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Marquardt (Paul A.) music for silent films
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Paul A. Marquardt music for silent films
    Creator: Marquardt, Paul (Composer)
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC-M.0004
    Physical Description: 4.4 Linear Feet (6 flat boxes and 2 oversize flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1943
    Abstract: This collection contains the manuscript and published scores of film composer Paul A. Marquardt.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Frank Dellestritto, 1975.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Paul A. Marquardt Music for Silent Films (Collection PASC-M 4). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

    Processed by UCLA Library Special Collections staff. Reprocessed in 2015 by Lori Dedeyan.
    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
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    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9922213273606533 


    Paul Marquardt was born on 13 January 1889 in Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germany as Paul Alfred Marquardt. Over the course of his career as a film music composer, he worked on some of MGM's most famous films, such as The Wizard of Oz (1939), A Day at the Races (1937) and Rio Rita (1942). He died on October 30, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Scope and Content

    This collection largely contains manuscripts and manuscript reproductions for various compositions, either composed or arranged by Marquardt. Also included are several marches, an opera, and 67 pieces of silent film music published by the Music Buyers Corporation.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged into the following series:
    • Series 1. Manuscripts
    • Series 2. Published scores

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Silent film music -- Scores.
    Music -- Manuscripts.