This collection consists of manuscript sketches, scores and parts for compositions by Victor Young, created for the television
programs Medic, The Tony Martin Show (drawing on material from Texaco Star Theater), and various films and popular musicians
from the 1950s.
Victor Young was an American composer, conductor, and violinist. Born in Chicago, IL on August 8, 1900, into a musical family,
he was educated at the Warsaw Conservatory in Poland. As a teenager, he toured Europe as violinist with the Warsaw Philharmonic,
and later gave imperial concerts in Russia. Returning to the United States in 1920, he worked in Chicago as a violinist, arranger
and conductor for radio and theater during the 1920s and 1930s. He arranged many of Bing Crosby's records for Decca, and worked
as a songwriter for Broadway musicals and revues such as Murder at the Vanities (1933), Blackbirds of 1933 (1933), and Winged
Victory (1944). He joined Paramount studios in 1935 and wrote over 300 film scores over a period of 20 years, including music
for Around the World in 80 Days (1956), Johnny Guitar (1954), The Quiet Man (1952), The Star (1952), and others. Young received
22 Academy Award nominations for his film music, finally being posthumously awarded an Oscar for Around the World in 80 Days.
He composed many popular songs, such as "Love Letters", "My Foolish Heart", "Stella By Starlight", "Sweet Sue, Just You",
and "Street of Dreams." He died in Palm Springs on November 11, 1956.
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