"Nothing came my way that I wasn't prepared for and things I didn't get, I wasn't really prepared for them. I was feeling sad that I didn't get this picture or this job, but in hindsight, I wasn't ready for it. I was fortunate that those things didn't happen. I did lesser things, but I was always learning -- life is a learning process....Young people should be patient; things will happen when they're supposed to happen."
About This Interview
Jerry Goldsmith was interviewed for two hours in Beverly Hills, CA. Goldsmith talked 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 described his transition to television with the "live" dramatic anthology series Climax! He talked about the schedule for this series, the kinds of music he wrote, and the phenomenon of working in "live" television. He also discussed working on the last two seasons of the prestigious CBS anthology series Playhouse 90. Additionally, he talked 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. The interview was conducted by Jon Burlingame on May 8, 2002.