Polish Music Journal
Vol. 4, No. 1, Summer 2001. ISSN 1521 - 6039




Henry Vars: Bibliography

by Linda Schubert

Books and Articles Music by Vars Filmography



I. Bibliography

  • Burlingame, Jon. TV's Biggest Hits: The Story of Television Themes from "Dragnet" to "Friends". New York: Schirmer Books, 1996.

  • Eyles, Allen. John Wayne, Memorial edition. South Brunswick and New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1979.

  • Gelfand, Steve. Television Theme Recordings: An Illustrated Discography. Ann Arbor, MI: Popular Culture Ink., 1994.

  • Herter, Joseph. "A Polish Overture by a British Composer: 'Polonia," Op. 76 by Edward Elgar." USC Polish Music Reference Center: Newsletter (August 1999). (http://www.usc.edu/dept/polish_music/news/aug99.html).

  • Harris, Steve. Film and Television Composers: An International Discography, 1920-1989. Jefferson, N.C. and London: McFarland and Co., 1992.

  • Harris, Steve. Film, Television and Stage Music on Phonograph Records: A Discography. Jefferson, N.C. and London: McFarland, 1988.

  • Mindy Kaye, "Henry Vars (1902-1977)." Polish Americans in California, 1827-1977, and Who's Who. Ed. Jacek Przygoda. Los Angeles: Polish American Historical Association, California Chapter, Loyola Marymount University, 1978.

  • Larson, Randall D. Music From the House of Hammer: Music in the Hammer Horror Films, 1950-80, Filmmakers Series No. 47. Lanham, MD and London: Scarecrow Press, 1996.

  • The Lynn Farnol Group, Inc., compilers and editors. The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary of Composers, Authors and Publishers. New York: ASCAP, 1966.

  • McCarty, Clifford. Phone conversation, September 15, 1999.

  • Raksin, David. "Holding a Nineteenth Century Pedal at Twentieth Century-Fox" in Film Music 1, 2nd edition. Ed. Clifford McCarty. Los Angeles: The Film Music Society, 1998.

  • Schubert, Linda. "Henry Vars in Hollywood: A Biography and Filmography." The Cue Sheet: The Journal of the Film Music Society. Vol. 15, n4 (Oct. 1999): 3-13. (Distributed in October, 2001).

  • Sherk, Warren M. "The Harry Sukman Collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences," The Cue Sheet: The Journal of the Film Music Society. Vol. 6, n1 (Feb. 1989) 30-32.

  • Wolanski, Ryszard, "Notes." Przeboje Henryka Warsa z lat 1927-1939. Intersonus Music Label. ZAIKS 1994 IS063 Intersonus Music; Warszawa, Al. 3-Maja 2. CD recording.

  • Vars, Mrs. Elizabeth. Interviews, September 15, 1998 (phone), October 17, 1998 (in person), Sept. 5, 2000 (in person).




II. Music by Henry Vars

  • Vars, Henry. "Dla Ciebie" [For you]. Warsaw, Kraków, Lublin and Łódź: Gebethner i Wolff, 1928. USC Polish Music Center collection.

  • _________. "Good Love" from Good Love [Seven Men From Now]. Los Angeles: Artists Music, Inc., 1956. UCLA collection.

  • _________. "Let the Chips Fall (Where They May)" from Man in the Vault. New York: Bregman, Vocco and Conn Inc., 1956. UCLA collection.

  • _________. "Miłość ci wszystko wybaczy" [Love Will Forgive You Everything] from Szpieg W Masce [A masked spy]. Warsaw, Poland: Gebethner and Wolff-Warsaw, 1933. USC Polish Music Center collection.

  • _________. "New York Times." Kraków, Lublin and Łódź: Gebethner i Wolff, c1928. USC Polish Music Center collection.

  • _________. "Theme from 'Daktari'." New York: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., 1966. UCLA collection.

  • _________. "Vada Il Mondo Come Va (Let the Chips Fall)" from Man in the Vault. Milan: Edizioni Musicali; New York: Bregman, Vocco and Conn Inc., 1956. UCLA collection.




III. Sources for Filmography

  • ACE on the web. www.ascap.com/ace/ACE.html.

  • Internet Movie Database. http://us.imdb.com/search.

  • Limbacher, James, compiler and editor. Film Music: From Violins to Video. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1974.

  • Limbacher, James L. and Wright, H. Stephen. Keeping Score: Film and Television Music, 1980-90 (with additional coverage of 1921-79). Metuchen, N.J. and London: Scarecrow Press(?), 1991.

  • The Lynn Farnol Group, Inc., compilers and editors. The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary of Composers, Authors and Publishers. New York: ASCAP, 1966.

  • McCarty, Clifford. Film Composers in America: A Filmography, 1911-1970, 2nd ed. (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), p. 332

  • Schecter, David. Phone conversation, November 6, 1999; email correspondence.

  • TV Gen TV Guide Entertainment Network. http://www.tvgen.com/index.sml [referred to as TVGEN].

  • Vars, Henry. Typed list of all Polish film scores, with titles translated into English. Elizabeth Vars Private Collection, Los Angeles, n.d.


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