Bob Booker scripts and record albums, ca. 1960s-ca. 1990 (Collection LSC.1934)

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Title: Bob Booker papers
Collection number: LSC.1934
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.5 linear ft. (7 boxes)
Date (inclusive): ca. 1960s-ca. 1990s
Abstract: Bob Booker is a writer, producer, and director of television. He has also written and produced comedy albums. The collection consists of photocopies of television scripts such as NBC Follies and Out of This World. Additionally there are a small number of commercially released comedy albums including the Grammy-winning The First Family.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
Creator: Booker, Bob, 1931-

Restrictions on Access

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.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bob Booker.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bob Booker scripts and record albums (Collection 1934). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

Bob Booker is best known as a writer, producer, and director of television. In 1966, he began working on The Garry Moore Show during it last season. He went into feature films for a few years, returning to television in 1972 working on the series The David Steinberg Show. That same year, he did a television pilot for The NBC Follies, which culminated into a 13 episode series. In the mid-1970s, he partnered with Burt Reynolds and produced two network pilot specials: Cotton Club '75 and The Wayne Newton Special. During this time, he also worked on a Monte Hall special, Monte Hall at Seaworld as well as the specials Opryland USA, and Charo. Over the next several years, Booker continued to create pilots and specials that included Saturday Celebration, The Clifton Davis Show, and The Paul Lynde Halloween Special. Later, in 1977, Paramount hired him to create television specials that would promote their feature film releases. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he did a series of television specials that included The Unbroken Circle: A Tribute to Mother Maybelle Carter. In 1984, Booker returned to creating television series, starting with Foul-Ups, Bleeps, & Blunders. In 1987, his pilot for Out of This World was bought by NBC, and the series aired for four years. He has also written and produced comedy albums such as The First Family, which won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1962.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photocopies of scripts and commercially released record albums related to the career of writer, producer and director Bob Booker. Included are writings for television series and variety programs including NBC Follies and Out of This World among others. Many of the variety shows and television specials include production information. The collection also includes 14 commercially released comedy record albums including the Grammy-winning The First Family and the Grammy-nominated You Don't Have to be Jewish.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by project titles.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Booker, Bob, 1931--Archives.
Television producers and directors--Archival resources.

Container List

Box 7

Al Tijuana and His Jewish Brass - record album. (1966).

Box 1, Folder 1

Charo - final draft script. (1975 Oct 28).

Box 1, Folder 2

Clifton Davis Special (The) - first draft script. (1976 Feb).

Box 7

Command Performance - record album. (1973).

Box 1, Folder 3

Cotton Club, '75 - script. (1974 July).

Box 7

First Family (The) - record album. (1962).

Box 7

First Family (The) volume two - record album. (1963).

Box 3, Folder 9

Grease Day, U.S.A. (A Celebration of the World Premiere of "GREASE") - script. (1978).

Box 7

Handwriting on the Wall (The), the Sounds of Graffiti - record album. (1968).

Box 7

Jewish American Princess (The) - record album. (1971).

Box 1, Folder 4

Monty Hall at Seaworld - second draft script. (1974 Feb 22).

Box 2, Folder 2

NBC Follies (The) - pilot script. (1972 Dec 14).

General note

From binder labeled volume 1 of 4.
Box 2, Folder 3

NBC Follies (The) - production # 1. (1973).

General note

From binder labeled volume 1 of 4.
Box 2, Folder 4

NBC Follies (The) - production # 2 script. (1973).

General note

From binder labeled volume 1 of 4.
Box 2, Folder 5

NBC Follies (The) - production # 3 script. (1973).

General note

From binder labeled volume 1 of 4.
Box 2, Folder 6

NBC Follies (The) - production # 4 script. (1973).

General note

From binder labeled volume 2 of 4.
Box 2, Folder 7

NBC Follies (The) - production # 5 script. (1973).

General note

From binder labeled volume 2 of 4.
Box 2, Folder 8

NBC Follies (The) - production # 6 script. (1973).

General note

From binder labeled volume 2 of 4.
Box 2, Folder 9

NBC Follies (The) - production # 7 script. (1973).

General note

From binder labeled volume 2 of 4.
Box 2, Folder 10

NBC Follies (The) - production # 8 script. (1973).

General note

From binder labeled volume 3 of 4.
Box 3, Folder 1

NBC Follies (The) - production # 9 script. (1973).

General note

From binder labeled volume 3 of 4.
Box 3, Folder 2

NBC Follies (The) - production #10 script. (1973).

General note

From binder labeled volume 3 of 4.
Box 3, Folder 3

NBC Follies (The) - production #11 script. (1973).

General note

From binder that appears to be volume 4 of 4.
Box 3, Folder 4

NBC Follies (The) - production #12 script. (1973).

General note

From binder that appears to be volume 4 of 4.
Box 3, Folder 5

NBC Follies (The) - production #13 script. (1973).

General note

From binder that appears to be volume 4 of 4.
Box 7

New First Family, 1968 (The), A Futuristic Fairy Tale - record album. (1966).

