Photo courtesy of Bruce Broughton
(1946) Seated L to R: Franz Waxman, Dimitri Tiomkin, Meredith Willson, Bramwell Coles, Earl Lawrence, Wm. Grant Still.
Standing L to R: Abe Meyer, Leith Stevens, Wm. Broughton, Anthony Collins, John Green, Miklos Rozsa, Victor Young, Werner Heymann, Leo Shuken, Arthur Bergh, Alex Steinert, Robert Emmett Dolan, Frank Skinner, Wilbur Hatch, Carlos Morales, Louis R. Lipstone
Occassion: Meredith Willson was an admirer of the Salvation Army and its music. Bramwell Coles (pictured) ran the SA's International Music Dept in London; Bruce Broughton's grandfather ran the one on the west coast. On a visit to LA, Willson organized a lunch at the Friar's Club to honor Coles, inviting all the composers.