Jerry Goldsmith music sketches

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Jerry Goldsmith music sketches
Date (inclusive): 1957-2003
Collection number: 183
Creator: Goldsmith, Jerry
Extent: 90 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Jerry Goldsmith music sketches, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Jerry Goldsmith was an American composer active in film from 1957 to 2003. He received an Oscar for his original score for THE OMEN (1976) and has eighteen Academy Award nominations. For the 70th Annual Academy Award show in 1998, Goldsmith composed a "Fanfare for Oscar."

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Jerry Goldsmith music sketches span the years 1957-1996 and encompass 90 linear feet. The collection consists of Goldsmith's original handwritten music sketches for more than a hundred motion pictures. Also, a small amount of production material, including instrumental breakdown sheets and music timing notes.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files

Indexing Terms

Goldsmith, Jerry , 1929-2004--Archives