Full Circle (daytime drama)

     (CBS Daytime, 1960 - 1961)

     [A short-lived series which attempted to make more of the genre
     of "Soap Opera" into what was presumptiously called "Daytime Drama"
     even though it was frought with the same ongoing angst and turmoils;
     It was modern in one respect -- the central character was a male
     drifter who got involved in romances -- sometimes with women who
     were married. Although this "romance novel" approach may have 
     matched the fantasies of women who read romance novels, it wasn't
     easy to take -- seeing it realized in literal detail when the full
     sleaziness of the situation was acted out by real people; Certainly
     the daytime housewife audiences of 1960 weren't buying it;
     The series lasted only one season before being yanked from the CBS
     daytime schedule.]

Theme: "Full Circle Main & End Title"

    [ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "Full Circle Main and End Title Theme";
     Nine years after the Syndicated "Superman" TV Theme made his
     work (if not his name) famous, Leon Klatzkin's name was on
     a network THEME song -- this time on Daytime TV;
     Of course, several people who knew Klatzkin told Paul Mandel,
     co-producer of the "Adventures of Superman" Soundtrack CD that
     Klatzkin was basically a music editor, who may have hired ghost
     writers (a common industry practice throughout the low-budget 
     film/TV production genre.)
     Still it is known that Klatzkin did compose several episode 
     scores for "Gunsmoke", so it's possible that this THEME really 
     was from his own pen.
     The episode scores for this daytime drama was taken from pre-
     recorded library music rather than a staff organist.
     Klatzkin worked with several packagers including Marlen Music,
     a subsidiary of David Gordon Music Publishing, and the CBS Music 
     library which was supervised by CBS Music Director Lud Gluskin
     and recorded in France for tracking into CBS shows -- mostly 
     nighttime series like "Gunsmoke" and "Have Gun, Will Travel".]

     Credited Composer: Leon Klatzkin (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Bourne Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Bourne Co. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY

     Composition Date:


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