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Author Gohman, Don.
Title Don Gohman papers 1946-1974
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Description 24 linear feet (48 boxes )
Arranged in series: I. Scores, 1946-1974; II. Professional papers, 1946-1974.
Summary The Don Gohman Papers consist mostly of scores for the stage and film projects Gohman wrote music for, as well as for songs he wrote for recording artists, usually with the lyricist Hal Hackady. Scores for the musical Ambassador make up the bulk of the collection, and include lead sheets of all songs written for the London and New York productions, as well as orchestrations, parts and sketches. Other projects documented by scores include the ballet I Laughed At Spring, an unproduced musical about P.T. Barnum called Step Right Up, the 1958 film Senior Prom and several unproduced projects. The collection also contains business papers, clippings and correspondence documenting Gohman's career and his various projects.
Biography Don Gohman (1927 - ca. 1974) was a composer focused on composing music for musicals, ballets and popular songs. Among his popular song successes were Never My Love, Every Woman and Once Before. In the mid-1950s he teamed with the lyricist Hal Hackady. Gohman and Hackady wrote songs for two films, Let's Rock and Senior Prom (both 1958), and started writing material for stage musicals. Several of their efforts, including Mrs. Who, O'Malley's Nuns and Step Right Up, were never produced. Work on the musical Ambassador, based on the Henry James novel The Ambassadors, began in 1960. It was in 1971, based on a book by Don Ettlinger and Anna Marie Barlow. The show opened in London to weak reviews and ran for 86 performances. It was reworked, with some songs dropped and others added, and opened in previews in New York on November 2, 1972, but again received negative reviews and closed after 19 performances. Though some sources report that Gohman committed suicide not long after the show closed, the Gohman Papers contain work on a musical, The Little Prince Who Cried, which dates from 1974.
Indexes Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Subject Gohman, Don.
Hackady, Hal.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Adaptations.
Musical theater -- Scores.
Composers -- United States -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Scores.
Correspondence.
Clippings.
Occupation Composers.
Added Author Ettlinger, Don, Librettist.
Barlow, Anna Marie, Librettist.
Gohman, Don. Ambassador.
James, Henry, 1843-1916, Librettist.
Call No. JPB 06-34
Research Call Number JPB 06-34
JPB 06-34