[Dixielandjazz] Henry Mancini to Get Licked

Kurt bowermastergroup at qwest.net
Fri Aug 8 10:24:02 PDT 2003

Speaking of stamps, whatever happened to the efforts to get Bix on a US
Postage stamp?  The Bix Society even had t-shirts printed up back 1n 1996 to
help promote the effort.  Perhaps this is a worthy cause the members of DJML
can get behind.

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Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 8:17 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Henry Mancini to Get Licked

Listmates--hope I'm not out of order in forwarding this information on a
commemorative stamp for Henry Mancini

Norman Vickers

Composer Henry Mancini to Be on New Stamp

.c The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Henry Mancini, the composer of ``Moon River'' and music
for the ``Pink Panther'' movies, will be honored on a postage stamp next

The design will show Mancini conducting while titles of his works appear to
scroll past on a screen behind him. It will be unveiled in Los Angeles on
Aug. 16.

``Henry Mancini's influence on the music industry has never been stronger,
and this stamp is a special way to pay tribute to his enduring genius,''
Postmaster General John Potter said Wednesday.

Mancini's work for the ``Peter Gunn'' series became the first jazz album to
sell more than a million copies. It won two Grammys.

 From the 1950s to the early 1990s, Mancini created scores for more than 70
films, including ``Moon River,'' the theme of ``Breakfast at Tiffany's'';
``The Pink Panther''; ``The Great Race''; and ``10.''

His television works included themes for ``Mr. Lucky,'' ``Newhart,''
``Remington Steele'' and ``Hotel.''

Mancini was born April 16, 1924, in Cleveland and was taught by his father
to play the piccolo. He attended New York's Juilliard School of Music on a
scholarship. At 18, Mancini was drafted into the Army Air Corps and
assigned to a military band.

After the war he became pianist for the reorganized Glenn Miller Orchestra
and later moved to California where he began composing for film and

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