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Description
The Sammy Cahn papers span the years 1933-1993 (bulk 1930s, 1950s-1980s) and encompass 24 linear feet. The collection contains lyrics, music manuscripts, scripts, correspondence, clippings, sheet music, and disc recordings.
Background
Sammy Cahn was an American lyricist. His twenty-six Oscar nominations spread over four decades resulted in four Academy Awards for best song. Cahn received Oscars for the title song from THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954), "All the Way" from THE JOKER IS WILD (1957), "High Hopes" from A HOLE IN THE HEAD (1959), and "Call Me Irresponsible" from PAPA'S DELICATE CONDITION (1963).
Extent
24 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.