Dan Franklin papers
Dan Franklin papers
Dates: approximately 1993
Contains ten CDs of interviews with Dan Franklin, a photocopy of Max Steiner manuscript of a theme from "A Summer Place," titled "Molly and Johnny," a CD of Max Steiner recording session outtakes, and a CD of guitar recordings of Steiner scores.
- Extent: 1 box (0.25 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize folder (0.2 linear ft.)
- Creator: Franklin, Dan, 1912-2002
- Call Number: MSS 3120
- Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; BYU Film Music Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
- Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Dan Franklin papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
- Preferred Citation
- Initial citation: MSS 3120; Dan Franklin papers; Film Music Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3120, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Donated by Barbara Franklin; daughter of Dan Franklin.
- Acquisition Information
- Donated; Barbara Franklin; December 10, 2004
- Subject Terms
- Franklin, Barbara; Steiner, Max, 1888-1971; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Music
- Genre / Form
- Compact discs; Interviews; Scores; Sound recordings
- Processing Information
- Processed; John N. Gillespie; August 2012
- Appraisal Information
- Film Music Archives.
- Finding Aid Title
- Franklin (Dan) papers
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by John N. Gillespie
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-20T04:29-0600
- Finding Aid Language
- Biographical Info:
Dan Franklin was a songwriter and musician from Los Angeles, California. Franklin, Dan (89) Songwriter, Warner Bros. Music Supervisor Dan Franklin began his musical career in New York as a boy prodigy on the violin before becoming a successful songwriter and arranger, penning many hits in the 1930's including "Practice Makes Perfect" and "Heart of Gold". Many of his songs were recorded by such notables as Fats Waller, Tex Beneke and Roy Rogers. Danny moved to Calif. in 1950 with his soon to be wife, Anita, and began a 40- year career at Warner Bros. where he soon became supervisor of the Music Preparation Dept. in which he continued to participate even after retirement. He was preceded in death, less than two months ago, by his beautiful wife of 51 years, Anita. Besides being known and appreciated for his musical brilliance, he will be especially remembered for his gentle nature and kindness to all. He was very much loved by so many. Danny passed away Monday, January 14, 2002, just one week shy of his 90th birthday. He is survived by his son Joel and daughter Barbara.
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