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Webster (Paul Francis) papers
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This collection contains papers of American lyricist Paul Francis Webster (1907-1984). Materials include: published sheet music, photographs, manuscripts and documents including lyric worksheets reflecting the development of Webster's lyrics, phonograph record albums, awards, and "Jump for Joy" production materials.
Paul Francis Webster (1907-1984) was an American lyricist. He began writing song lyrics for films in the 1930s and most often worked with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer beginning in the 1950s. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song three times for "Secret Love" (Calamity Jane, 1953); "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing" (Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, 1955); and "The Shadow of Your Smile" (The Sandpiper, 1965).
26.75 Linear Feet 23 boxes
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