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Finding Aid for the Alfred Newman Collection ca. 1940-1959
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Description
Collection consists of 78 rpm and 33 rpm recordings of soundtracks composed by Newman, and other music conducted by Newman.
Background
Newman was born on Mar. 17, 1901 in New Haven, CT; became pianist, composer, and conductor; studied with Sigismond Stojowski, Reuben Goldmark, George Wedge, and Arnold Schoenberg; at age 13 he played piano at the Strand Theatre in NY, and was a pianist, accompanist, and conductor in vaudeville, and later in Broadway musicals; moved to Hollywood in 1930; appeared as a guest conductor with the Cincinnati Symphony, National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony; became writer of film scores; won Academy Awards for The song of Bernadette (1943), Mother wore tights (1947), With a song in my heart (1952), Call me madam (1953), Love is a many-splendored thing (1955), The King and I (1956), and Camelot (1967); he died on Feb. 17, 1970 in Los Angeles.
Extent
6 boxes