Film, Television, and Theater Archival Collections
Alphabetical List of Collections
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ABC Circle Films Production Records for the Miniseries War and Remembrance, 1984-88 (Collection 103)
- Production records and research files related to the television miniseries War and Remembrance; includes script material, location photographs, storyboards, production files, shooting schedules, budget information, and historical research files
Affonso, Victor John Transcripts of Interviews with Communication Specialists, 1973 (Collection 186)
- Transcripts of interviews conducted by Affonso for research on his thesis, A Descriptive Study of Selected Viewpoints on the Teaching of Broadcast Communication Arts: A Basis for Guidance of the Degree Program in Communication Arts, which was intended as a practical tool for communication studies in India; includes interviews with thirteen faculty members from universities in Los Angeles, New York, and Montreal
Albertson, Jack Papers, ca. 1959-ca. 1980 (Collection 291)
Eighteen boxes (nine linear feet); seven shoe boxes (three linear feet)
- Scripts, joke files, printed ephemera, and other memorabilia related to the career of this actor and entertainer; bulk comprised of script files and material from various projects featuring him or submitted to him for consideration, including Ensign O'Toole, Flim Flam Man, Grandpa Goes to Washington, The Name of the Game, and Pete and Gladys, among others; two scripts from Chico and the Man, probably his best-known television role; no materials for Days of Wine and Roses, The Posiden Adventure, or Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Allen, Irwin Papers, 1964-75 (Collection 18)
133 boxes (forty-seven linear feet)
- Scripts and production material related to various television series produced by Allen; episode files includes such documents as story idea, script supervisor's annotated script, versions of the script, cast and set lists, shooting schedules, call sheets, daily production reports, budgets, director and writer agreements, correspondence, and original sketches; series include Animal World (1956), Land of the Giants (1967-70), Lost in Space (1965-68), Swiss Family Robinson (1975), The Time Tunnel (1966-67), and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-68)
Aluminum Company of AmericaTelevision Scripts Sponsored By Alcoa, 1959-63 (Collection 186)
Nine boxes (four linear feet)
- Drafts of scripts and production credits related to the Alcoa Presents, Alcoa Premiere, One Step Beyond, and Fred Astaire Presents programs
Amateau, Rod Papers, 1955-66 (Collection 88)
Twenty-two boxes (nine linear feet)
- Bound television series scripts including the Bob Cummings Show (1955-68), Phil Silvers Show (1963-64), My Mother the Car (1965-66), George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1956-58), George Burns Show (1958-59), Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-63), O.K. Crackerby! (1965), and Mister Ed (1960)
Andy Williams Show Scripts, 1964-67 (Collection 125)
Five boxes (two linear feet)
- Fifty-nine scripts from The Andy Williams Show from October 5, 1964, through March 12, 1967, and an index to guests appearing on the program
Arzner, Dorothy Papers, ca. 1920-79 (Collection 175)
Seven boxes (four linear feet)
- Clippings, sketches, photographs and motion picture stills, correspondence, scrapbooks, audio recordings, and ephemera related to Arzner's personal life and career as filmmaker; stills from the films Anybody's Woman, The Bride Wore Red, The Covered Wagon, Craig's Wife, Dance Girl Dance, Fashion for Women, First Comes Courage, Get your Man, Manhattan Cocktail, Merrily We Go to Hell, Nana, Old Ironsides, Ten Modern Commandments, and Working Girls
Adams, Gerald Drayson Scripts, ca.1949-ca. 1960s (Collection 221)
Six boxes (three linear feet)
- Screenplays, teleplays, treatments and other writings related to the career of this writer
Collection of Awards Ephemera, 1911-[ongoing] (Collection 209)
Ten boxes (five linear feet)
- Programs and a small amount of printed ephemera from motion picture and television-related award presentation ceremonies; bulk is from the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, American Film Institute Awards, and Golden Globe Awards
Collection of Radio Scripts For Baby Snooks, 1937-45 (Collection 85)
Thirty-one boxes (thirteen linear ft.)
