Bus Stop (dramatic anthology)

    (ABC Primetime, 1961 - 1962)

    [There was a 1956 film of the same name starring Marilyn Monroe, 
     Hope Lange and Don Murray who meet in a Phoenix western saloon; 
     but this TV series directed by Robert Altman had no connection 
     with the movie -- being a loose dramatic anthology set in a
     modern Colorado bus stop/cafe -- whose continuing characters 
     were played by a cast including Rhodes Reason, Marilyn Maxwell,
     and Richard Anderson]

Open Theme: "Theme from 'Bus Stop'"

    [above is title as filed for copyright;
     aka: "Bus Stop"; and
     aka: "Bus Stop Theme";

     The Marilyn Monroe film "Bus Stop" used a Main Title based 
     upon the folk song "Paper of Pins" to emphasize the folksy 
     film characters; It was published as "The Bus Stop Song"; 
     But the film Main Title was not used on TV;

     For this television series new THEMEs were commisioned from
     composer Arthur Morton who had been an orchestrator for many
     other film/TV composers for years; and this was one of the
     few times he was hired as composer and wrote a Main/End THEMEs...
     His Main Title for the TV series was held in wide esteem by 
     colleagues when it appeared in the early 1960s]
     Composer: Arthur Morton (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [not found]

     2000 Publisher: EMI Hastings Catalog, Inc. (BMI),
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing,
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: Oct. 23, 1961; Eu 692 669.
     Renewal   Date: Jan.  9, 1989; RE-418-486.


Close Theme: "The Year After That", from "Bus Stop"

    [above is the title as filed for copyright;
     Closing THEME verified by collector Ray Clark]
     Composer: Arthur Morton (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the 1978 ASCAP
                      Index of Performed Compositions]

     1989 Publisher: Twentieth Century Music Corporation (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: [not found in ASCAP or BMI databases]

     Copyright Date: Oct. 23, 1961; Eu 692 668.
     Renewal   Date: Jan.  9, 1989; RE-418-464.


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