Victor Schertzinger
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N 40° 48.754 W 076° 08.595
18T E 403578 N 4518579
Quick Description: The Road to Zanzabar and Singapore starts at Mahanoy City!
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2006 6:23:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMVBT
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Violin prodigy who performed with John Philip Sousa and later became a film director and composer. He pioneered the use of original music for films, and his film “One Night of Love” won best musical score and sound recording Oscars in 1934. He composed the pop standard “Tangerine.” Among many films he directed were two of the Hope and Crosby “Road” movies. He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His childhood home was here.

Born in Mahanoy City he was trained as a concert violinist, than a symphony conductor. He was commissioned to compose the orchestral accompaniment for the film Civilization in 1916. From there he went on to directing. At the time of his death in 1941 he was directing Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in their Road movies. (Road to Zanazbar & Road to Singapore) For a complete list of his work see the web site below.
Marker Name: Victor Schertzinger

County: Schuylkill

Date Dedicated: 09/01/2006

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: 115 W Centre St. (Wachovia Bank parking lot), Mahanoy City

Category: Music & Theater, Performers

Website: [Web Link]

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