- Primarily radio scripts for Baby Snooks episodes featuring Fanny Brice; scripts from Maxwell House Presents Good News (November 4, 1937-July 25, 1940), Maxwell House Coffee Time (September 5, 1940-May 28, 1942; October 8, 1942-May 31, 1945; no episodes December 4, 1941-March 5, 1942; no Baby Snooks spots September 7, 1944-May 31, 1945), Maxwell House Iced Coffee Time (June 16-August 31, 1944), Post Toasties Time (June 4-August 6, 1942), and Toasties Time (September 11, 1944-June 10, 1945); Frank Morgan spots and annotated scripts
Baker, Herbert Papers, 1939-78 (Collection 108)
116 boxes (forty-nine linear feet)
- Script materials and files related to Baker's career; material from radio, stage, and television productions including various Perry Como programs, The Danny Kaye Show, The Flip Wilson Show, The John Davidson Show, The Dean Martin Show, and The Eddie Fisher Show; photographs, music scores, and personal memorabilia related to the career of vaudeville singer Belle Baker
Barnes, George Papers, 1919-26 (Collection 282)
Two boxes (one linear ft.); one flat box (one linear foot)
- Photographs, clippings, correspondence, scrapbook and ephemera related to the career of this popular West Coast stock performance actor during the 1920s
Barrett, Tony Papers, 1952-73 (Collection 61)
128 boxes and sixty-five volumes
- Material related to the career of this producer and writer Tony Barrett; includes scripts, production material, notes, and correspondence; material for approximately eighty television series, twenty radio programs, and ten motion pictures and teleplays including Mod Squad (1968-73), Burke's Law (1963-66), Felony Squad (1966-67), Peter Gunn (1958-61), and Snoop Sisters (1973); bound volumes of scripts
Bellin, William Papers, 1930-96 (Collection 295)
Four Boxes (two linear ft); four flat oversize boxes; fifteen oversized map folders
- Mainly materials related to Bellin's career as a costume, prop and set designer and graphic designer; includes blueline set drawings, costume and prop sketches, playbills, graphic design samples, photographs and transparencies of display materials, scenic elements, floats and props for projects with the UCLA Theater Arts Department, Margaret Buxton's Originals, Irvin and Kenneth Feld, and production designer George Jenkins
William and Lee Bell Scripts for Television Soap Operas, 1958- (Collection 96)
877 boxes (438 linear feet)
- Versions of scripts for soap operas including The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, and The Young and the Restless; small amount of production material and correspondence
Bennett, Harve Scripts and Production Material for Television, 1968-77 (Collection 6)
Twenty-four boxes (ten linear feet)
- Scripts and production material for television productions including Mod Squad (1968-71), Six-Million-Dollar Man (1973-77), Bionic Woman (1976-77), Invisible Man (1975-76), Gemini Man (1976), and the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976); scripts for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, written by Bennett, and A Woman Called Golda (parts I and II)
Berkeley, Martin Papers, ca. 1940-ca. 1960 (Collection 148)
Thirteen boxes (six linear feet)
- Primarily scripts and screenplays related to the career of this writer; includes versions of scripts written by him and several of his collaborators including Stanley Roberts and Clark E. Reynolds; small number of stage and radio scripts
Binder, Steve Papers, 1962-76 (Collection 151)
Seventeen boxes (seven linear feet)
- Material related to the career of this producer, director, and writer; Includes drafts of scripts, production material, and photographs from television programs including The Steve Allen Comedy Hour (1967), America or Bust, Elvis Presley Special (1968), Hullabaloo, Liza Minnelli Special (1970), The Lucy Show (1966), The Mac Davis Show (1976), and Petula [Clark] (1968)
Blees, Robert Television and Motion Picture Scripts, 1963-79 (Collection 57)
Fourteen boxes (six linear feet)
- Scripts and ephemera for twenty-six television series including Barnaby Jones (1973), The Bob Newhart Show (1975), Bonanza (1967), Kraft Suspense Theater (1963), and Project U.F.O. (1975, et al.); versions of scripts and story treatments for twenty-three produced and unproduced motion pictures
Bochner, Lloyd Scripts, 1960-92 (Collection 116)
Twenty-eight boxes (eleven linear feet)
- Primarily television scripts related to this actor's career, including The Richard Boone Show (1963-64), Hong Kong (1960-61), and Dynasty (1980-82); annotated scripts, call sheets, and other production-related items; scripts for two motion pictures and several radio programs
Bogart, Van Scripts and Production Material for Television and Motion Pictures, 1955-56 (Collection 153)
Twenty boxes (eight linear feet)
- Drafts of scripts, production material, photographs, artwork, and music from television and motion picture productions; series include The Affairs of China Smith, Broken Arrow, You Are There, My Friend Flicka, and The Twentieth-Century Fox Hour; motion pictures include Carousel (1956), D-Day Sixth of June, The Best Things in Life Are Free, and Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Bogert, Vincent Radio and Television Serie Scripts, 1946-64 (Collection 7)
Forty-one boxes (seventeen linear feet)
- Primarily scripts for the radio series Duffy's Tavern (1946-50) and the televsion series The Garry Moore Show (1950-64); some production notes and other miscellaneous scripts
Bonner, Priscilla Papers, 1920s (Collection 285)
One box (one-quarter linear foot) and one flat box (one-half linear foot)
- Clippings and photographs from the career of this silent film actress, who performed with stars including Clara Bow, Gary Cooper, Tyrone Power, and Will Rogers
Boyle, Donald Scripts and Production Information for the Television Series Love, American Style, 1970-72 (Collection 123)
Fourteen boxes (six linear feet)
- Scripts and production information
Braden, Hub Papers, 1976-85 (Collection 152)
Nine boxes (five linear feet)
- Script and production material, original storyboards as well as photocopies, sketches, notes, and photographs related to the career of this art director and production designer from television projects including All That Glitters, Baby I'm Back, Love American Style, Once Is Not Enough, and Irwin Allen's production of Alice in Wonderland; small collection of NBC television wardrobe sketches (1970-76) collected by Braden
Bronson, Betty Papers (Collection 158)
Twelve boxes (eight linear feet)
- Materials related to the career of this actress, including approximately 1100 clippings, 370 photographs, scripts, playbills, artwork, scrapbooks, sheet music, correspondence, periodicals, legal papers, diaries, and fan letters
Brooke, Bob Lux Video Theater Collection, 1955 (Collection 294)
Three boxes (two linear feet), one oversized flat box
- Scripts and set plans for 1955 episodes of the dramatic anthology series Lux Video Theater (1950-54) collected by someone who is believed to have been an audio technician for the program
Burnett, Carol Papers, 1961-82 (Collection 66)
Nine boxes (four linear feet)
- Scripts from television projects including The Carol Burnett Show (1976-77), Carol and Company, and a small number of specials; small number of photographs and printed ephemera for television work; photographs and scrapbooks for a small number of motion picuture projects, including Annie and The Wedding; small amount of printed ephemera and photographs from stage and live appearances; and a small number of clippings, artwork, and awards and certificates related to various events in her career
Carroll, Sidney Television and Motion Picture Scripts, 1957-81 (Collection 94)
Twenty-seven boxes (fourteen linear feet)
- Drafts of scripts, correspondence, and research notes related to the career of this writer; contains material for stage, television, and motion picture productions including the television series Beacon Hill, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Steve Canyon, and U.S. Steel Hour, miniseries George Washington and Shogun, motion pictures A Big Hand for the Little Lady and Gambit, television documentary The Louvre, and teleplays The Count of Monte Cristo and The Man without a Country as well as material for unproduced projects
Caesar's Hour Scripts, 1954-1955. (Collection No. 55).
