The Cardboard Lover

Title: The Cardboard Lover

Author: Ernst Luz

Publisher: Thematic Music Cue Sheet, 1928


Format: Cue Sheet

Document type: Cue Sheet

All authors/contributors: Ernst Luz

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  1. At screening: “My Song of Love For You” by Aborn (WHITE)
  2. The French Riviera: “Main Street” by Lake (YELLOW)
  3. What do you think this is: “Rose of Spring” by Bicchieri (LT. GREEN)
  4. Marion Davies tears leaf out of album: Repeat No. 2 (YELLOW)
  5. Tall man and girl shake hands: “Gloaming” by Kempinski
  6. You attend to my clothes: ad lib to screen – piano imitation
  7. It is only the phonograph: “The Broken Melody” by Van Biene
  8. Fade after title – “If Madame Simone phones, tell her”: Repeat No. 2 (YELLOW)
  9. Tall man knocks at room door: “Incidental Symphony No. 4o” by Hintz
  10. Tall man enters room: Repeat No. 5 “Gloaming”
  11. Lovers kiss: “Ardent Affection” by Marquardt (DK. BLUE)
  12. Singer thrown out into hall: Repeat No. 5 “Gloaming”
  13. Tall man walks from room door: Repeat No. 2 (YELLOW)
  14. Marion Davies crushes high hat: Repeat No. 3 (LT. GREEN)
  15. Ink from pen splashes on wall: Repeat No. 2 (YELLOW)
  16. The casino: “Flimsy Flouonces” by Hersom
  17. Banco: “Romance sans Paroles” by Marquardt
  18. After woman gets out of auto: Repeat No. 1 (WHITE)
  19. Marion Davies hands man check: “Gloaming” by Kempinski
  20. But whom: “Incidental Symphony No. 40” by Hintz
  21. It will be your duty: Repeat No. 19 “Gloaming”
  22. I will save you from her: “My Song of Love For You” by Albers (WHITE)
  23. I must see you alone: Repeat No. 19 “Gloaming”
  24. Permit me to present: Repeat No. 22 (WHITE)
  25. Marion Davies and man walk out of room: Repeat No. 20 “Incidental Symphony No. 40”
  26. Note handed to man: Repeat No. 19 “Gloaming”
  27. Will you do me a favor?: “Rose of Spring” by Bicchieri (LT. GREEN)
  28. Who was calling for: “Sincerity” by Byford
  29. And furthermore: Repeat No. 20 “Incidental Symphony No. 40”
  30. Whatever Sally started: “Rustic Caprice” by St. Clair
  31. Don’t worry, he’ll be detained: Repeat No. 27 (LT. GREEN)
  32. I’ll get my hat: Repeat No. 20 “Incidental Symphony No. 40”
  33. Marion Davies seen in rear of auto: “Main Street” by Lake (YELLOW)
  34. Man in library sits down: “Poeme Erotique” by Varnier
  35. Marion Davies gets out of auto: “Incidental Symphony No. 40” by Hintz
  36. Man gets into bed: Repeat No. 33 (YELLOW)
  37. Marion Davies puts porous plaster on man: “A Halloween Ride” by Marquardt
  38. Quick, get me out of here: “Love’s Awakening” by Fletcher
  39. Tell that little pest: Repeat No. 22 (WHITE)
  40. Let’s spend a nice quiet evening at home: Repeat No. 27 (LT. GREEN)
  41. You’re ticklish: Repeat No. 33 (YELLOW)
  42. Man opens drawer in writing table: “Gloaming” by Kempinski
  43. Let’s make sure of it: Repeat No. 27 (LT. GREEN)
  44. Marion Davies kicks trail of dress around: Repeat No. 40 “Gloaming”
  45. Stop with crash as Marion Davies is thrown on couch: “My Song of Love For You” by Albers (WHITE)
  46. Mademoiselle Simone is on the wire: Repeat No. 42 “Gloaming”
  47. Have you forgotten?: “Ardent Affection” by Marquardt (DK. BLUE)
  48. Man puts down telephone: Repeat No. 45 (WHITE)
  49. If you don’t snap out of it: “Rose of Spring” by Bicchieri (LT. GREEN)
  50. Well, I guess my job is finished: Repeat No. 45 (WHITE)
  51. Auto on screen: “Love’s Emotion” by Marquardt
  52. There is no one else: “Main Street” by Lake (YELLOW)
  53. I wouldn’t interfere: Repeat No. 51 “Love’s Emotion”
  54. You little salande: “Incidental Symphony No. 40” by Marquardt
  55. Man throws Marion Davies on floor: “Adagio Cantabile” by Ketelbey
  56. I can do nothing more: Repeat No. 45 (WHITE)

Proper rest period is Nos. 25 to 36 inclusive.

NOTE: The repetition of numbers in this cue sheet is simplified by the use of the “LUZ” SYMPHONIC COLOR GUIDE, sold by Music Buyers Corporation, 1520 Broadway, New York City. The color suggested for repetition of numbers designates the Mood or Emotion, and is used as a code for such repetitions.

Source: Carl Braun Collection


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