Sheet Music, "When You Wish upon a Star"

Description (Brief)
Ned Washington and Leigh Harline wrote the optimistic “When You Wish Upon A Star” for the animated film “Pinocchio.” The Academy Award winning song would go on to become the signature theme of the Walt Disney Company. This sheet music was published in 1939, a year prior to the film’s opening.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Date made
Irving Berlin, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall pattern)
ink (overall pattern)
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
1939 exhibit
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
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1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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