3 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts for the Caesar’s hour television program from Sept. 1954-June 1955, programs 1-30.
Catanich, Joseph Papers, 1954-1955. (Collection No. 55).
3 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of material related to the career of radio producer Joseph G. Catanich. Includes transcription discs for the Los Angeles Community chest radio program (1940-42), scripts, photographs, business papers, and promotional material. Includes material from Heartbeats of the city and other radio programs, Campaign radio and stage plays, and publicity material for the Joey Bishop show (1961-64).
Cates, Joseph Papers, 1963-1995. (Collection No. 298).
42 boxes (21 linear feet), 1 carton (1.5 linear feet), and 1 microfilm box
- The career of producer and director Joseph Cates spans from the 1940s to the 1990s. The collection primarily documents Cates' professional accomplishments in the television industry from 1960s to the 1980s and includes production information and scripts for a variety of productions in which Cates was directly involved. Among the projects are International Emmy Awards shows; assorted Ford's Theatre annual productions; Johnny Cash country music specials (1970s-1980s); assorted circus related productions such as Great Circuses of the World (1989); and the award winning specials Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man (1970) and 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin (1972).
Chapman, Frank Papers, ca. 1960-ca. 1978 (Collection No. 173).
3 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts, photographs, and production material related to the career of artist Frank Chapman. Includes material for several television and motion picture productions including the television series Batman and The Legend of Jesse James, and the motion picture Johnny Got His Gun (1971). Also includes a small collection of inscribed photographs of various performers and photographs of The Towering Inferno.
Chow, David Scripts, 1969-1986 (Collection No. 142).
3 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts related to the career of actor and director David Chow. Includes scripts from 19 television series including Kung Fu (Nov. 1971-Nov. 1973) and produced and unproduced motion pictures. Some scripts include annotations.
Cole, Jack Papers (Collection 172).
6 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of materials related to the life and career of dancer and choreographer, Jack Cole. Includes clippings, photographs, programs, research materials, correspondence, and biographical materials. Clippings, programs and photographs relate to night club performances, stage productions, and films in which Cole was involved including the Rainbow Room, the musicals Kismet and Magdalena, and the musical revue Alive and kicking.
Collins, Hal Papers, 1940-1979 (Collection No. 140).
32 boxes (13.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts related to the career of writer and producer Hal Collins. Includes scripts for radio, television, and motion picture productions including the radio series, Time to smile (1939-42); the television series, The Milton Berle show, The Red Buttons show, The Rudy Vallee show, Texaco star theatre; and the motion pictures, Junior prom (1946), Campus Sleuth (1948), and For singles only (1968).
Cooper, Jackie Papers, 1955-1989 (Collection No. 114).
18 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts related to the career of actor, director, and producer Jackie Cooper. Includes annotated scripts from a variety of television and motion picture productions including the television series The People’s Choice (1955-58). Also includes manuscripts from chapters of Cooper’s autobiography.
Crane, Harry Papers (Collection 203). 120 boxes (60 linear ft.)
- Portions of this collection are in process and currently unavailable for use. Inquires regarding these materials should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian, UCLA Arts Library Special Collections. The collection consists of gag file (with index), collection Current Comedy and Fun Masters Monthly, radio scripts, television script materials, and original writings for Jackie Gleason and the Honeymooners television series entertainer
Dan Curtis Productions Records, 1966-1971 (Collection 1).
53 boxes (22.8 linear ft.)
- The collection consists of production records related to the career of prolific television producer and director Dan Curtis and his production company, Dan Curtis Productions. Included are scripts, production information, press clippings, photographs, audio reels, business records, and other documents pertaining to assorted produced and unproduced television and motion picture projects. Among the numerous projects are the daytime television soap opera Dark Shadows, the television miniseries Winds of War and War and Remembrance, and the motion picture House of Dark Shadows.
The Defenders Scripts, 1962-1965 (Collection No. 114).
7 boxes (3.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of annotated scripts for the television series, The Defenders. Includes scripts for production numbers 29-132 (Jan. 1962-Mar. 1965). Script annotations may be by writer, Robert Markell.
De Forest Research Inc Collection of Television Scripts, 1964-1986 (Collection No. 63).
600 boxes (250.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts for television series and mini-series reviewed by the research firm de Forest Research, Inc. Includes a variety of scripts including, WKRP in Cincinnati, St. Elsewhere, Sanford and Son, Love boat, Young doctor Kildare, and Hogans's heroes. Also includes complete script runs for a number of television series including but not limited to, All in the family, I spy, The fugitive, and The Brady bunch.
Derman, Lou Papers, 1944-1975 (Collection No. 99).
