The collection consists of Vic Mizzy musical scores
written for television shows, most notably the Addams Family and Green Acres.
Also, scores for three feature films, and two television movies. Six CD sound
recordings are in the collection, including the New Spiderman Theme written for
the DVD release of the film Spiderman 2. The collection is in the midst of being
processed and the finding aid will be updated periodically.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922, Vic Mizzy is a composer of popular music
for television and movies. Two of his most memorable and enduring compositions
are the themes for the 1960's CBS television shows The Addams Family and Green
Acres. Mizzy's musical education began at the age of four, when he learned to
play George Gershwin tunes on a player piano. At 14, he joined with his
childhood friend Irving Taylor to write songs and lyrics, eventually winning the
Fred Allen Collegiate Amateur Hour contest. Mizzy and Taylor joined the Navy in
World War II, but still managed to write hit songs such as Three Little Sisters
during the war years. By the early 1960's, Mizzy was living and working in
Hollywood, writing for the Richard Boone Show and Kentucky Jones, before being
asked to score The Addams Family. The theme for Green Acres followed, along with
scores for film and television movies. A Southern California resident, Mizzy's
current work includes the CD Songs For The Jogging Crowd (2003), as well as
2004's New Spiderman Theme, written for the DVD release of the film Spiderman
Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Music Library.
Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their
heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the
copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to
publish if the Music Library does not hold the copyright.
The collection is open for research.