Jimmy Van Heusen Collection

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Jimmy Van Heusen Collection


  • 2014-08-01 - 2014-09-01 (Broadcasting)


1 lin; 2 DVDs

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The collection contains 2 DVD's on the life of Jimmy Van Heusen who composed the Academy Award-winning song "Swinging on a Star" for the 1944 Paramount film Going My Way.

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The collection is in its original order.

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All material is open to the public without restriction. Copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the Great American Songbook Foundation. Music written prior to 1923 is in the public domain. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library & Archives.

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Received from Brook Babcock on October 30, 2015.

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Related archival materials

M.0127 Van Heusen (Jimmy) Collection of Musical Works and Papers 1920-1991, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California-Los Angeles.
Jimmy Van Heusen Papers, Van Heusen Music Corporation, Nashville, Tennessee.

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Separated materials: The book "Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin' on a star" was removed from the collection and cataloged in LibraryWorld.

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Archivist's note

Archival description created by Lisa Lobdell 24 June 2021.

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