32 boxes (81 bound volumes)
- Collection consists of 81 bound volumes of various radio and television program scripts related to the career of writer producer Lou Derman. Radio scripts from programs include Life with Luigi (Sept. 1948-Feb. 1953), Our Miss Brooks (Dec. 1953-June 1954), Happy Island starring Ed Wynn (Sept. 1944-Feb. 1945), and Let Yourself Go starring Milton Berle (Mar.-June 1945). Television scripts from programs include December Bride (season 1954/55-1958/59), Mister Ed (season 1960/61-1965/66), The Gale Storm Show (season 1959/60), and All in the Family (July 1974-Feb. 1975).
Collection of Richard Dix Photographs, ca. 1910-1928 (Collection No. 30).
13 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of ca. 5200 original photographs related to the career of actor Richard Dix. Contains stills from forty-nine identified and dated productions as well as several unidentified items including portraits, production and scene stills, and location and camera crew shots. Also includes photographs of family and friends.
Dolinsky, Meyer Papers, 1954-1984. (Collection No. 179).
21 boxes (8.75 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of materials related to various television series and motion pictures contributed to by Meyer Dolinsky. Includes scripts, story ideas, treatments, and drafts. Contains materials for television series such as Cannon (1972-73), Ben Casey (1963), Cagney and Lacey (1982), Coverup (1984), Dr. Kildare (1965), Hawaii five-O (1969-72), Mr. Novak (1964), Outer limits (1963), and Space (1959). Contains materials for motion pictures such as As young as we were (1958) and Fifth floor (1980). (FKA Meyer Dolinsky Television and Motion Picture Scripts)
Drake, William Papers, 1915-1946, (bulk 1930-1946). (Collection No. 289).
7 boxes (3.25 linear ft.)
- William Drake was an assistant editor for Vanity Fair magazine in New York and a screenwriter in Hollywood. The collection consists of a mixture of writings that appear to be playscripts, screenplays, preliminary and suggested outlines for stage and screen projects, assorted stories, synopses, and essays written, adapted, translated by or possibly submitted to Drake. There are writings for projects such as Brown Derby, One More Spring, Sherlock Holmes, and a project titled Ready to Wear, adapted from the story by Claudia Cranston.
Don Fedderson Productions Production Records, 1955-1972 ( Collection No. 50)
44 boxes (33.5 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of material for 15 television series related to Don Fedderson Productions. Includes various versions of scripts (bound and unbound), production material, press releases, clippings, stills, negatives, color transparencies, and slides. Television programs include The Betty White show, Date with the angels, Do you trust your wife, Family affair, My three sons, and Millionaire. (FKA Don Fedderson Television Production Material
East West Players, Inc Records, 1965-1991 (Collection 115).
113 boxes; 11 oversize boxes
- Collection consists of material related to the East West Players theater company. Includes correspondence, scripts, photographs, minutes of the board of directors, video and audio tapes, financial and administrative records, publicity materials, and grants information.
Englund, Ken Papers, 1933-1972 (Collection No. 157)
21 boxes (14.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of material related to the career of writer, Ken Englund. Includes numerous scripts for motion pictures (produced and unproduced), television, stage, and radio including the radio programs, The Armour hour (1933-35), Joe Penner (1937), National biscuit show (1937) and the Ken Murray show (1937). Also includes personal papers and project files containing treatments and story ideas written by Englund and his collaborators.
See also: Englund, Ken Papers, 1940-1970. (Collection No. 1106 ) YRL Department of Special Collections)
Jerry Fairbanks Productions Records, ca. 1940-1970 (Collection 176)
72 boxes (30 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of records related to Jerry Fairbanks Productions, Inc. Includes script materials, production and business records, photographs, color transparencies, slides, and storyboards. Includes materials for television documentaries, commercial and industrial productions, and unproduced projects.
Fine, Mort Papers, 1972-1982 (Collection No. 76).
21 boxes (9.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of television and motion picture scripts related to the career of writer and producer, Mort Fine. Includes various script drafts for numerous projects including the television series Kojak (1973-74) and the screenplay The Greek Tycoon (1978). Also includes some pre-production notes and memos.
Flippen, Ruth Brooks Papers, 1946-1974 (Collection No. 100).
23 boxes (10.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts, research, notes, photographs, and clippings related to the career of writer Ruth Brooks Flippen. Contains material for several produced and unproduced projects including motion pictures Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961), Looking for Love (1965), and Love Is Better Than Ever (1952) and television series The Farmer's Daughter, General Hospital (ca. June 1972-ca. Nov. 1972), and Gidget. Also includes some personal photographs, correspondence, and papers pertaining to Flippen's husband, actor Jay C. Flippen.
Garden Theater Festival Files, 1972-1981 ( Collection 182)
136 boxes (57.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of business records, correspondence, photographs, press clippings and releases, and audio and video tapes related to the Garden Theatre Festival. Also includes papers related to Warren Christensen and Los Angeles Performing Arts Festivals.
Gelbart, Larry Papers (Collection No. 22)
- Collection consists of material related to the career of writer and producer, Larry Gelbart. Includes scripts, treatments, production material, scrapbooks, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and video and audio tapes. Contains material from radio, television, theater, and motion picture productions such as City of angels (stage), The Bob Hope show (radio), A funny thing happened on the way to the forum (stage), M*A*S*H (television), and Tootsie (motion picture).
