Marvin Hatley

Marvin Hatley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Thomas Marvin Hatley (April 3, 1905 - August 23, 1986), professionally known simply as Marvin Hatley, was an American film composer and musical director, best known for his work for the Hal Roach studio from 1929 until 1940. Hatley wrote many of the musical cues appearing in the Our Gang, Laurel and Hardy, and Charley Chase films. His most memorable composition is "The Cookoo Song" (also known as "Ku-Ku," or "Dance of the Cookoos"), which serves as Laurel and Hardy's theme song. He was also the "player piano" (performing off-screen) in The Music Box (1932). His work in Laurel and Hardy's films Way Out West and Block-Heads earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Score.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136561611
  • 9786136561615