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Harry Lubin collection of television and motion picture music (Collection PASC 28-M)
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  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Harry Lubin collection of television and motion picture music
    Collection number: PASC 28-M
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 57.5 linear ft. (115 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): ca.1945-ca.1970
    Abstract: Manuscript scores, or scores and parts, of music composed by Lubin for the Loretta Young show, One step beyond, The Outer Limits, and various other television shows; music for the motion pictures Disaster, Wyoming Mail, Waterfront at Midnight, Mr. Reckless, Caged Fury, and Tibet; miscellaneous themes, cues, and songs with lyrics.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Lubin, Harry

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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 where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Harry Lubin Television and Motion Picture Music (Collection Number PASC 28-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biographical Note

    During his three decades of showbusiness, Harry Lubin attained musical distinction in three fields: composing; conducting and arranging. From the time he began his career at the age of 19 as a piano accompanist for the renowed basso, Feodore Chaliapin, Lubin has been musically active on the concert state, in the Broadway legitimate theater, in the recording field, in opera, radio, motion pictures and television.
    At the age of 20, he was musical director of the irving Palace Theatre in New York, where he wrote his first operetta. He leftthe Irving Palace to become one of the youngest musical directors in the foreign department of the Aeolian, Vocalian, and later, the Brunswich Phonograph Company.
    In 1932, Lubin conducted and arranged the music for Max Gordon's "Making Mary," which was produced on Broadway that year. When he left Brunswich, Lubin joined the late S.L. Rothafel at his theater, where he was responsible for one-hour condensations of various operas. He moved over to NBC with Rothafel until Rothafel's death in 1936.
    In 1938, Lubin joined the Advertisers Broadcasters Company as musical director. During a seven-year tenure, he was in charge of as many as 28 shows per week.
    In January, 1945, Lubin became the musical director for the radio program, "Galmour Manor." In August of that year, he resigned from the Advertisers Broadcasting Company in order to go to the West Coast with "Glamour Manor" on the ABC network. While in California he composed and scored music for five films.
    Lubin made his television debut at musical director for the first "Pinky Lee Show." When Loretta young began her own television series, Lubin was selected to be the music director.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of manuscript scores, or scores and parts, of music composed by Lubin for the Loretta Young Show, One Step Beyond, The Outer Limits, and various other television shows; music for the motion pictures Disaster, Wyoming Mail, Waterfront at Midnight, Mr. Reckless, Caged Fury, and Tibet; miscellaneous themes, cues, and songs with lyrics. Also included is Harry Lubin's file of collection contents, including cue titles.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Television Projects
    • Series 2. Film Projects
    • Series 3. Bridges
    • Series 4. Sound Recordings

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Motion picture music--Scores and parts.
    Music--Manuscripts.
    Television music --Scores and parts.