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Der Fuehrer's Face Musical Score

 Collection
Identifier: I-541

Scope and Content Note

This musical score, “der Fuehrer’s Face,” is from the Walt Disney Motion Picture originally entitled “Donald Duck in Nutzi Land;” however the picture was released under the name of the song itself. The score was published by the Southern Music Publishing Company, Inc., 1619 Broadway, New York. The “Words and Music" are by Oliver Wallace. The score is six pages long (3 leaves). The front page has an image of Donald Duck throwing a tomato into Adolph Hitler’s eye. His other eye is represented by a swastika.

Dates

  • 1942

Creator

Language of Materials

The item is in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:

American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011

email: reference@ajhs.org

Historical Note

Oliver Wallace (1887-1963) was a British composer who specialized in composing music for film. He worked extensively with Walt Disney Studios.1

The film der Fuehrer's Face won the academy award for best animated short film in 1943. It was created to promote American patriotism on the home front and encourage the purchase of war bonds. In the film, Donald Duck is in a nightmare world where he is a Nazi and is forced to work producing artillery shells. At the end of the film he wakes from his dream thankful that he is in America.2

Footnotes

  1. 1 "Oliver Wallace" Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Wallace
  2. 2 “Der Fuehrer's Face” Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Fuehrer's_Face

Extent

1 Folders (In consolidated box)

Abstract

This item is the musical score for the song “der Fuehrer’s Face" used in the Walt Disney Donald Duck World War II propaganda film of the same name.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information unknown.
Title
Guide to der Fuehrer's Face Musical Score, 1942   *I-541
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Christine McEvilly
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States