Romo Vincent musical arrangements and photographs, 1913-1955

Finding aid prepared by Kim Weisberg. Reprocessed by Lori Dedeyan in 2015, machine- readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Title: Romo Vincent musical arrangements and photographs
Collection number: PASC-M 238
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.4 linear ft. (2 record cartons, 1 flat box, 1 oversize flat box)
Date (inclusive): 1913-1955
Abstract: This collection primarily contains scores and musical arrangements used in Romo Vincent's performances.
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.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Creator: Vincent, Romo, 1908-1989

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.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4962224 

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Romo Vincent Musical Arrangements and Photographs (Collection PASC-M 238). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Weisberg, May 19, 2004. Reprocessed by Lori Dedeyan in 2015.


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 manuscript scores and arrangements used in Vincent's performances. Scores include parts, lead sheets, vocal scores, and piano scores, and are accompanied by typescript lyrics sheets. Also included are photographs and a framed painting, possibly Vincent's work.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Vincent, Romo,1908-1989--Archives
Character actors and actresses--Archives.
Popular music.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

All I Wanna Do Is Eat. undated.

Box 1, Folder 2

Anything From Texas. undated.

Box 1, Folder 3

Basin Street. 1955.

Box 1, Folder 4

Birmingham Bus. 1944.

Box 1, Folder 5

Blues in the Night. undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Boogie Woogie Porter (Pullman Porter). undated.

Box 1, Folder 7

Chubby Blues. undated.

Box 1, Folder 8

Don't Put a Tax on the Beautiful Girls. undated.

Box 1, Folder 9

Drunk Bit. undated.

Box 1, Folder 10

French Travel Agency. undated.

Box 1, Folder 11

Gambler. undated.

Box 1, Folder 12

Good Day. 1955.

Box 1, Folder 13

Half of Me. undated.

Box 1, Folder 14

If I Only Had a Brain. undated.

Box 1, Folder 15

I Haven't Got a Brain In My Head. undated.

Box 1, Folder 16

Income Taxes. 1951.

Box 1, Folder 17

I Never Got to Play the Part. undated.

Box 1, Folder 18

In the Middle of the Line. undated.

Box 2, Folder 1

Italian Song. undated.

Box 2, Folder 2

I Want to Be Happy. undated.

Box 2, Folder 3

Jose O' Neill. undated.

Box 2, Folder 4

Last Round Up. undated.

Box 2, Folder 5

Little Red Book. undated.

Box 2, Folder 6

Lucky Day. undated.

Box 2, Folder 7

Me and My Sister. undated.

Box 2, Folder 8

Mexican Ambassador. 1952.

Box 2, Folder 9

My Rosa. undated.

Box 2, Folder 10

Operatic Medley. undated.

Box 2, Folder 11

Red, Red Robin. undated.

Box 2, Folder 12

Robert the Rabbit. undated.

Box 2, Folder 13

Rockin' Chair. undated.

Box 2, Folder 14

Russian Number. undated.

Box 2, Folder 15

Take It Easy. undated.

Box 2, Folder 16

There Out to Be a A Society. undated.

Box 2, Folder 17

They Forgot to Tell Her. undated.

Box 2, Folder 18

Tony the Barber. undated.

Box 2, Folder 19

Tout Song. undated.

Box 2, Folder 20

Who Walked Out. undated.

Box 3

Photographs. 1913-1954.

Scope and Content

Black and white photographs; include publicity stills from Vincent's films, event photographs, and signed headshots addressed to Vincent from actors such as Roy Rogers, Abbott and Costello, and others.
Box 4

Painting of children ice skating, untitled. undated.