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Our Miss Brooks (situation comedy, starring Eve Arden)

    (CBS Primetime, 1952 - 1956;
    [A popular sitcom imported from its days on CBS radio since 1948,
     virtually the entire cast came with it as it moved from radio to TV;
     Eve Arden was again the lead playing a high school English teacher,
     with Gale Gordon as fussy blustery principal Osgood Conklin, and
     a young Richard Crenna playing the student with the adolescent
     whine in his voice -- Walter Denton.]

Theme 1: "Brooks Theme" [aka: "Our Miss Brooks Theme"]

     [this was the Main theme for both the radio series (1948), 
      and the TV series during 1952 - 1954. It was probably used as the
      End Title theme after that.]

     Composer: Wilbur J. Hatch (ASCAP/BMI)

     Original Publisher: Herman Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
             [on photocopy of manuscript lead sheet]

     1997 Publisher: EMI/April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: [none on manuscript lead sheet,
                      but we can assume 1948 from facts above.]

Open Theme 2 (1954 - 1956): "Whistling Bells" [aka: "Our Miss Brooks Theme"]

     [Verified as the THEME in TV Guide article "It Seems To Me
     I've Heard That Theme Before" July 28, 1956, pp. 12-13;
     It was used only for the last two seasons, 1954 - 56, according
     to the Gelfand book, "Television Theme Recordings"]

     Composer: Farlan I. Myers (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. (ASCAP)

     1997 Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. (ASCAP)

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

          45rpm Single - Coral 9-61664 (1956)
               by Farlan Myers and The Goofers

     New Recordings: [a medley of both themes above,  
                      in reverse order]
          CD - "Television's Greatest Hits (Vol. 4): 
                Black and White Classics" (1996)
               TVT Records TVT 1600-2
               (by an uncredited studio orchestra) 

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