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Charles Fox musical compositions
PASC-M 275  
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  • Title: Charles Fox musical compositions
    Collection number: PASC-M 275
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 6.2 linear ft. (13 flat boxes and 1 oversize flat box)
    Date (inclusive): 1971-1977
    Abstract: The collection consists of scores and parts for film, television, and popular music, by composer Charles Fox.
    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: Fox, Charles, 1940-

    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], Charles Fox Musical Compositions (Collection PASC-M 275). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    Charles Fox (b. October 30, 1940) composed music for over fifty television films and motion pictures, a ballet score, A Song for Dead Warriors, and an orchestral suite, A Thousand Heroes. He graduated from the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan, and later studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. Fox then went on to compose and arrange for Tito Puente and Ray Barretto. He wrote station break music for The Tonight Show before scoring his first film, The Incident. He then studied electronic music at Columbia University with Vladimir Ussachevsky, leading him to become one of the first to compose electronic scores for film. He won an Emmy Award for his score to the television film, Love, American Style, a Grammy for his hit, "Killing Me Softly With His Song", and a Young New York Film Critic's Award for "I Got a Name" from The Last American Hero. Fox earned two Oscar nominations for "Ready to Take a Chance Again" and "Richard's Window." Other credits include film scores for Nine to Five, and The Gods Must Be Crazy, and the themes for the television shows Little Darling, The Love Boat, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and The Paper Chase.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains scores composed by Fox for various television programs, television movies, and popular artists. The scores are largely manuscripts and manuscript reproductions; however, there are a few print scores.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Television music
      • Subseries 1.1. Television movies
      • Subseries 1.2. Television shows
    • Series 2. Popular songs

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5391185 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Television music--Scores.