Ellis Nassour Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Ellis Nassour Collection, 1357 THL

Scope and Content: This collection contains material acquired by Ellis Nassour in writing Honky Tonk Angel, an Intimate Biography of Patsy Cline. Included are transcripts of oral history interviews and five items of correspondence from Patsy Cline.
(1 box) Last updated 05/04.

Biographical/Historical: Ellis Nassour was born on October 25, 1941 in Vicksburg, MS. He is based in New York City and is an entertainment journalist who has written for The New York Times, Theatre Week, and Broadway. In addition to his book, Honky Tonk Angel, he is also the author of the rock opera, The Creation of Jesus Christ Superstar (Hawthorn/Dutton, 1993) and Patsy Cline: An Intimate Biography *Tower Books, 1981). He is author and lyricist of Patsy?Honky Tonk Angel, a 2-act biographical musical based on the book.

Cite As: Ellis Nassour Collection, 1357 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Book Reviews of Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline, March 5, 1993, 4 leaves printed (photocopy)

Correspondence-Letters written by Patsy Cline:
To Louise Seger--May 29, 1961, June 26, 1961, 16 leaves manuscript (photocopy)
To Louise Seger--January 22, 1962, 5 leaves manuscript (photocopy)
To Trudy--July 3, 1961
To Jim McCoy--July 7, 1961, 5 leaves manuscript (photocopy)

News Articles, Patsy Cline, 10 leaves printed (photocopy)

Photos (photocopies), 9 leaves printed (photocopy)

"Patsy"--The Patsy Cline Musical, 1 leaf printed (photocopy)

Songs Recorded by Patsy Cline, 29 leaves printed (photocopy)

Transcripts: Oral History Interviews
Jim Dean
Roy Deaton
Hank Cochran
[Ralph] Emery
George Hamilton IV
Fay Crutchley
Kathy Hughes
Jan Howard
Roger Miller
Bobby Sikes
Dottie West
11 items, typescript (photocopies)

Oversize MapCase 1, Drawer 18

LP Repros, color
Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline Live at the Opry
Patsy Cline, 12 Greates
Hits

Photographs

Patsy Cline singing, in evening dress, at the Opry in May 1962, Randy Hughes left, plays guitar, on bass is Lightnin' Chance, also Hughes's business partner.

Patsy Cline, singing in street dress before microphone

Patsy Cline, in cowgirl outfit

Poster, Patsy Cline wearing lavender cowgirl outfit singing with Randy Hughes

Patsy Cline in cowgirl outfit, right foot on barrel