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Edward Ward papers 1891-1961
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Film Music. Series 1. Bulk, 1925-1954. 1891-1954.

Scope and Content

This series contains manuscript scores for films that Ward worked on for various studios. They include vocal scores, conductor's scores, lead sheets, and sketches. Also included are scripts for films, as well as songbooks and works by other composers, which were used by Ward for research or to build upon.
Box 5, Folder 1

Broadway Serenade (parts). 1939.

Box 5, Folder 2

Cheers For Miss Bishop (vocal scores and lead sheets). circa 1941.

Box 5, Folders 3-4

The Climax (conductor's scores). 1944.

Box 5, Folder 5

Cobra Woman (conductor's scores). 1943.

Box 5, Folder 6

The Good Earth (conductor's score). 1936.

Box 5, Folder 7

Her Primitive Man (conductor's scores). 1944.

Box 6, Folders 1-9

It Never Rains in Hollywood (vocal scores, lead sheets, sketches, and scripts). undated.

Scope and Content

Includes: Datin' With the Promised Land; Dream Girl; I'd Even Shine His Shoes; It Never Rains in Hollywood; The One Spot; Take Hold of My Hand; and There's a Runner in My Stocking.
Box 5, Folder 8

Kit Carson (lead sheets and vocal scores). circa 1940.

Box 5, Folder 9

Maytime (vocal scores). 1936.

Box 5, Folder 10

Men of Texas (conductor's scores). 1942.

Box 7, Folders 8-9

My Son! My Son! (conductor's score, parts and sketches). circa 1940.

Box 5, Folder 11

The Merry Widow (sketches). 1934.

Box 5, Folder 12

Naughty Marietta (conductor's scores). circa 1935.

Box 5, Folder 13

The Phantom of the Opera (vocal scores). 1943.

Box 7, Folders 1-9

South of Pago Pago (conductor's scores, full scores and sketches). circa 1940.

Scope and Content

Includes: After the Toast, The Altar, Bottle of Rum, Carry You Away, The Clock, Coo Coo's Death, Carry You Away, and Ulili (Drum) Routine.
Boxes 1-4

The Singing Bandit (conductor's scores, vocal scores and lead sheets). undated.

Scope and Content

Includes: Bells of Monterey; Dance- Mexico; Gold; Heart Strings; I Can't Stop; Just One Love; Love is Whispering; More and More; Opening- Act I (Fiesta); Ride Caballeros; Susanna Entrance; and Sacramento Packet.
Box 5, Folder 14

These Glamour Girls (conductor's scores). 1939.

Box 10, Folder 1

Songs: Cubana (vocal scores). undated.

Box 10, Folder 2

Songs: Hold On To Love (vocal scores). undated.

Box 10, Folder 3

Songs: I'll Be There With You (vocal scores). undated.

Box 10, Folder 4

Songs: Song of Steel (vocal scores). undated.

Box 10, Folder 5

Songs written with Rex Ford (sketches, lyrics sheets, scores and contracts). 1953-1954.

Scope and Content

Includes: Sam the Softshoe Man, Where Were You, and others.
Box 10, Folder 6

Song sketches. undated.

Scope and Content

Includes: Breakin' Up a Rhythm; Goodnight, Sweet Princess; Hum Sumpin' (Hum Something); Kill That Cat!; My Estate; Happy Landings; Pinky Poo; Remember Me?; Totem Pole Headache; When I'm With You; Why Tomorrow?; With You; and other untitled manuscripts.
Box 10, Folder 7

Published numbers. 1925-1942.

Scope and Content

Includes songs from Broadway Serenade (1939), Fiesta (1942), Kit Carson (1940), Shopworn Angel (1938), and The Women (1939).
Box 10, Folder 8

Script: Forty- Five Minutes from Broadway. 1940s.

Box 10, Folder 9

Script: Sound Your 'A'. undated.

Box 10, Folder 10

Script: The Wayward Bride. 1949.

Box 10, Folder 11

Unlabeled cue sheet. undated.

Box 11

Research: published music by other composers. 1891-1940s.

Scope and Content

Includes songbooks of Brazilian, Hungarian, Latin American, Mexican, and Polish popular songs, as well as individual works (largely compositions for violin and piano). Also includes a book: Frank Skinner's New Method for Orchestra Scoring.
 

Legal and personal materials. Series 2.  1925-1961.

Scope and Content

This series contains Ward's personal and professional documents. Professional documents include composition inventories, cue sheets for films, and contracts with film studios, production agencies, and music publishers. Motion picture agreements include Universal Pictures, MGM, Warner Brothers, Hal Roach Studios, RKO Radio Pictures, Allied Artists Productions, Richard A. Rowland Productions, and Edward Small Productions. The legal documents pertain to court cases for both personal and professional matters, and are from his dossier at his lawyer Thomas Morris's office. Included are the details of his royalty agreements with various publishers, as well as suits involving various entities, such as the American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP).
Personal materials include photographs, fan mail, music written for Ward, notes on a biography, and an painting on board.
Box 8, Folder 1

Composition list and cue sheets. 1942-1945.

Box 8, Folder 2

Motion Picture Agreements. 1929-1949.

Box 8, Folder 3

Music Publishers' Contracts. 1925-1941.

Box 8, Folders 4-9

Legal documents for personal and professional court cases. 1939-1954.

Box 8, Folder 10

Ward Agency documents. 1946.

Box 8, Folder 11

Mounted score: "Dedicated to Edward on His 450th Anniversary". 1936 April 3.

Box 8, Folder 12

Mounted score: "You're A Horse's Nether Extremity". undated.

Box 8, Folder 13

Painting: "Rehearsal" by Blewitt. 1946 May 14.

Box 9, Folder 1

Proposal for MGM Orchestra World Tour. undated.

Box 9, Folder 2

ASCAP mailer. 1958 January.

Box 9, Folder 3

Boxoffice award for Best Picture of the Month- Boys Town. 1938 September.

Box 9, Folder 4

Notes on the Life of Edward Ward. undated.

Box 9, Folders 5-6

Fan mail and song title requests for "Phantom of the Opera". 1943-1944.

Box 9, Folder 7

Photographs. 1930s-1940s.

Scope and Content

Includes photographs of Ward with Irene Bordoni and others. Also includes signed headshots addressed to Ward from Buster Crabb, Nelson Eddie, Frank Faye, Jack LaRue, Ted Lewis, Charles Collins and Dorothy Stone.
Box 9, Folder 8

Issues of Los Angeles Examiner about The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. 1961 April.