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Gruen Theatre (dramatic anthology)

     (ABC Primetime, 1951;
      Dumont Primetime, 1952;
      Syndicated)

     [aka: "Stars Over Hollywood" (1951)]
     [aka: "Gruen Guild Theatre"]
     [aka: "Gruen Guild Playhouse"]
     [later known as: "Chevron Theatre", which see...]

     [a filmed series by Revue Productions at Universal Studios, which
      had several different names during its lifetime, depending upon
      sponsorship.]


Open Themes: [several] from the "Structural Music" library

    [confirmed in the composer's cue sheets and licensing agreements.

     Except for "Chevron Theatre" which is listed separately -- which
     used specially composed Main & End Titles for Standard Oil Co.
     of California sponsorship -- Revue Productions did not use a 
     regular Main Title opening, but changed it based upon episode
     content. This may have allowed local stations to "customize"
     the opening for a local sponsor as they saw fit...

     Here are some of the commonly-used openers, which were used at 
     various times for this series, and their numbers within 
     Alexander Laszlo's "Structural Music" library. The term "arch"
     was a term used by the Hungarian-born composer to indicate
     an Opening, in the context of "Structural Music" -- which was 
     first marketed using an analogy to architecture:]

     "Archaic Arch"           -- Vol.  4, #25x01
     "Dramatic Arch"          -- Vol.  9, # 6x01
     "[Majestic] Passion"     -- Vol.  2, #328
     "Call to Passion"        -- Vol. 18, #466 (19x10)
     "Arch to a Serious Play" -- Vol.  4, #18x01
     "Arch: Hero in Optimism" -- Vol. 10, # 7x01
     "Comedy Arch"            -- Vol.  1, #15x01
     "Western Territory"      -- Vol.  5, #363

     [NOTE: "Comedy Arch" was also used for "Meet Mr. McNutley" (the
      Ray Milland Show), and "Western Territory" was also the first
      THEME of "The Adventures of Kit Carson", which see...]  

     Composer: Alexander Laszlo (ASCAP)
     
     Original Publisher: Guild Publications of California (ASCAP)
     
     1998 Publisher:  Alexander Publications (ASCAP) o/b/o the
                        Regents of the University of California
                        
     Copyright Date (Vol.  1:) July 20, 1950; Ep 48 481.
     Copyright Date (Vol.  2:) Dec. 22, 1950; Ep 51 461.
     Copyright Date (Vol.  4:)  June 1, 1951; Ep 55 026.
     Copyright Date (Vol.  5:)  June 1, 1951; Ep 55 027.
     Copyright Date (Vol.  9:) Dec. 28, 1951; Ep 59 363.
     Copyright Date (Vol. 10:) Jan. 26, 1952; Ep 60 396.
     Copyright Date (Vol. 18:) Aug. 22, 1952; Ep 65 319.
     
     Recordings:


Frequent Close Theme 1: Popcorn March, from
    the "Structural Music" library, Vol. 8 #433

    [confirmed in the composer's cue sheets and licensing agreements]

     Composer: Alexander Laszlo (ASCAP)
     
     Original Publisher: Guild Publications of California (ASCAP)
     
     1998 Publisher:  Alexander Publications (ASCAP) o/b/o the
                        Regents of the University of California
                        
     Copyright Date (Vol. 8:) Dec. 28, 1951; Ep 59 362.
     Recordings:


Frequent Close Theme 2: Crooner's Farewell, from
    the "Structural Music" library, Vol. 8 #434

    [confirmed in the composer's cue sheets and licensing agreements]

     Composer: Alexander Laszlo (ASCAP)
     
     Original Publisher: Guild Publications of California (ASCAP)
     
     1998 Publisher:  Alexander Publications (ASCAP) o/b/o the
                        Regents of the University of California
                        
     Copyright Date (Vol. 8:) Dec. 28, 1951; Ep 59 362.
     Recordings:


Frequent Close Theme 3: The End of a Diary, from
    the "Structural Music" library, Vol. 3, #25x11

    [confirmed in the composer's cue sheets and licensing agreements;
     this cue was originally from a B-film Laszlo scored. This cue
     was also used to close "Authors' Playhouse", which see.]

     Composer: Alexander Laszlo (ASCAP)
     
     Original Publisher: Guild Publications of California (ASCAP)
     
     1998 Publisher:  Alexander Publications (ASCAP) o/b/o the
                        Regents of the University of California
                        
     Copyright Date (Vol. 3:) December 22, 1950; Ep 51 462.
     Renewal Date:
     Recordings:


Frequent Close Theme 4: Dome to a Serious Play, from
    the "Structural Music" library, Vol. 4, #18x02

    [confirmed in the composer's cue sheets and licensing agreements;
     this cue was originally from a B-film Laszlo scored.]

     Composer: Alexander Laszlo (ASCAP)
     
     Original Publisher: Guild Publications of California (ASCAP)
     
     1998 Publisher:  Alexander Publications (ASCAP) o/b/o the
                        Regents of the University of California
                        
     Copyright Date (Vol.  4:)  June 1, 1951; Ep 55 026.
     Renewal Date:
     Recordings:


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