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us: McCarty, Clifford, 1929-2005

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    • found: His Film composers in America, 1953.
    • found: Lentz, H.M. Obituaries in the performing arts 2005, c2006 (McCarty, Clifford; b. June 13, 1929, d. Aug. 13, 2005, Topanga, Calif.; film reference book writer)
    • found: The films of Errol Flynn, 1969: title page (Clifford McCarty)
    • found:, march 13, 2017 (McCarty, Clifford 1929-2005; born June 13, 1929, in Los Angeles, CA; died of emphysema, August 13, 2005, in Topanga, CA; book seller and author; McCarty was a former bookstore owner who became well known for his books about film music and movie stars; a 1952 graduate of California State College, he worked as a salesman and taxi driver before establishing the Boulevard Bookshop in Los Angeles in 1958; the business remained successful for many years before closing in 1980; a cofounder of the Society for the Preservation of Film Music, which was later renamed the Film Music Society, he was the editor of the organization's journal, Cue Sheet, from 1984 to 1987; McCarty was the author or coauthor of several books, including Film Composers in America: A Checklist of Their Work (1953; second edition, 2000), Bogey: The Films of Humphrey Bogart (1965), The Films of Errol Flynn (1969), and the edited Film Music 1 (1989))
    • found: OAC, via WWW, March 13, 2017 (Clifford McCarty spent most of his life in the book business after graduating from Los Angeles City College in 1953; his passion for film music lead him on a lifelong quest to document authorship of film scores, often through primary research at film studios; his writings include "Film Composers in America: A Checklist of Their Work," (1953) and "Film Composers in America: A Filmography, 1911-1970" (2000); he contributed articles to "The Cue Sheet," "Down Beat," "Films in Review," "Film and TV Music," and "Pro Musica Sana," and wrote composer entries for "The New Grove Dictionary of American Music" (1986); he was one of the founders of The Film Music Society and served as the first editor of its quarterly journal, "The Cue Sheet," from 1984 to 1987; he edited the Society's first book, "Film Music 1" (1989); McCarty also authored or co-authored books on Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn, and Frank Sinatra) {}
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