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Dan Franklin papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3120

Scope and Contents

Contains ten CDs of interviews with Dan Franklin, a photocopy of Max Steiner manuscript of a theme from "A Summer Place," titled "Molly and Johnny," a CD of Max Steiner recording session outtakes, and a CD of guitar recordings of Steiner scores.


  • approximately 1993


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Dan Franklin papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Dan Franklin was a songwriter and musician from Los Angeles, California. Franklin, Dan (89) Songwriter, Warner Bros. Music Supervisor Dan Franklin began his musical career in New York as a boy prodigy on the violin before becoming a successful songwriter and arranger, penning many hits in the 1930's including "Practice Makes Perfect" and "Heart of Gold". Many of his songs were recorded by such notables as Fats Waller, Tex Beneke and Roy Rogers. Danny moved to Calif. in 1950 with his soon to be wife, Anita, and began a 40- year career at Warner Bros. where he soon became supervisor of the Music Preparation Dept. in which he continued to participate even after retirement. He was preceded in death, less than two months ago, by his beautiful wife of 51 years, Anita. Besides being known and appreciated for his musical brilliance, he will be especially remembered for his gentle nature and kindness to all. He was very much loved by so many. Danny passed away Monday, January 14, 2002, just one week shy of his 90th birthday. He is survived by his son Joel and daughter Barbara.


1 oversize folder (0.2 linear ft.)

1 box (0.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Barbara Franklin; daughter of Dan Franklin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Barbara Franklin; December 10, 2004


Film Music Archives.

Processing Information

Processed; John N. Gillespie; August 2012

Register of Dan Franklin papers
John N. Gillespie
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States