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Aip Composer Paul Dunlap Dies

24 March 2010 12:34 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Paul Dunlap was a prolific film composer in the 1950s and 1960s, scoring over 200 features.  He was best known for providing themes and scores for numerous science fiction and horror thrillers of the decades.  His music highlighted attacks by prehistoric beasts in 1951’s Lost Continent starring Cesar Romero, and an alien robot invasion in 1954’s Target Earth with Richard Denning and Kathleen Crowley.  He scored Michael Landon’s transformation from man to monster in I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), and provided music for such other Aip and United/Allied Artist cult classics as I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957), Blood of Dracula (1957), How to Make a Monster (1958), Frankenstein – 1970 (1958), Invisible Invaders (1959), The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959), Angry Red Planet (1959), Shock Corridor (1963), and Black Zoo (1963). 

Dunlap was born in Springfield, Ohio, on July 19, 1919.  He began working in films in the early 1950s, scoring westerns, war and action films including The Baron of Arizona »

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