J.S. Zamecnik (John Stepan Zamecnik)

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Composer, conductor and violinist. He studied for five years with Anton Dvorak in Prague, then returned to America as violinist and concertmaster with Victor Herbert in the Pittsburgh Symphony. He became the musical director at the Hippodrome Theater in Cleveland, a vaudeville house that became a movie palace. He published a vast collection of music for scoring English and American silent films, using at least fourteen pseudonyms. Moved to Hollywood in 1924, the year he joined ASCAP. Read more...