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George Antheil papers, 1935-1957
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Series 1. Film projects.

Scope and Content

Antheil composed music for films by directors Cecil B. DeMille, John Huston, Nicholas Ray, Ben Hecht and Stanley Kramer, among others. Series includes manuscript and reproduction scores and parts, including a holograph score for the surrealist noir film Dementia (1955). Material is generally undated; dates following titles are those of the film's release. Some oversized scores are housed separately.
The films Harlem Sketches and Orchids to Charlie were shorts.
Box 1, Folders 1-3

Angels over Broadway (1940).

Box 1, Folders 4-6

The Buccaneer (1938).

Box 2, Folders 1-3

Dementia (1955). 1953.

Box 2, Folder 4, Box 3, Folders 1-2

The Fighting Kentuckian (1949).

Box 3, Folder 3

Harlem Sketches [Harlem Picture] (1935).

Box 3, Folders 4-5, Box 4, Folder 1

House By the River [Floodtide] (1950).

Box 4, Folders 2-5, Box 6, Folders 1-3, Box 37, Folders 2-7, Box 5

Hunters of the Deep (1955).

Box 6, Folder 4

In a Lonely Place (1950).

Box 7, Folders 1-2, Box 6, Folder 5

The Juggler (1953).

Box 7, Folders 3-4

Knock On Any Door (1949).

Box 7, Folders 5-6, Box 36, Box 12, Folders 1-2, Boxes 8-11

Not As a Stranger (1955).

Box 13, Box 12, Folders 3-5

Once in a Blue Moon (1935).

Box 15, Folders 1-2, Box 14, Box 39, Folders 3-6

Orchids to Charlie [Orchids for Charlie] (1941).

Box 16, Folder 1, Box 15, Folder 3

The Plainsman (1936).

Box 16, Folders 2-3

The Plainsman and the Lady (1946).

Box 38, Box 39, Folders 1-2

The Pride and the Passion (1957): Full score manuscripts.

Box 16, Folder 4, Boxes 17-25

The Pride and the Passion (1957): Parts.

Box 26, Box 27, Folder 2

The Pride and the Passion (1957): Sketches and conductors scores.

Box 27, Folder 1

The Pride and the Passion (1957): Clippings and ephemera.

Box 27, Folder 3

The Pride and the Passion (1957): Songs.

Scope and Content

Also includes some material from The Young Don't Cry (1957).
Box 27, Folders 4-5

The Pride and the Passion (1957): Photostat scores.

Box 28, Folders 1-2

Repeat Performance (1947).

Box 28, Folders 3-5

Sirocco (1951).

Box 1, Folders 7-9

The Sniper (1952).

Box 29, Box 37, Folder 1, Box 30, Folders 1-3

Specter of the Rose (1946).

Box 30, Folders 4-5

That Brennan Girl (1946).

Box 31, Folder 1

Tokyo Joe (1949).

Box 31, Folder 2

We Were Strangers [Rough Sketch] (1949).

 

Series 2. Television projects.

Scope and Content

Primarily contains scores of music written for the CBS documentary series The Twentieth Century, which aired from 1957 to 1968.
Box 32, Folder 1

The Twentieth Century: Churchill, Man of the Century [A Little Mouse of Thought].

Box 32, Folder 2

The Twentieth Century: D-Day Attack.

Box 32, Folder 3

The Twentieth Century: Gandhi.

Box 32, Folder 4

The Twentieth Century: Guided Missile.

Box 32, Folders 5-6

The Twentieth Century: Liberation of Paris.

Box 33, Folders 1-2

The Twentieth Century: Mission Outer Space.

Box 33, Folder 3

The Twentieth Century: Remagen Bridge.

Box 33, Folder 4

The Twentieth Century: War in China.

Box 33, Folder 5

The Twentieth Century: War in Spain.

Box 33, Folder 6

The Twentieth Century: The Windsors.

Box 35, Folder 2

Woman Without Shadow.

Box 34, Folder 1

Television cues: The Twentieth Century.

Box 34, Folders 2-4

Television cues.

Scope and Content

Cues for television programs of various genres; specific productions unknown.
 

Series 3. Other musical compositions.

Box 35, Folders 3-5

Songs.

Box 35, Folder 6

Requiem.

Scope and Content

Possibly Requiem for the Soldiers of the Last War, 1927.
Box 35, Folder 7

Toccata No. 2. [1948] .

Scope and Content

Piano solo, reproduction.
Box 35, Folders 8-9

The Wish. [1954] .

Scope and Content

Orchestral score for the opera, reproduction.
Box 40, Box 42, Folder 5

Unidentified scores.

Scope and Content

Includes music written for unidentified film or television projects.
Box 35, Folder 1

Instructions for system of orchestral indication. 1957.

Box 42, Folder 6

Chansons de France by Marcel Vigneras (publication). 1941.

 

Series 4. World War II writings.

Scope and Content

Antheil’s book The Shape of the War to Come (published anonymously in 1940), along with magazine articles written about World War II, led him to be hired by Los Angeles publisher Manchester Boddy to analyze the war for his radio program. In 1943, Antheil left Boddy’s program for John Nesbitt’s The Passing Parade (CBS), where he continued as a war analyst.
This series contains scripts, essays and drafts for both radio programs. Also present are drafts and parts of drafts of other World War II writings that may have been for either radio program, or for publication elsewhere; a clipping of Antheil's Esquire article "So Smells Defeat" (Nov 1936); and articles on strategic geography, author unknown.
Box 41, Folder 1

Manchester Boddy program. 1942-1943.

Box 41, Folders 2-9, Box 42, Folders 1-2

John Nesbitt's The Passing Parade. 1943-1944.

Box 42, Folders 3-4

Other World War II writings. [1936], undated .

Box 42, Folder 7

Series 5. Correspondence. 1955.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

No duplication or photography permitted.
Box 27

Series 6. Sound recordings.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of audio material requires production of listening copies.

Scope and Content

Five 78 rpm discs with songs most likely from the films The Pride and the Passion and The Young Don't Cry, as well as other songs with music written by Antheil.