Hallmark Hall of Fame Scripts and Production Material, 1951-1984. (Collection No. 71)
38 boxes (16.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts and production material related to the Hallmark hall of fame radio and television productions. Includes Hallmark hall of fame television scripts (as aired 1955-82) and Hallmark playhouse radio scripts (as aired Jan. 1952-Mar. 1955). Also includes property procurement and releases (1948-52) for Hallmark playhouse. Titles for the radio productions may be known as Hallmark radio hall of fame.(FKA Scripts and Production Material for Hallmark Hall of Fame Radio and Television Productions)
Hennesey Scripts, 1959-1962 (Collection No. 128).
5 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts for the television series Hennesey (production nos. 1-96). Also includes some production information such as music on cue sheets, story summaries, rating data, brief biographies and photographs of main characters, and promotional material.
Hill-Eubanks Group, Inc Scripts and Production Material for Television Game Shows, 1977-1985. (Collection No. 149)
84 boxes (35.0 linear ft.)
- Consists primarily of scripts and production material for television game shows produced by the Hill-Eubanks Group, Inc. Includes scripts, pre-production and production materials such as production schedules, budget information, meeting notes, correspondence, and AFTRA contracts. Also includes material from the variety program The Toni Tennille show and programs produced by Little Joey Productions. Includes programs such as All star charade, The Guinness game, You bet your life (1980, hosted by Buddy Hackett), and All star secrets.
Home Box Office (Firm) Scripts for HBO Television Series, 1983-1988. ( Collection No. 79)
32 boxes (13.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts for 19 HBO television series. Includes scripts primarily from comedy series Not necessarily the news, and First and ten.
International Animated Film Association. ASIFA-Hollywood Collection of Animation Art and Ephemera, ca. 1950-ca. 1986. ( Collection No. 161)
11 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of animation art from various local and international studio and independent animators including Hanna-Barbera, Walter Lantz, Walt Disney, J.R. Bray, John and Faith Hubley, Chuck Jones, and John Weldon. Includes original animation art newsletters, pamphlets, programs, catalogues, and journals. Also includes video tapes of ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards.
Isaaces, Charles Papers, 1941-1973 (Collection No. 80).
26 boxes (11.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists primarily of television and radio series scripts from the career of writer Charles Isaacs. The collection also includes photographs and correspondence. Television materials include such titles as The Jimmy Durante Television show (1950-54), The Johnny Carson Show (1955-56), and The Dean Martin show (1971). Radio materials include such titles as Kraft music hall (1947-49), The Bob Burns Show (1946-47), The Rudy Vallee Show (1941), and The Martin and Lewis Show (1949-50). Includes some bound volumes.
Jeakins, Dorothy Costume Design Archive, 1932-1975 (Collection )
14 boxes (7 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of costume designs for theater and motion picture productions created by costume designer Dorothy Jeakins. Includes drawings of costume designs for theater and motion picture productions, slides, fabric swatches, and notebooks.
Jenkins, George Papers, 1946-1984 1Collection 139)
46 boxes; 47 oversize folders
- Collection consists of materials related to the professional career of production designer and art director George Jenkins. Includes research material, sketches, and floor plans. Research materials consist of location photographs, scripts, schedules, notes, color samples, and budget records. Sketches include original drawings in pencil, charcoal, and watercolor of scenes and sets. Floor plans include blueprints of stage sets built for film or television productions, or map out existing buildings including furniture details, elevations, and continuity sketches. Includes materials for productions such as 1776 (1972), All the president's men (1976), Best years of our lives (1946), Funny lady (1975), Music with Mary Martin (TV, 1959), and The new revue (TV, 1953-54). (Formerly known as George Jenkins Art Direction Materials Archive)
Justman, Robert H. Star Trek Scripts, 1966-1968. (Collection 89)
8 boxes (3.4 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of original Star trek scripts. Scripts include production materials such as shooting schedules, cast lists, title sheets, special photographic effects lists, and credits. Most of the scripts have Justman's name or initials on the front cover and minor annotations or lines in the text.
Jurist, Ed Radio and Television Scripts, 1940-1979. (Collection 122)
- Collection consists of radio and television series scripts related to the career of writer and producer Ed Jurist. Includes scripts for numerous productions including the radio series Alrich family and The Jonathan Winters show, and the television series Bewitched (1969-71), Colonel Humphrey Flack (1953-59), Leave it to Beaver (1957-59), and The Patty Duke show (1964-66).
Kalter, Suzy Collection of Dallas Scripts, 1978-1985 (Collection No. 77).
16 boxes (7.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of television scripts for the series Dallas (1978-85). It is likely the scripts were collected by Suzy Kalter for her book project, The Complete Book of Dallas : Behind the Scenes of the World's Favorite TV Program.
Kandel, Stephen Scripts, 1958-1987. (Collection 118)
44 boxes (19.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of television and motion picture scripts related to the career of writer producer Stephen Kandel. Scripts consist of various drafts and versions. Includes television programs such as Iron horse, MacGyver, Mannix, and Sea hunt. Includes television movies such as Broken promises and Son rise : a miracle of love. Includes motion pictures such as Battle of the Coral Sea, Cannon for Cordoba, and Magnificent roughnecks.
Walter Lantz Productions Papers, 1940-1979. (Collection 47)
- Collection consists of materials related to the career of cartoon animator, Walter Lantz. Includes production files, subject files, cels, drawings, backgrounds, exposure sheets, and comic books and posters. Production files contain writer's and director's materials used in pre and early production. Subject files contain correspondence, clippings, photographs and personal material. Comic books consist largely of foreign language publications from the 1960s, 70s, and early 80s including El pajaro loco, Haccke Hackspett, Nakke Nakuttaja, OPica-Pau, Picchiarello, Pico, and Soren Spaette, and English language comics published from the 1940s-50s including Andy Panda, Chilly Willy, Woody Woodpecker, Oswald the lucky rabbit, and New funnies. (FKN Walter Lantz Animation Archive)
Lavery, Emmet Papers, 1920's-1980's (Collection 48).
