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Norman Newton

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BC Archives list of titled amateur films.


Radio producer (CBC), playwright, actor, novelist

Biographical Notes:

Contributed to Stan Fox's films Abelard Before a Mirror (1949) and In the Daytime (1949-50).

"Norman Newton (b. 1929) was a CBC radio producer based in Prince Rupert and Vancouver. In the mid-1950s, he was freelancing with both the BBC and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in London, England. He left this work when he received a Canadian Foundation Grant to complete a novel about Aztec culture. He moved to Spain and subsequently to Mexico. The interest in Amer-Indian cultures aroused by this project is reflected in various musical documentaries he produced later in his career. In 1960, Newton rejoined the CBC as a staff member of CFPR Prince Rupert. By 1964, he had transferred to CBU Vancouver, working initially in radio drama and documentaries. He was eventually assigned to produce the broadcasts of the CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, at the time when radio producers were beginning to specialize. Newton retired from the CBC in 1986." (BC Archives)

Newton retired to Gabriola Island. He died on December 27, 2011. (ABC Bookworld)

Bibliographic Resources:

"Newton, Norman Lewis, 1929-": BC Archives name authority. http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/newton-norman-lewis-1929
"Newton, Norman": bio. ABC Bookworld. http://www.abcbookworld.com/view_author.php?id=4015