Two For The Money (quiz show)

    (NBC Primetime, 1952 - 1953;
     CBS Primetime, 1953 - 1957)

    [This series was originally conceived as a vehicle for radio comedy
     superstar Fred Allen, who did the pilot episode; But when Allen
     became ill, Herb Shriner took over for most of the show's run;
     Other hosts included Walter O'Keefe, Dennis James, and at the
     end, comedian Sam Levinson]

Open Theme 1: "Back Home Again In Indiana"

    [Original title: "Indiana";
     aka: (Back Home Again In) Indiana;]

     An homage to the home state of Hoosier-born host 
     Herb Shriner, verified by THEME collector Mark Koldys 
     who identified it on a cable TV rebroadcast.]

     Composer: music by James F. Hanley (ASCAP), with
               words by Ballard MacDonald (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: [in the Public Domain]

     Composition Date: 1917

     Copyright Date: Feb. 17, 1917; E 397 540.
     Renewal   Date: Feb. 19, 1944; R 125 447.

Open Theme 2: "Two For The Money"

    [aka: "Fanfares";

     Title verified in "TV Theme Soundtrack Directory" by 
     Craig Pattillo]

     Composer: Milton De Lugg (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 1978 
                      ASCAP Index of Performed Compositions]

     2002 Publisher: Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: [not found in 1948 - 1968]
     Renewal   Date:


Close Theme 3: "Hoop-Dee-Doo"

    [aka: "Hoop-Dee-Doo Polka";

     the vocal version was a 1950 hit record by Perry Como;
     it was composed by the show's music director Milton Delugg
     and lyricist Frank Loesser who went on to prominence 
     composing for the Broadway musical theatre]

     Composers: music by Milton De Lugg (ASCAP), and
                lyrics by Frank Loesser (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher:  Frank Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     1999 Publishers: Amy Dee Music Corp. (ASCAP)
                        of Los Angeles, CA; and
                      Frank Music Corp. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY
     Published Copyright Date: Mar. 24, 1950; EP  45 300.
     Published Renewal   Date: Mar. 28, 1977;  R 658 403.


Theme 4: "Muriel"

    [aka: "Muriel Cigars";
     aka: "Muriel (Cigar Jingle)";
     title verified as THEME by collector Ray Clark;

     The original version of the jingle was composed by
     advertising music writer Peter V. Keveson in 1950;
     It was revised into a full song with collaborators
     Hoffman and Freed in 1954 when it was also published]

     Composers: Ralph Freed (ASCAP), 
                Al Hoffman (ASCAP) and
                Peter V. Keveson (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Theodore Presser Company (ASCAP)

     2002 Publishers: Al Hoffman Songs, Inc. (ASCAP) 
                         c/o Music Sales Corporation
                         of New York, NY;
                      Sunny Skies Music Co. (ASCAP)
                         of Los Angeles, CA;
                      Theodore Presser Company (ASCAP)
                         of King of Prussia, PA

    [filed as "Muriel Cigars" by Peter V. Keveson]:
     Original Copyright Date: Feb.  1, 1950; Eu 214 008.
     Original Renewal   Date: 

    [filed as the song "Muriel"]:
     Unpublished Copyright Date: Feb. 25, 1954; Eu 349 580.
     Unpublished Renewal   Date: Feb.  1, 1982; RE-121-465.

    [filed as the song "Muriel"]:
     Published Copyright Date: Apr. 23, 1954; Ep 79 872.
     Published Renewal   Date: Feb. 10, 1982; RE-119-750.


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