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Finding Aid for the Edward Ward Collection 1940-1945
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Description
Collection consists of conductor's scores and/or sketches, in manuscripts or copies, for The singing bandit, Cobra woman, Where were you?, Broadway serenade, Kit Carson, Climax, Men of Texas, South of Pago Pago, My son, my son, It never rains in Hollywood, and Phantom of the opera, as well as unidentified musical sketches, printed sheet music, production notes, legal documents (including contracts), cue sheets, correspondence, and photographs.
Background
Ward was born on Apr. 2, 1896 in St. Louis, MO; attended Beethoven Schools of music; wrote film scores for "Cheers for Miss Bishop," "Thanks a million," "All American co-ed," and "Phantom of the opera;" wrote music for the London production of Clowns in clover, and wrote songs, including Who takes care of the caretaker's daughter?, Always and always, Lullaby of the bells, Dreaming of castles in the air, and Anybody home?; became a film executive; he died in 1971.
Extent
11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)