Saturday, March 1, 2014

John Malveaux: 'Hollywood Walk of Fame SHAME'

William Grant Still
[William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at
which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, Recordings, sheet music and books of William Grant Still are available at, which is operated by the composer's daughter Judith Anne Still] 

Theodora Goes Wild (Wikipedia)

John Malveaux of writes:

William Grant Still is listed as an uncredited composer of music for the popular 1936 film, Theodora Goes Wild, in which Irene Dunn was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role. See

That same year (1936) William Grant Still become the first African American to conduct a major orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the HOLLYWOOD BOWL.
This year is the 80th anniversary of William Grant Still's 1934 move to Los Angeles and the 85th anniversary of his 1929 work transition to Hollywood with The Paul Whiteman Orchestra. See

Comment by email:
Hi Bill, You indicated ‘The Paul Whitehead Orchestra’ in your post. You mean Paul Whiteman!  Kid regards, Mike  [Michael S. Wright]

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