Guide to der Fuehrer's Face Musical Score, 1942

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wallace, Oliver
Title: Der Fuehrer's Face Musical Score
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.
Languages: The item is in English.
Quantity: 1 OS1 Folder (In consolidated box)
Identification: I-541
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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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

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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.

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The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

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Access and Use

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

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Wallace, Oliver; Der Fuehrer's Face, Musical Score; 1942; I-541; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

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Container List

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Series I: der Fuehrer's Face, 1942

1 Folder in OS1 consolidated box.
Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

Consolidated OS11der Fuehrer's Face, Musical Score by Oliver Wallace1942request_box
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