Harry Lubin collection of television and motion picture music (Collection PASC 28-M)

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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

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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.

Container List

 

Television Projects Series 1.

 

Lorretta Young Show Subseries 1.

Box 1

Lorretta Young Show

Box 2

Lorretta Young Show

Box 3

Lorretta Young Show

Box 4

Lorretta Young Show

Box 5

Lorretta Young Show

Box 6

Lorretta Young Show

Box 7

Lorretta Young Show

Box 8

Lorretta Young Show

Box 9

Lorretta Young Show

Box 10

Lorretta Young Show

Box 11

Lorretta Young Show

Box 12

Lorretta Young Show

Box 15

Before Birth

Scope and Content

On folder, 218.
Box 15

Finale, Act I

Scope and Content

On folder, 211.
Box 15

Finale, Act II

Scope and Content

On folder, 215.
Box 15

Bewildered

Scope and Content

On folders, 212,213.
Box 15

Realization

Scope and Content

On folder, 214.
Box 15

You Are My Love

Scope and Content

On folders, 217, 216.
Box 13

Lorretta Young Show

 

One Step Beyond Subseries 2.

Box 14

One Step Beyond

 

Outer Limits Subseries 3.

Box 23

Outer Limits Cues

Box 24

Outer Limits Cues

 

Zane Grey Subseries 4.

Box 15

Zane Grey

 

Identification Music Subseries 6.

Box 15

Identification Music

 

Songs Subseries 7.

Box 15

Songs

Scope and Content Note

A Fool in Love -- Chant of the Pharoites -- Girla Theme Song -- Jeannie -- No One to Love Me -- On the Terrace -- Play it for Laughs -- The Greatest Love of All -- The Little Old Town -- The Man Who Lost His Heart.
 

New Themes Subseries 8.

Box 15

Themes

 

Film Projects Series 2.

Box 17

Disaster

Box 17

Mr. Reckless

Box 17

Waterfront at Midnight

Box 17

Wyoming Mail

Box 18

Caged Fury

Box 18

Mr. Reckless

Box 18

Tibet

Box 19

Tibet

 

Bridges Series 3.

Box 21

Comedy and Descriptive Bridges

Box 22

Comedy and Descriptive Bridges

 

Sound Recordings Series 4.

Box 19

Sound Recordings

Scope and Content Note

Scenes in the Himalayas -- Gypsy Memories -- Reminiscing -- Lament -- Variations on a Theme --Serenade to a City -- Behind Shadows -- Dignity -- A Trip to the Orient -- Ballet -- Play it for Laughs.
Box 20

Sound Recordings

Scope and Content Note

Father of the Rivers -- A Trip to the Far East -- Jungle Aire -- Valse Provinciale -- On the Farm -- Haunted -- The Neighborhood (Song of the Ghetto) -- Beauty -- Insect Polka -- Way Out West -- Weird -- Fear -- You Are My Love -- Paris -- On a Plantation.