Hilla Rebay letter

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Hilla Rebay letter 
Hi, this is a character voice of Hilla Rebay - dramatic read of a letter she sent to Frank Lloyd Wright in 1943. She was 53 years old at the time. Nothing too dramatic. She may have had a slight German accent but we don't need to have an accent if it's too tricky to get it right.

Background on her:
Hildegard Anna Augusta Elizabeth Freiin[1] Rebay von Ehrenwiesen, Baroness Hilla von Rebay, or simply Hilla Rebay (31 May 1890, Strasbourg, Alsace - 27 September 1967, Greens Farms, Connecticut), was one of the few female abstract painters in the beginning of the 20th century.

She came from a German noble family. She lived in Berlin for a while, before moving to the United States in 1927.

She was also an avid art collector, and a long-time friend and confidante of Solomon R. Guggenheim, and helped him buy various artworks to establish the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. She was also the one who chose architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design the museum.

Apart from her meticulous taste in modern art, and painting many pieces herself, she was rumoured to be difficult and bossy. She had a good rapport with Solomon Guggenheim, but not with the rest of the family, especially his niece Peggy. She was internally called "the B", (not for "baroness"), and when Guggenheim died, the family expelled her from the board of directors.

2009-06-19 15:41:46 GMT
2009-06-23 09:00:00 (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 150
24 words
English - USA and Canada
Hilla Rebay, 53. Abstract painter and art collector.
Middle Age Female
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
The Voice Actor should have at least 2 years of experience in the voice industry.
This is a non-union project

Script Details


FEMALE 1 -NARRATOR – On June 1, 1943, Hilla Rebay wrote a letter to Frank Lloyd Wright. Rebay was curator of Solomon Guggenheim’s collection of non-objective paintings, and she wanted Wright to design a museum to house Guggenheim’s works.

FEMALE 2 – …I need a fighter, a lover of space, an originator, a tester and a wise man…

FEMALE 1- NARRATOR – …she wrote. Then added:

FEMALE 2- VOICE – …I want a temple of spirit, a monument!

FEMALE 1- NARRATOR – Wright responded formally:

MALE 1 VOICE – I appreciate your appreciation. I would like to do something such as you suggest for your worthy foundation.

FEMALE 1 NARRATOR – Wright set to work. Although the building would not be completed for another 15 years, his vision was clear early on. Look around at the final design as you listen to Wright’s letter to Rebay from January 1944:

MALE 1 VOICE – A museum should have above all a clear atmosphere of light and sympathetic surface…

FEMALE 1 NARRATOR – …he wrote...

MALE 1 VOICE – A museum should be one extended expansive well proportioned floor space from bottom to top. …a great calm and breadth pervading the whole place…

FEMALE 1 NARRATOR – Wright concluded:

MALE 1 VOICE – The whole thing will either throw you off your guard entirely or be just about what you have been dreaming about.

FEMALE 1 NARRATOR – Construction finally began in 1956. The museum took a little over two years and 3.5 million dollars to build. Press play to hear more about its innovative design. 
FEMALE 2 – …I need a fighter, a lover of space, an originator, a tester and a wise man…

FEMALE 2- VOICE – …I want a temple of spirit, a monument!  
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