2017

May 2017
Media History Digital Library sheds light on Dimitri Tiomkin

by Warren M. Sherk If you’re a fan of film and film history and you’re not already familiar with the Media History Digital Library, then set aside some time and check it out. You may find it as addicting as … Read More…

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April 2017
Hole in the Rock and Panic Button: Dimitri Tiomkin and Stephen Longstreet cross paths in the early 1960s

In the early 1960s, Dimitri Tiomkin signed back-to-back contracts to score two pictures, Panic Button and Hole in the Rock. While he did not ultimately provide music for either film, a look at what took place behind-the-scenes provides a fascinating … Read More…

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March 2017
Pandora, the Flying Dutchman, and Tiomkin?

In the 1960s, near the end of his long and illustrious composing career, Dimitri Tiomkin made a deliberate move to the production side of motion pictures. The four-time Oscar-winning composer’s pursuit of producing culminated with the release of two films, … Read More…

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February 2017
Dimitri Tiomkin publicity portraits

In last month’s Behind the photograph: Dimitri Tiomkin portrait by Gyenes we took a look at a picture of the composer taken by a master photographer in Spain. This month we examine more portraits from Tiomkin’s lengthy career. In Hollywood, the standard … Read More…

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Dimitri Tiomkin Anthology featured on Mark! My Words on Music, February 2017

Dr. Mark Evans, author of Soundtrack: The Music of the Movies, has posted a video review of the Dimitri Tiomkin Anthology on YouTube. His program, “Mark! My Words,” can be found on radio and television and in-print as a newspaper column. In the six-minute … Read More…

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January 2017
Behind the photograph: Dimitri Tiomkin portrait by Gyenes

This portrait of Dimitri Tiomkin in black-tie formal, arms crossed, and smiling was taken by Gyenes at his studio in Madrid. The Hungarian-born photographer, Gyenes János, spent most of his life working in Spain as Juan Gyenes (1912-1995). Gyenes, now … Read More…

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