Lee Zahler

Lee Zahler (August 14, 1893 – February 21, 1947) was an American composer and musical director of films, starting in the 1920s and well into the 1940s.

During his career, he composed the music to the 1943 Batman and Phantom serials for Columbia studios. Zahler directed the music for all Columbia Pictures productions between 1938 and 1947, except for Brenda Starr Reporter in 1945, which was conducted by Edward J. Kay.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 14th, 1893 (New York City), Died February 21st, 1947 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W148922 10-in. 8/23/1929 It's you Larry Siry and his Hotel Ambassador Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zahler, Lee," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105362.

Zahler, Lee. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105362.

"Zahler, Lee." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105362


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