, 1953 A New Pattern for a Tired World (available online), 1954 Animals and Other People, 1955 From My Experience, 1955
1956
Died in 1956.
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