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Morton (Lawrence) papers
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Description
Lawrence Morton (1904-1987) played the organ for silent movies and studied in New York before moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1940. He was a music critic for Script magazine, was the executive director of Evenings on the Roof, director of the Ojai Music Festival and curator of music at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The collection consists of books, articles, musical scores, clippings, manuscripts, and correspondence related to Lawrence Morton and his activities and friends in the Southern California music scene.
Background
Morton was born in 1904; he played the organ for silent movies and studied in New York before moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1940; wrote music criticism for Script magazine; executive director, Evenings on the Roof (later renamed Monday Evening Concerts), 1952-71; director of the Ojai Music Festival; as curator of music at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, he staged several Bing Concerts each year; died in 1987.
Extent
42.5 Linear Feet (85 boxes, 1 oversize folder, 50 oversize boxes)
Restrictions
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Availability
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