The Adventures of Marco Polo

In 1937 Samuel Goldwyn signed Hugo Friedhofer to a contract, and the result was Friedhofer’s first major original score for THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO. The movie was one of the most elaborate and costly productions of independent producer Samuel Goldwyn; it also became one of his biggest money-losers upon release when it failed at the box-office. Despite the excellence and originality of his first score did not allow him to compose any… Read more »

The Academy Award

Scoring of the Dramatic Picture Oscar statuette awarded to Hugo Friedhofer for the 1946 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES. Friedhofer, who was nominated in the music scoring category nine times, received the award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on 13 March 1950 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The movie won six other Oscars. Continuing an Academy trend through the late 1940s of honoring films… Read more »

LP Gallery

Vinyl records remain one of the most collectible forms of music memorabilia and what we miss about vinyl LPs and 45 rpm Soundtrack records is the fact that they were often graced by terrific cover images, usually photos or unique artwork from the film. As every country put out its own version of each record, cover images varied widely. We will pay tribute to the great old LP covers of yesteryear. All original… Read more »