6.92 cubic ft. (7 boxes).
Collection contains reel to reel audio tapes of Jacques Belasco's movie soundtracks (including "The Magic Fountain" and "Rings Around the World"), Belasco's television soundtracks (including "The Way of the Cross", "Vincent Van Gogh: A Self Portrait", and "Ruark's Africa"), and other miscellaneous recordings of music composed and arranged by Belasco. Collection also contains Belasco's original music scores for "The Jack Benny Program" and photostats of Belasco's scores for Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair, and his musical work "Symposium for Strings". A few 78 rpm phonograph records are in this collection as well.
Jacques Belasco (1917-1973) was a music composer and arranger in the motion picture and television industries during the twentieth century. A native of Russia who immigrated to the United States during World War II, Belasco composed soundtracks for a number of movies between the 1940s and 1960s, including "The Magic Fountain" (1961) and "Rings Around the World" (1966). He also composed and arranged music for a number of television programs during the 1950s and 1960s, including "The Jack Benny Program" (1960), "The Way of the Cross" (1960-1964), "Vincent Van Gogh: A Self Portrait" (1961), and "Ruark's Africa" (1962). In addition to his work in motion pictures and television, Belasco also composed music for the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. He also composed and arranged for several big band leaders, including Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey.
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