The images in this Gallery represent those who embody the mission of the Film Music Foundation.
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Famous American composers at the Friar's Club, 1946
Famous American composers who honored Colonel Bramwell Coles, September 17,  when Meredith Willson gave a luncheon for the Colonel at Hollywood's Friars Club.
Seated L to R: Franz Waxman, Dimitri Tiomkin, Meredith Willson, Colonel Bramwell Coles, Earl Lawrence, William Grant Still
Standing L to R: Abe Meyer, Leith Stevens, Brigadier William Broughton, Anthony Collins, Johnny Green, Miklós Rózsa, Victor Young, Werner Heymann, Leo Shuken, Arthur Bergh, Alexander Steinert, Robert Emmett Dolan, Frank Skinner, Wilbur Hatch, Carlos Morales, Louis R. Lipstone
Photo courtesy of Bruce Broughton
Herschel Burke Gilbert
Composer, orchestrator, Musical Supervisor and Film Music Foundation co-founder, Herschel Burke Gilbert, looks over his theme
for "The Dick Powell Show."
Elmer Bernstein, Ernest Gold, Herschel Burke Gilbert
Elmer Bernstein, Ernest Gold and Herschel Burke Gilbert celebrate Gold's Career Achievement Award from The Film Music Society, 1989.
Honoring orchestrator and composer, Dr. Eugene Zador
On the occasion of his birthday, Orchestrator and Composer Dr. Eugene Zador (L) receives a Resolution from the Los Angeles City Council in 1964 for a long and distinguished musical career as proud wife Maria looks on.
Photo courtesy of Les Zador
The FMF's grant at work at Dillard University
Sowing the seeds of film music studies at Dillard University with the help of a grant from the Film Music Foundation.
Photo by Bernie Saul
James Dean and Leonard Rosenman
James Dean and Leonard Rosenman on the Warner Bros. lot, circa 1954.
Photo by Floyd McCarty
Formal line-up of some of the Greats
A formal line-up of some of the Greats. Left to right, Irwin Bazelon, Bert Shefter, Bernardo Segall,
David Raksin, Elmer Bernstein, Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman and Jerry Goldsmith
Leonard Rosenman ("Bound for Glory") and Jerry Goldsmith ("The Omen") with their Oscars at the Academy Awards ceremony on March 28th, 1977 at The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Group shot from the Studio Legends interview
A group shot from the Studio Legends interview. Between them they have worked on several thousand films. (Standing L to R) Christopher Lennertz, Tim Wynn, Patrick Russ, (seated L to R) Ralph Grierson (piano), Tommy Morgan (harmonica), Louise Di Tullio (flute), Gene Cipriano (woodwinds and sax), Richard Kaufman
Jon Burlingame and Dave Grusin
Jon Burlingame and Dave Grusin after their FMF interview.
Photo courtesy of Judie Gregg Rosenman
Farewell lunch for Miklós Rózsa
(From "Double Life" by Miklós Rózsa) "The MGM Music Department gave me a farewell lunch on the eve of my departure for Rome. Among those visible are John Green (on my immediate right); cartoon-comoser Scott Bradley (second from Green's right); David Raksin, composer of Laura (foot of right-hand table); producer Saul Chaplin (on Raksin's right); Andre Previn (on Raksin's left); Conrad Salinger, orchestrator/arranger extraordinary (on Previn's left); (moving now from Salinger upwards) orchestrator Robert Franklyn, composer Eugene Zador; composer Bronislau Kaper; musical director/composer Adolph Deutsch; (top of table) orchestrator Paul Marquardt."
Hollywood Bowl dinner, July 1948
Composers George Antheil, Eugene Zador, Arthur Bergh, Italo Montemezzi, Miklós Rózsa, Richard Hageman, William Grant Still,
Igor Stravinsky, Ernst Toch, Louis Gruenberg, Erich Wolfgang Korngold attending a Hollywood Bowl dinner, July, 1948.
Composers Leonard Rosenman and Alex North
Legendary composers Leonard Rosenman and Alex North tickle the ivories at North's home in Pacific Palisades, California. circa early 1980s.
Photo courtesy of the Rosenman family
Film music host and FMF Board member Tim Burden
Film music host and FMF Board member Tim Burden takes to the air.
Herschel Burke Gilbert and actress Mercedes McCambridge, 1955
Herschel Burke Gilbert coaches actress Mercedes McCambridge
on his song Nowhere Blues (lyrics by Sylvia Fine) for the 1955
FMF Board members Patrick Russ and Richard Kaufman
FMF Board members Patrick Russ and Richard Kaufman telling it like it is in Belfast at a standing room only film music seminar for Cinemagic.
Bernard Herrmann's original score for the "Vertigo" prelude
Bernard Herrmann's original score for the "Vertigo" prelude.