61 boxes (30 linear feet)
- PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION: some restrictions may apply. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Special Collections Librarian, UCLA Arts Special Collections.
Leonard, Herbert Papers, 1957-1977 ( Collection 29).
181 boxes (91.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of materials related to the career of producer Herbert Leonard. Includes television and motion picture scripts, production material, correspondence, budgets, contracts, and business records. Television series include Rescue 8, Tallahasee 7000, and The 77th Bengal Lancers, and significant runs of Naked city, Route 66, Circus boy, and Rin Tin, Tin. Motion picture materials include, Going home (1971), Popi (1969), and The perils of Pauline (1967). The general files consist mainly of company records related to Leonard's production companies. (FKA Herbert Leonard Scripts and Production Materials for Television and Motion Pictures)
Lerner, Irving Papers, 1935-1978. (Collection 112)
13 boxes (6.25 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of material related to the career of documentary film director and producer Irving Lerner. Includes scripts and treatments, production material, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks. Contains material related to the motion pictures, Studs Lonigan (1960) and The royal hunt of the sun (1969), the television series, Ben Casey (1961-66), and unproduced projects, The blue-eyed wonder, written by Don Richie, and St. Anthony's forty blondes by John Fante and Carey McWilliams. Includes correspondence with Thomas Brandon regarding a book project on the documentary film movement of the 1930s.
Lewis, Al Scripts, 1943-1954 (Collection No. 136).
13 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
- Collection consists primarily of radio scripts related to the career of writer and director Al Lewis. Includes scripts for radio programs such as Our Miss Brooks (June 23, 1948-February 28, 1954), The Danny Kaye Show, G.I. Journal, Mail Call, Sweeney and March, The Philco Radio Times, and Request Performance. Also includes television and motion picture scripts.
Lloyd, Norman Scripts for Hollywood Television Theatre, 1970-1976. (Collection No. 70)
6 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts related to the Hollywood Television Theatre series. Contains 37 titles including The ladies of the corridor, Six characters in search of an author, The last of Mrs. Lincoln, The Hemingway Play, and Andersonville trial.
Mainwaring, Daniel Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 1970 (Collection No. 111).
16 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of materials related to the career of screenwriter and novelist Daniel Mainwaring. Includes script materials for 9 produced motion pictures, drafts and rewrites of projects, episodes for several television series, fictional writings, and personal and biographical material. Some materials may carry Mainwaring's pseudonym, Geoffrey Homes
Maurer, Norman Scripts and Sketches For Television Animation Programs, 1976-1983. (Collection No. 86)
43 boxes (18.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of materials related to the career of writer Norman Maurer. Includes scripts, xerox copies of storyboards, and outlines for children's animated television programs including, The Adventures of Goldie Gold (1981), Dingbat and the creeps (1980), Fangface (1979), Heathcliff (1979-81), Marmaduke (1981), Mork and Mindy (1980-82), Plastic family (1980-81), Richie Rich (1979-81), Scooby and Scrappy Doo (1980-81), Super friends (1980-81), and Thundarr the barbarian (1979-81). Many programs were produced by Ruby Spears Productions or Hanna-Barbera Productions. Also includes some material related to the career of writer Joan Howard Maurer.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Architectural Set Plans for Motion Picture Productions, 1917-1950. (Collection No. 24)
354 boxes (148.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of original architectural designs, sketches, and blueprint set plans for MGM motion picture productions. Includes material for short subjects and unproduced and unreleased productions from Goldwyn Picture Corporation (1917-24), Goldwyn-Cosmopolitan Company (1923-24), Metro-Goldwyn Corporation (1924-25), and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (1924-50).
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Motion Picture Scripts, 1924-1954. (Collection No. 82)
- Collection consists of scripts for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture productions (1924-54). The bulk of the material dates from 1924 through the mid-1940s and includes many titles from the silent film era. Also includes duplicates or different versions of scripts held in the UCLA Arts Library Special Collections' general motion picture script collection.
Milton Berle Radio and Television Show Scripts, 1947-1953 (Collection No. 56).
5 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts from the radio series The Milton Berle Show (program numbers 1-58, March 1947-April 1948), and the television series Texaco Star Theater (program numbers 1-30, September 1952-June 1953) and the Buick-Berle Show (program numbers 1-4, September-October 1953).
Collection of Motion Picture Lobby Cards, 1913-. (Collection No. 65)
- Collection consists of motion picture lobby cards dating from 1913. Includes primarily American titles with an average of 1-7 items per title. All cards are color and measure 11x14 in. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1950s on.
Collection of Motion Picture Presskits, 1921-. (Collection No. 42)
Collection of Motion Picture Programs and Publicity-Related Ephemera, 1915-; (Collection No. 160).
- Collection consists mostly of programs and other publicity-related ephemera associated with American motion pictures. Includes numerous fold-out programs, fold-out posters, souvenir books, and souvenir programs. Also includes other ephemera such as bumper stickers, pop-up and stand-up displays, Variety advertising supplements, calendars, and event invitations. Material is predominately English.
