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Mack Gordon Papers, 1926-1977

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Creator:
Gordon, Mack 1904-1959
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. : 9 boxes; 1 motion picture film
Type:
Business records
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Contracts
Correspondence
Motion picture stills
Passports
Photograph albums
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Scripts (documents)
Sheet music
Songs
Writings
Place:
United States
Date:
1926
1926-1977
20th century
1930-1940
Notes:
Born Morris Gitler in Poland in 1904, Mack Gordon was a very prolific songwriter and composer who created songs for stage and screen. He and Harry Warren won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1943.
Summary:
The papers document the life and career of stage and screen songwriter Mack Gordon. They include business records such as correspondence, contracts and royalty statements; sheet music; a script for "Three Little Girls in Blue", photograph albums; a scrapbook of clippings; notes and writings (some appear to be Gordon's random thoughts for potential songs); a film; funeral materials; and a passport.
Cite as:
Mack Gordon Papers, 1926-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Composers
Motion pictures
Music
Musical theater
Musicals
Theater
Local number:
Pending (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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