"In the music department at Universal Television in 1963 I was in one office, John Williams was in another, Quincy Jones, Dave Grusin, and Lalo Schifrin were all there. We'd try to outdo each other. It was a very creative time that doesn't exist now."
About This Interview
In his two-hour Archive interview, Jerry Goldsmith talks about his early years at CBS where he began as a typist in the music department and then began working on shows, adding library music (and some original work) to radio series of the day. He describes his transition to television with the "live" dramatic anthology series Climax! He talks about the schedule for this series, the kinds of music he wrote, and the phenomenon of working in "live" television. He also discusses working on the last two seasons of the prestigious CBS anthology series Playhouse 90. Additionally, he talks about his continued work in television (at Revue Studios, Lorimar Studios, and elsewhere), where he worked on other filmed series, television movies and television miniseries. Jon Burlingame conducted the interview in Beverly Hills, CA on May 8, 2002.