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September 2016
Johnny Green and Dimitri Tiomkin

When it came to creative talent and the movies, Hollywood was a close-knit town during the classic studio era from the 1930s through 1950s. And even though Dimitri Tiomkin was able to work freelance during those years and avoid signing … Read More…

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August 2016
Where in the world is Dimitri Tiomkin’s music?

During his lifetime Dimitri Tiomkin lived in Russia, Germany, France, the U.S., and the U.K. Films brought his music to audiences around the world. Today his music is heard in film screenings, television and cable broadcasts, concerts, and more. And … Read More…

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July 2016
Howard Hawks: New Perspectives

A new anthology, Howard Hawks: New Perspectives, edited by British professor Ian Brookes, includes a chapter by Kathryn Kalinak. In “Scoring the West: Dimitri Tiomkin and Howard Hawks,” Kalinak writes on the collaboration between the film director and composer and … Read More…

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July 2016
Rawhide score and parts published by Hal Leonard

The score and parts for Rawhide is the latest addition to the Symphony Pops series from the Hal Leonard Corporation featuring film and television music by Dimitri Tiomkin. The Rawhide theme by Tiomkin, with lyrics by Ned Washington, is aimed … Read More…

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June 2016
Behind the photograph: Eddie Cantor and the Albertina Rasch girls

Recently Olivia Tiomkin picked up I Blow My Own Horn, the autobiography of the American pioneer motion picture producer Jesse Lasky. Back in 1916, Lasky merged his company, Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, with Adolph Zukor’s Famous Players Film … Read More…

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June 2016
Giant 60th anniversary screening at Academy in Los Angeles

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen Giant on June 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. TICKETS: Academy screens Giant The evening starts with a pre-screening discussion with Academy governor Gregory … Read More…

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May 2016
Moulin Rouge, Paris: Between New York and Hollywood

In its heyday the Moulin Rouge music hall, a “temple of music and dance” in Paris, popularized the cabaret and can-can. Near the end of the music hall Golden Age, before film overshadowed the stage revue, newlyweds Dimitri Tiomkin and … Read More…

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April 2016
Behind the photograph: Hollywood portfolio, Dimitri Tiomkin

Life magazine excelled at photojournalism in the 20th century, covering society, politics, culture, and more. Photographer Allan Grant took pictures of all the stars in Hollywood for the beloved periodical. In the photo above from 1955, Tiomkin is apparently demonstrating … Read More…

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March 2016
Tiomkin tries to bring Azef to the big screen

Composer Dimitri Tiomkin’s work as a film producer is often overshadowed by his music scores for classic Hollywood films. Knowledgeable film music fans may recall Tiomkin executive-produced Tchaikovsky and arranged the music as well. The film garnered a nomination for … Read More…

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February 2016
The magnificent adventure of the abandoned Marco Polo

In 1961, composer Dimitri Tiomkin had completed The Guns of Navarone and was looking for another film. For every successful motion picture in Hollywood, composers and other creative types often spend considerable time pursuing potential projects. Scheduling conflicts, creative differences, and lack of … Read More…

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