Collection of Motion Picture Scripts, 1921-. (Collection No. 73)
- The collection consists of motion picture scripts dating from ca. 1921 to the present. This collection is primarily American film scripts of mixed genres which were produced by various companies including Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox, MGM, Paramount, RKO Universal, United Artists, and Warner Brothers. Includes some scripts annotated by the writers.
Collection of Motion Picture Stills, 1903-. (Collection No. 195)
(165 linear ft.)
- Collection consists primarily of American motion picture film stills. Includes black and white photographs and some color prints and slides. Also includes publicity stills from various studios. Bulk of the collection dates from the early 1920s on.
Collection of Thematic Music Cue Sheets For Silent Films, 1915-1928 (Collection No. 162).
14 boxes (6.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of one or two sheets (2-4 pages) of music cues for title cards and actions. Includes material from various companies such as First National, MGM, Paramount, Fox, FBO, Tiffany, Universal, Excellent, Vitagraph, Metro, Pathe, Warner Brothers, Equity, Goldwyn, and United Artists.
National Hispanic Media Coalition Files, ca. 1986-1998. (Collection No. 279)
ca. 24 linear feet
- Collection is unprocessd and currently unavailable for use. Inquires regarding these materials should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian, UCLA Arts Library Special Collections. Collection consists of general files, legal documents, press releases, clippings and audio tapes.
O'Flaherty, Terrence Collection of Publicity and Promotional Material for Television, 1949-1986. (Collection No. 26)
277 boxes (116.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of material collected by television critic Terrence O'Flaherty. Includes television production stills, network and independent press kits for television programs, television network corp. press kits, posters, books, and audio recordings. Represents a history of American television including an assortment of programming genres such as drama, crime, western, comedy, fantasy, sports, children, and variety.
Our Miss Brooks Radio and Television Scripts, 1950-1956. (Collection No. 69)
9 boxes (4.0 linear ft.)
- Includes radio scripts (Apr. 1950-Apr. 1956, nos. 82-336 with some gaps) and television scripts (Feb. 1952-Apr. 1955, nos. 1-100).
Pal, George Papers, 1937-1986. (Collection No. 110)
36 boxes (16.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of material related to career of animator, producer, and director George Pal. Includes correspondence, script materials, photographs, audio recordings, publicity material, clippings, and research and development materials. Contains material representing Pal's produced films, animated shorts, and unproduced projects including, Doc Savage (1975), Puppetoons, Seven faces of Dr. Lao (1964), Time machine (1960), War of the worlds (1953), and The wonderful world of the brothers Grimm (1962).
Paramount Pictures Corportation Stills, 1920s-1940s. (Collection No. 9)
475 boxes (198 linear feet)
Pritzker, Steve Papers, 1967-1986 (Collection No. 44).
38 boxes (16.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of television scripts and production material related to the career of Steve Pritzker. Includes various drafts of scripts and occasional story lines and treatments. Production material contains shooting schedules, research notes, credits, budget information, and casting. Includes series such as Here We Go Again, Friends and Lovers, Silver Spoons, Room 222, Just Like Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Valerie. Also includes material for television movies and motion pictures.
Reid, Frances Scripts for the Soap Opera Days of Our Lives, 1978-1988 (Collection No. 21).
46 volumes 50 boxes
- Collection consists of television scripts for the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Dates include: November-December 1965, February 1969, July 1970, July 1978-July 1979, August 1981-September 1985, January 1987-June 1988.
Renoir, Jean Papers, 1915-1987. (Collection No. 105)
107 boxes (45 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of material related to Jean Renoir's career as director and screenwriter. Includes scripts, production material, photographs, personal and professional correspondence, and manuscript material. Photographs include film stills representing over 30 film titles released between 1926-69, photographs of Renoir's theater projects and productions, and personal photographs including family, friends, actors, and professional colleagues. Production material includes files for produced and unproduced projects from ca. 1930s-70s. Manuscript material includes novels and biographies.
Reynolds, Gene Papers, 1969-. (Collection No. 84)
- Collection consists primarily of television scripts and production and research material related to the career of producer and director, Gene Reynolds. A large part of the collection includes materials for the television series Lou Grant (1977-82) and M*A*S*H (1971-80). Other television series include Mr. Sunshine (1985), Anna and the king (1972),Karen (1974-75), Roll out! (1972-73), and Room 222 (1969-71). Production material includes shooting schedules, cast lists, budget/time reports, credits, and script supervisor reports. (FKA Gene Reynolds Television Scripts and Production Material)
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. Studio Collection, 1922-1956. (Collection No. 3)
ca. 5063 boxes (1679.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of materials related to RKO Radio Pictures' feature films and shorts. Includes music scores, daily production reports, story submission cards, payroll cards, scripts, and story synopses.
Robson, Mark Papers, 1943-1979. (Collection No. 97)
64 boxes (30.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of materials related to the career of motion picture producer and director, Mark Robson. Includes scripts, photographs, production material, promotional material, clippings, correspondence, storyboards, and sketches. Production and promotional material contains budgets, shooting schedules, ads, reviews, and industry announcements. Also includes materials for numerous productions including Earthquake (1974), Happy birthday, Wanda Jane (1979), The inn of the sixth happiness (1958), Limbo (1972), Lisa (1962), The lost command (1966), Peyton place (1958), Valley of the dolls (1967), and Von Ryan's express (1965).
Roddenberry, Gene Star Trek Collection, 1966-1969. (Collection No. 62)
41 boxes (18.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of material related to the television program, Star trek. Includes story outlines, treatments and various drafts of scripts, shooting schedules, cast lists, title sheets, photographic lists, budget reports, and memoranda.
