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Paul A. Marquardt music for silent films
PASC-M 4  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Paul A. Marquardt music for silent films
    Collection number: PASC-M 4
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.4 linear ft. (6 flat boxes and 2 oversize flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1943
    Abstract: This collection contains the manuscript and published scores of film composer Paul A. Marquardt.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    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: Marquardt, Paul (Composer)

    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], Paul A. Marquardt Music for Silent Films (Collection PASC-M 4). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233369 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Frank Dellestritto, 1975.


    Paul Marquardt was born on 13 January 1889 in Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germany as Paul Alfred Marquardt. Over the course of his career as a film music composer, he worked on some of MGM's most famous films, such as The Wizard of Oz (1939), A Day at the Races (1937) and Rio Rita (1942). He died on October 30, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Scope and Content

    This collection largely contains manuscripts and manuscript reproductions for various compositions, either composed or arranged by Marquardt. Also included are several marches, an opera, and 67 pieces of silent film music published by the Music Buyers Corporation.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged into the following series:
    • Series 1. Manuscripts
    • Series 2. Published scores

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Silent film music--Scores.