Sammy Cahn papers
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Title: Sammy Cahn papers
Date (inclusive): 1933-1993
Date (bulk): 1930s, 1950s-1980s
Collection number: 147
Creator: Cahn, Sammy
Extent: 24 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Sammy Cahn papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Gift of Mrs. Tita Cahn, 1994-2001
Sammy Cahn was an American lyricist. His twenty-six Oscar nominations spread over four decades resulted in four Academy Awards for best song. Cahn received Oscars for the title song from THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954), "All the Way" from THE JOKER IS WILD (1957), "High Hopes" from A HOLE IN THE HEAD (1959), and "Call Me Irresponsible" from PAPA'S DELICATE CONDITION (1963).
The Sammy Cahn papers span the years 1933-1993 (bulk 1930s, 1950s-1980s) and encompass 24 linear feet. The collection contains lyrics, music manuscripts, scripts, correspondence, clippings, sheet music, and disc recordings.
Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Commercials; B. Produced; 3. Stage files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 4. Subject files; 5. Personal papers; 6. Other papers, subseries A-C as follows: A. Lyric manuscript files; B. Music manuscript files; C. Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin song files; 7. Biography; 8. Books; 9. Oversize; 10. Scrapbooks
Cahn, Sammy , 1913-1993--Archives