Shower Of Stars (musical variety, with host William Lundigan)

    (CBS, 1954 - 1958)

    [guest hosts also included Jack Benny]

Theme 1: "Shower Of Stars Theme"

    [Verified as the THEME in TV Guide article "It
     Seems To Me I've Heard That Theme Before" July 28, 1956,
     pp. 12-13]

     Composer: Leith A. Stevens (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: Artists Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
     2000 Publisher: Artists Music, Inc. (ASCAP),
                       c/o BMG Music, Inc.
                       of Beverly Hills, CA

     Copyright Date:

New Open Theme 2 (1957): "Star Shower"

    [In his autobiographical journal "Musician", Lyn Murray
     said he was hired by CBS Music Director Lud Gluskin to be the
     new Music Director for "Shower Of Stars" on November 1, 1956;

     Murray also described recording a New Opening for the show on
     December 7, 1956 with the MGM Orchestra; he says when it came
     time to edit the music tracks to match the new animated visuals
     which were "animated and processed in France", he found that 
     somehow CBS "didn't have a 3-gang synchronizer nor a 3-headed 
     Moviola" so they had to do the synchronization "cold" which
     resulted in the music being "off" from the animation by 2-3 
     frames...but by December 10, he wrote that the opening 
     "looked fine"; so it may have been corrected, or he decided 
     it wasn't so bad.]

     Composer: Lyn Murray (ASCAP)
              [pseudonym of Lionel Breeze]

     1978 Publisher: Arpege Music (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Arpege Music (ASCAP)
                       of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:


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