New in Paperback! Surveys the impressive career of Hugo Friedhofer, one of Hollywood's extraordinary composers of music for the movies. The composer of music for over 120 films, Friedhofer earned 9 Oscar nominations and received the award for his masterful score to The Best Years of Our Lives in 1946. His life is examined through essays, personal letters, and interviews with film historians and friends of the composer, and an oral history with Friedhofer himself. Paperback edition available July 2002.
Linda Danly is a composer and film music historian. She teaches the history of film music at the University of Southern California. Other published writings include biographical essays on screen composers Herbert Stothart, Leigh Harline, and Fran Churchill for the American National Biography, Oxford University Press.