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Finding aid for the Miles Goodman musical compositions, 1974-1996 PASC-M.0140
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  • Title: Miles Goodman musical compositions
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC-M.0140
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 22.2 linear feet (23 flat boxes and 13 oversize flat boxes)
    Date: 1974-1996
    Abstract: Miles Goodman was a composer for film and television. The collection consists mostly of his spotting notes and manuscripts for productions in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as scores for the arrangers and performers.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Creator: Goodman, Miles

    Conditions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to 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 UCLA Library Special Collections does not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Miles Goodman Musical Compositions (Collection PASC-M 140). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5340583 


    Miles Goodman was born August 27, 1949 in Los Angeles, CA, and attended Antioch College in Ohio. He began scoring television shows in the 1970s, and in the late 1980s switched to doing mostly feature films, becoming known primarily for his work in comedies. He was a frequent collaborator with director Frank Oz, composing music for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, What About Bob?, and Little Shop of Horrors, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. A fan of jazz music, Goodman also produced several record albums. He died on August 16, 1996, at his home in Brentwood.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists primarily of Miles Goodman's spotting notes and manuscripts for film and television productions in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as scores for arrangers and performers. There is some material for several unrealized projects as well as songs written by Goodman, many in collaboration with Douglas Brayfield. There is no personal material.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Series 1. Feature film music
    2. Series 2. Television music
    3. Series 3. Other compositions

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Goodman, Miles.
    Motion picture music--Scores.
    Television music--Scores.