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April 2020
The lively letters of Dimitri Tiomkin and Lowell Thomas, Part 2

by Warren M. Sherk …continued from Part 1… The worlds of Dimitri Tiomkin and Lowell Thomas converged through the making of the 1957 Cinerama documentary, Search for Paradise, produced by Thomas and scored by Tiomkin. After the film’s release, a lively procession … Read More…

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March 2020
The lively letters of Dimitri Tiomkin and Lowell Thomas, Part 1

by Warren M. Sherk The worlds of Dimitri Tiomkin and Lowell Thomas converged through the making of the 1957 Cinerama documentary Search for Paradise, produced by Thomas and scored by Tiomkin. After the film’s release, a lively procession of letters, telegrams, and … Read More…

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Tiomkin tune lands at number 25 on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS

The Dimitri Tiomkin song “Do Not Forsake Me” from the 1952 film High Noon ranks number 25 on the AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS list. The American Film Institute is known worldwide for its film lists, film conservatory, and meticulously researched … Read More…

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February 2020
Hollywood Harmonies by Dimitri Tiomkin and Prosper Buranelli

by Warren M. Sherk For ages, pursuit of a book contract meant first writing a proposal and a sample chapter. Sometime before the publication in 1959 of Please Don’t Hate Me, Dimitri Tiomkin’s autobiography written with Prosper Buranelli, a sample chapter … Read More…

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January 2020
Intrada releases DIAL M FOR MURDER soundtrack

Intrada Records world premiere of the complete motion picture score composed by Dimitri Tiomkin was released in December 2019. Shipping now, the CD features Tiomkin’s original music for the 1954 classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller.  Listen to clips and order here.  William … Read More…

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January 2020
Intrada releases Dimitri Tiomkin ballet music

Paris Under the Stars: Ballet Music for Albertina Rasch has been issued by Intrada on compact disc. The newly recorded works were written by composer Dimitri Tiomkin between 1927 and 1932 and performed as ballets choreographed by Albertina Rasch for … Read More…

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Charles Gerhardt pictorial tribute available on Kindle

Looking for a last minute holiday gift? For less than US$10 you can purchase a Kindle ebook featuring conductor Charles Gerhardt and the National Philharmonic Orchestra photographed by Alain Littaye in 1975 during the RCA recording sessions for The Classic … Read More…

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December 2019
USC Cinematic Arts names Cassady, Grisom as Tiomkin Fund recipients

The School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) at the University of Southern California (USC) has selected Anna Cassady and James Grisom as the 2019-2020 recipients of the Dimitri Tiomkin Endowed Fund for Student Assistantships. James Grisom, Anna Cassady, Olivia Douglas at … Read More…

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November 2019
Four Tiomkin-scored films shot on location in Old Tucson

Old Tucson Studios have been at the center of location shooting in Southern Arizona for 90 years. Old Tucson Studios brochure Four Westerns with music by Dimitri Tiomkin were filmed at Old Tucson during the 1950s. Strange Lady in Town, … Read More…

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October 2019
Behind the Photograph: Dimitri Tiomkin and Peggy Castle

A dapper Dimitri Tiomkin sports a wide grin as he places an LP on a turntable while actress Peggy Castle, looking like she’s dressed for an evening out, placidly looks on.  This intriguing photograph is captioned, “Dimitri Tiomkin, distinguished composer, … Read More…

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