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Night Gallery (suspense anthology, hosted by Rod Serling)

    (NBC TV Movie, 1969;
     NBC Primetime, 1970 - 1973)

    [aka: "Rod Serling's Night Gallery";
     aka: "Four-In-One: Night Gallery";

     this series marked famed writer/producer Rod Serling's return to 
     TV after his legendary unique CBS suspense series "The Twilight
     Zone" (1959 - 64) which ran in successful syndication for many
     many years afterward. For his next first-run TV series, Mr.
     Serling chose to move over to NBC.

     The first episode was actually a 1969 made-for-TV movie which
     had a Main-Title THEME composed by "Billy" Goldenberg.

     "Night Gallery" became one of four rotating NBC mini-series under
     the umbrella title "Four-In-One" -- episodes of each mini-series 
     appeared once every four weeks. Some lasted and become separate
     series. The others disappeared. In addition to "Night Gallery", the
     other mini-series in "Four-In-One" were "McCloud", "San Francisco 
     International Airport" and "The Psychiatrist";
     
     For the regular TV series of "Night Gallery", the producers wanted
     to take a different modern musical approach. So they contracted
     one of the first all-electronic TV THEMEs from Gil Mellé who had
     provided the unusual score for the Robert Wise film, "The Andromeda
     Strain" the year before. Mellé's THEME was the one most associated
     with the series, as hard as it may be to "hum the tune..."

     For two seasons, "Night Gallery" was a one-hour series. In the
     final 1972 - 73 season, the series was cut back to a half-hour,
     and a more traditional THEME was composed by Eddie Sauter who was
     a leader of the famed Sauter-Finegan orchestra -- and was one of the 
     most prestigious big band arrangers.]


Theme 1 (for Made-for-TV Movie Pilot only): "Night Gallery Theme"

     Composer: Billy Goldenberg (ASCAP/BMI)
              [professional name of William Leon Goldenberg]

     1978 Publisher: Leeds Music Corp. (ASCAP)
     
     2000 Publisher: MCA/Northern Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP),
                        of Los Angeles, CA
                     
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Theme 2 (1970 - 72): "Theme: Night Gallery"

    [aka: "Night Gallery";

     Writer Gil Mellé was listed in the BMI repertoire database as 
     "Gilbert Meels"!]

     According to the book "Rod Serling's Night Gallery--An After-Hours 
     Tour" by Scott Skelton and Jim Benson, published in 1999 by Syracuse
     University Press...Mellé's Main Title Theme was recorded in his own 
     electronic music studio using electronic instruments of his own 
     design -- including the "Elec-Tar", the "Percussotron III", and 
     the omninously named "Doomsday Machine"]

     Composer: Gilbert John ("Gil") Mellé (BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [unknown]

     2000 Publisher: Universal/Duchess Music Corporation (BMI),
                        of Los Angeles, CA; and
                     Duchess Hawaii S/A
                        c/o Duchess Music, a
                        div. of MCA Music,
                        of New York, NY
                     
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Theme 3 (1972 - 73 final season only): "Night Gallery (Theme) (fm TV series)"

     Composer: Eddie E. Sauter (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Leeds Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: MCA/Northern Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP),
                        of Los Angeles, CA
                     
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     Recordings:


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