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Finding Aid for the Frank Shaw papers, 1969-1979
PASC 91  
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Description
Frank Shaw was a television comedy writer and producer. The collection consists of television scripts, memos, and notes related to Shaw's career. Projects represented in the collection include The Bill Cosby Show , Co-ed Fever, and The Glen Campbell Show (1971-72), among others.
Background
Frank Shaw was born in New York City in 1932 and graduated from Syracuse University. After military service in Korea, Shaw studied acting in New York. He Shaw appeared in the off-Broadway play, Prometheus Bound, the film The Night They Raided Minsky's and in Mel Brooks' musical, The Producers. In the 1960s, Shaw partnered with actor Michael Elias to write and perform comedy. They appeared in comedy clubs, college campuses, and The Tonight Show. Shaw, along with Elisa, started their Hollywood careers as writers for The Leslie Uggams Show. Shaw's television credits as television writer and/or producer inlcude The Bill Cosby Show, Co-Ed Fever, The Glen Campbell Hour, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, and others. He also wrote comedy sketches and worked with many top comedians including Steve Martin, Dom DeLuise and Carl Reiner, among others. In 1979, Shaw and Elias wrote the original screenplay for Robert Altman's The Frisco Kid. Shaw died in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1992. From: Frank Shaw Script Collection finding aid, William M. Randall Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina Wilmington http://library.uncw.edu/web/collections/manuscript/ms292.html.
Extent
10.0 linear ft. (24 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.