Finding Aid for the Romo Vincent Collection of Musical Arrangements, 1937-1977

Processed by Kim Weisberg.
University of California, Los Angeles, Library
Performing Arts Special Collections, Room A1713
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid of the Romo Vincent Collection of Musical Arrangements, 1937-1977

Collection number: 238

UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections



University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Kim Weisberg.
Date Completed
May 19, 2004
Encoded by:
Stephen Davison.
©2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Romo Vincent Collection of Musical Arrangements,
Date (inclusive): 1937-1977
Collection number: 238
Creator: Vincent, Romo
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Scores and musical arrangements used in Vincent's performances.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact Performing Arts Special Collections Special Collections for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Music Library. 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 Performing Arts Special Collections does not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Romo Vincent Collection of Musical Arrangements, 238, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by: Kim Weisberg, May 19, 2004

Biography

Romo Vincent was born in Chicago on December 23, 1908; he was a comedic character actor, appearing in film and television productions between 1937 and 1977, often playing policemen and cab drivers; he died in Los Angeles on January 16, 1989.

Scope and Content

Collection consists primarily of scores and musical arrangements used in Vincent's performances.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Vincent, Romo,1908-1989--Archives
Popular music
Character actors and actresses--Archival resources
Comedians--Archival resources


Container List

Box 1, Item 1

"French travel agency" and "I haven't got a brain in my head"

Box 1, Item 2

"Me and my sisters" and "Chubby blues"

Box 1, Item 3

"Drunk bit," "Who walked out," "Robert the rabbit," "Tony the barber," "I never got to play the part," "My Rosa"

Box 1, Item 4

"They forgot to tell her," "Russian ballet," "Boogie Woogie Porter"

Box 1, Item 5

"There ought to be a society," "Don't put a tax on the beautiful girls," "Take it easy," "Little red book"

Box 1, Item 6

"Basin street," "Blues in the night," "Lucky day," "Half of me"

Box 1, Item 7

"Good day," "Get happy," "I want to be happy," "Red, red robin"

Box 2, Item 1

"Gambler," "In the middle of the line," "Rockin' chair," "Racetrack tout song," "If I only had a brain"

Box 2, Item 2

"Jose O'Neill," "Italian song," "Income taxes"

Box 2, Item 3

"Mexican ambassador," "Operatic medley," "All I wanna do is eat"

Box 2, Item 4

"Birmingham bus," "Anything from Texas," "Last round-up"