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Festival of the Arts Boca and the case of the missing film score

Festival of the Arts Boca and the case of the missing film score

Last October, when the Festival of the Arts Boca geared up to screen the 1964 comedy caper “The Pink Panther” with a live orchestra, organizers discovered the 53-year-old movie score had gone missing. Monica Mancini, daughter of “The Pink Panther” composer Henry Mancini, told the festival that without her father’s original handwritten sheet music, any live performance would be impossible. So the Mancini family, with help from Schirmer Theatrical, a New York-based company that stages concerts using Hollywood film scores, embarked on a search-and-rescue mission. One month later, the Mancinis found the score: Mancini’s original pages had been gathering dust in a research library at the...

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