Rodney, Eugene Scripts and Production Material, ca. 1950-ca. 1963. (Collection No. 163)
45 boxes (19 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of radio scripts and television and motion picture scripts and production material. Radio scripts for Father knows best (1950-1954). Television material includes Father knows best (ca. 1950-60) and Window on Main Street (1960-62). Also includes correspondence and stills some of which are related to the Robert Young-Eugene Rodney Production Co.
Rose, Mark Collection of Mail Art, Artists' Stamps, And Zines, 1985-1997. (Collection No. 177)
38 boxes (16 linear ft.)
- Collection is international in scope and consists of mail art, artistamps, and zines. Includes artist's books, exhibition catalogues, books about mail art, and related documentation. Also includes various issues of Zines including Farm pulp, La Langouste, Leighton look, The mad engineer, ND, Obscure publications and video, Peltex, PhotoStatic magazine, The printers devil, Lo Straniero, and Umbrella.
Rosen, Arnold Papers, 1967-1972. (Collection No. 67)
- Collection consists of television scripts for the Carol Burnett show written by Arnold Rosen. Includes outlines, drafts, sketches, bits, casting, correspondence, and fan mail. Also includes a small collection of scripts for other projects. (FKA Arnold Rosen Carol Burnett Show Script Materials
Rossen, Robert Papers, 1934-1965. (Collection No. 87)
14 boxes (6 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of materials related to the career of American writer, producer, and director Robert Rossen. Includes various versions of scripts, notes and research material, clippings, stills, and posters. Includes material from numerous projects including the motion pictures Alexander the Great (1956), All the king's men (1949), Body and soul (1947), The brave bulls (1950), They came to Cordura (1959), Edge of darkness (1942), The hustler (1961), Lilith (1964), and The sea wolf (1941), and the stage plays The body beautiful, The cool world, Corner pocket, and a project titled Cocoa Beach. Includes some personal photographs.
Darby Romeo Collection of Zines, 1987-. (Collection No. 168)
- Collection consists of privately printed and distributed arts and literary magazines. Zines are heavily illustrated.
Rowe, Arthur Scripts and Production Material for Fantasy Island, 1978-1982. (Collection No. 8)
142 boxes (60.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of various drafts of scripts and production material for the television series Fantasy island. Production material includes shooting schedules, memos, call sheets, cost analysis, and casting and budget information.
Russell, Rosalind Papers 1930-1970. (Collection No. 183)
68 boxes (28.4 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts, clippings, pressbooks, scrapbooks, programs, photographs, awards, records, correspondence, and miscellaneous material related to the career of actress, Rosalind Russell. Also includes papers related to Frederick Brisson.
Salt, Waldo Papers, 1936-1987. (Collection No. 93)
- Collection consists of of material related to the career of screen writer Waldo Salt. Includes correspondence, scripts, research, and personal papers. Personal materials include biographical information, family, legal, financial and medical papers, writings by and about Salt, projects not authored by Salt, photographs, and artwork.
Silliphant, Stirling Papers, ca. 1950-ca. 1985. (Collection No. 93)
65 boxes (27 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of materials related to the career of screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. Includes film and television scripts, transcripts, treatments, clippings, correspondence, and production material. Includes materials for numerous projects including Dirty Harry (1971), Towering inferno (1974), Fly away home (television), Mussolini (Miniseries, 1985), Pearl [Harbor] (television), Route 66 (television), and Welcome to paradise (television). General files contain personal material such as correspondence.
(See also: Sillipant, Stirling Papers, 1957-1985. (Collection No. 1079) YRL Department of Special Collections)
Smothers Brothers Television Scripts and Production Material, 1965-1975. (Collection No. 36)
45 boxes (19.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of scripts and production material related to various Smothers Brothers' television series. Includes material for The Smothers Brothers comedy hour (1967-69), The Summer brothers Smothers show (1969), The Smothers Brothers summer show (1970), and The Smothers Brothers show (1965-66 and 1974-75).
Smith, Robert Emmet Papers, 1938-1974. (Collection No. 101)
34 boxes (15.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of material related to the career of art director and production designer Robert (Bob) E. Smith. Includes original artist's blueprints and sketches, mounted set design sketches, location photographs and stills, slides, negatives, and screenplays. Includes materials for motion picture productions including A big hand for the little lady (1966) and Operation petticoat (1959). Also includes material related to art director Edward (Ted) Smith; correspondence, clippings, and some material related to television productions. (FKA Robert Smith Research Material for Art direction in Motion Pictures)
Sothern, Ann Papers, 1954-1961. (Collection No. 144)
22 boxes (9.0 linear ft.)
- Collection consists of material related to the career of actress Ann Sothern. Includes scripts, business records, and production material for The Ann Sothern show, correspondence, proposals for television series and pilots, production records for summer stock and night club acts, handwritten scores, and sheet music. Also includes audio recordings, some photographs and one scrapbook.
Stephenson, Edward Set Design Drawings For Television Shows, 1956-1986. (Collection No. 144)
61 map folders
- Collection consists of original working drawings designed and drawn by Edward Stephenson for the planning, direction, construction, and use in a variety of television productions. Includes set designs, some production material, and occasional blueprints. Contains drawings for 59 shows originating on ABC, NBC, and CBS, including The Danny Kaye show (644 items), Sanford and son (171 items), The Andy Williams show (374 items), Soap (202 items), Benson (147 items), Tennessee Ernie Ford show (168 items), Maude, Good times, and What's happening.