Phil Boutelje papers, 1929-1979

Boutelje, Phil, 1895-1979


2 cubic ft. (2 boxes).
reel to reel audio tapes.
audio cassettes.
reel to reel audio tapes.
The Phil Boutelje papers contain manuscript music scores with music and words composed by, and often also arranged by him (1942-1975). There are reel to reel tapes and audio cassettes of some of his music (1967-1974). The tapes include a twelve reel autobiography by Phil Boutelje (1974). There is sheet music both by him and other composers (1929-1974), and a certificate in honor of the memory of Phil Boutelje for his service in the Armed Forces signed by President Jimmy Carter. There are television projects with the music composed and arranged by him (1953-1975), and a radio script by written by him, "The Jan Pearce Story" (1947).
Phil Boutelje (1895-1979) was pianist, composer, songwriter, radio and television scriptwriter, musical composer, arranger, and director of music. He was born in Philadelphia and attended the Philadelphia Music Academy. He was a military bandmaster during World War I, a pianist and music arranger for Paul Whiteman's Orchestra, and a composer and lyricist of popular songs. He composed film scores that were often uncredited and was also the music director for Paramount Pictures and United Artists Studios during 1930s-1950s. In the 1950s he started writing scripts, theme music and songs for radio and television musical programs. He continued to compose, arrange, and direct music until his death in 1979.
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