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date: 15 October 2019

Famous Music Corporationlocked

  • Frances Barulich


Firm of music publishers. It was founded in New York in 1928 as a partnership between the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation (which later became Paramount Pictures) and Warner Bros., whose interest was purchased by Paramount in 1933. Famous has published songs and theme music associated with Paramount films, including “Beyond the Blue Horizon” (1930), “Out of Nowhere” (1931), “Lover” (1933), “Cocktails for Two” (1934), “Blue Hawaii” (1937), “That Old Black Magic” (1942), “Mona Lisa” (1949), “Silver Bells” (1950), “Moon River” (1961), and “Alfie” (1966). Later holdings include the music from Romeo and Juliet (1968), Love Story (1968), The Godfather (1972), and Forrest Gump (1994). The company enlarged its holdings through the acquisition of various catalogs, among them the Glaser catalog (including “Gentle on My Mind”) and the Kaiser-Phil Gernhart catalog of songs. Although ownership for much of their television music transferred to CBS in ...

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