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Dunlap, Paul, 1919-2010



  • Existence: 1919 - 2010

Biographical History

Paul Dunlap (1919-2010) was an American film music composer.

William Paul Dunlap was born on July 19, 1919 in Springfield, Ohio to William P. and Janice P. Dunlap. By 1930 Dunlap had moved west as his mother had remarried William H. Brock from Los Angeles, California. He studied music composition with Arnold Schoenberg, Ernst Toch, and Nadia Boulanger, and eventually found work as a film composer himself. He eventually wrote the scores for 133 films, mostly in the 1950s and 1960s. He also composed a piano concerto, choral work, and an opera. Dunlap died on March 11, 2010 in Palm Springs, California.

OCLC, 11-6-95 (hdg.: Dunlap, Paul, 1919-)

Internet movie database WWW site, April 6, 2010 (Paul Dunlap; b. July 19, 1919, Springfield, Ohio; birth name, Paul William Dunlap; d. March 11, 2010; film composer; alternate name, Paul A. Dunlap), Mar. 20, 2012 (William P. Dunlap, Jr.; parents William P. and Janice P. Dunlap; father was a milkman; mother remarried William H. Brock of Los Angeles, Calif. by 1930), via WWW, Mar. 20, 2012 (Paul Dunlap; William Paul Dunlap; Paul A. Dunlap; d. in Palm Springs, Calif.; scored 133 films, mostly in 1950s-1960s)

Variety, via WWW, Mar. 30, 2010 (Paul Dunlap; studied with Arnold Schoenberg, Ernst Toch, and Nadia Boulanger; film composer; also composed piano concerto, choral work, and an opera)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of interviews by James D'Arc

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9068
Scope and Contents

Tapes and transcripts of interviews conducted by James D'Arc during his time as curator at L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Interviewees include people involved in the film-making industry in southern Utah. Dated 1974-2008.

Dates: 1974-2008

Paul Dunlap papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2292

93 16-inch phonograph disks, 7 8-inch rolls 1/2-inch magnetic tape, 19 7-inch reels of magnetic tape, 18 10-inch reels 1/4-inch magnetic tape, 41 cd transfers, film music, 1 inch magnetic tape, 1 audio cassette.

Dates: 1950-1970

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