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Description
The Alex North papers span the years 1930-1995 (bulk 1960s-1980s) and encompass 47.5 linear feet. The production files contain scripts, conductor scores, correspondence, music notes, and sheet music for films from 1951 to 1991. There are conductor scores for 32 films from 1951 to 1969. The music files contain full scores, sketches, photostats of sketches, and photocopies of full scores for more than 50 motion pictures.
Background
Alex North was an American film composer active from 1951 to 1993. His fifteen Academy Award nominations span four decades. North was the first composer to receive an Honorary Academy Award (1985).
Extent
47.5 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.