Harry Lubin Collection of Television and Motion Picture Music
During his three decades of showbusiness, Harry Lubin attained musical distinction in three fields: composing; conducting and arranging. From the time he began his career at the age of 19 as a piano accompanist for the renowed basso, Feodore Chaliapin, Lubin has been musically active on the concert state, in the Broadway legitimate theater, in the recording field, in opera, radio, motion pictures and television.
At the age of 20, he was musical director of the irving Palace Theatre in New York, where he wrote his first operetta. He leftthe Irving Palace to become one of the youngest musical directors in the foreign department of the Aeolian, Vocalian, and later, the Brunswich Phonograph Company.
In 1932, Lubin conducted and arranged the music for Max Gordon's "Making Mary," which was produced on Broadway that year. When he left Brunswich, Lubin joined the late S.L. Rothafel at his theater, where he was responsible for one-hour condensations of various operas. He moved over to NBC with Rothafel until Rothafel's death in 1936.
In 1938, Lubin joined the Advertisers Broadcasters Company as musical director. During a seven-year tenure, he was in charge of as many as 28 shows per week.
In January, 1945, Lubin became the musical director for the radio program, "Galmour Manor." In August of that year, he resigned from the Advertisers Broadcasting Company in order to go to the West Coast with "Glamour Manor" on the ABC network. While in California he composed and scored music for five films.
Lubin made his television debut at musical director for the first "Pinky Lee Show." When Loretta young began her own television series, Lubin was selected to be the music director.
The collection consists of manuscript scores, or scores and parts, of music composed by Lubin for the Loretta Young Show, One Step Beyond, The Outer Limits, and various other television shows; music for the motion pictures Disaster, Wyoming Mail, Waterfront at Midnight, Mr. Reckless, Caged Fury, and Tibet; miscellaneous themes, cues, and songs with lyrics. Also included is Harry Lubin's file of collection contents, including cue titles.
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