Box 2, Folder 1

Original Classic Burlesque and Vaudeville Sketches - scripts. (1973).

General note

Related to Ben Blue and Herbie Faye
Box 7

Out of the Closet - record album. (1977).

Box 4, Folder 4

Out of This World - final draft script. (no date).

General note

Too Many Evies. From binder labeled book 1.
Box 4, Folder 5

Out of This World - final draft script. (no date).

General note

Queens for a Day. From binder labeled book 1.
Box 4, Folder 6

Out of This World - final draft script. (no date).

General note

Futile Attraction. From binder labeled book 2.
Box 4, Folder 2

Out of This World - final draft script. (1988 Aug 11).

General note

Evie's Birthday Wish. From binder labeled Book 1.
Box 4, Folder 8

Out of This World - final draft script. (no date).

General note

Evie Goes to Hollywood. From binder labeled book 2.
Box 4, Folder 9

Out of This World - final draft script. (no date).

General note

Amazing Evie. From binder labeled book 2.
Box 4, Folder 11

Out of This World - final draft script. (no date).

General note

Star Dog. From binder labeled book 2.
Box 4, Folder 10

Out of This World - final draft script. (no date).

General note

Frisky Business. From binder labeled book 2.
Box 5, Folder 9

Out of This World - final draft script. (1989 Oct 24).

General note

One in a Million. From binder labeled book 5.
Box 4, Folder 12

Out of This World - final draft script. (no date).

General note

Whose House Is It, Anyway? From binder labeled book 2.
Box 4, Folder 7

Out of This World - final draft script. (no date).

General note

Beano the Kid. From binder labeled book 2.
Box 4, Folder 3

Out of This World - rough draft script. (1988 Oct 7).

General note

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. From binder labeled Book 1.
Box 5, Folder 14

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Kinder, Gentler Mayor (A). From binder labeled book 5.
Box 5, Folder 13

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

My Mother the Con. From binder labeled book 5.
Box 5, Folder 12

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Garden of Evie (The). From binder labeled book 5.
Box 5, Folder 11

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's Yuppie Love. From binder labeled book 5.
Box 5, Folder 10

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's Double Trouble. From binder labeled book 5.
Box 6, Folder 13

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Mayor Evie. From binder labeled book 8.
Box 5, Folder 8

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Cowboy Kyle, Man of Granite. From binder labeled book 4.
Box 5, Folder 7

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie Goes for the Gold. From binder labeled book 4.
Box 5, Folder 6

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Four Men and a Baby. From binder labeled book 4.
Box 5, Folder 5

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Rocks That Couldn't Roll (The). From binder labeled book 4.
Box 5, Folder 15

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Diamonds are Evie's Best Friend. From binder labeled book 5.
Box 5, Folder 3

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's Magic Touch. From binder labeled book 4.
Box 5, Folder 18

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

New Kid on the Block. From binder labeled book 6.
Box 5, Folder 2

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Bring Me the Head of Donna Garland. From binder labeled book 4.
Box 5, Folder 1

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's Sweet Sixteen. From binder labeled book 3.
Box 4, Folder 19

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Eviegeist. From binder labeled book 3.
Box 4, Folder 18

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

It's a Cruel World. From binder labeled book 3.
Box 4, Folder 17

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's Driver's License. From binder labeled book 3.
Box 4, Folder 16

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Froggy Day in Marlowe Town (A). From binder labeled book 3.
Box 4, Folder 15

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Around the World in 80 Minutes. From binder labeled book 3.
Box 4, Folder 14

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's Secret Admirer. From binder labeled book 3.
Box 4, Folder 13

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Cinderella Evie. From binder labeled book 3.
Box 6, Folder 14

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

All About Evie. From binder labeled book 8.
Box 5, Folder 4

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie/Stevie. From binder labeled book 4.
Box 6, Folder 6

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's High Anxiety. From binder labeled book 7.
Box 5, Folder 20

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's False Alarm. From binder labeled book 6.
Box 6, Folder 16

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Would You Buy a Used Car from this Dude? From binder labeled book 8.
Box 5, Folder 21

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Marlowe Vice. From binder labeled book 6.
Box 6, Folder 1

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

My Little Evie. From binder labeled book 6.
Box 6, Folder 2

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's Guardian Angel. From binder labeled book 6.
Box 6, Folder 3

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read (A). From binder labeled book 6.
Box 6, Folder 4

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Come Fly with Evie. From binder labeled book 7.
Box 6, Folder 17

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Educating Kyle. From binder labeled book 8.
Box 6, Folder 18

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's Eighteen. From binder labeled book 8.
Box 5, Folder 16

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Goodbye, Mr. Chris. From binder labeled book 5.
Box 6, Folder 5

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Roomies. From binder labeled book 7.
Box 5, Folder 17

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Best Friends. From binder labeled book 6.
Box 6, Folder 7

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's Latin Touch. From binder labeled book 7.
Box 6, Folder 8

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

I Want My Evie TV. From binder labeled book 7.
Box 6, Folder 9

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Heck's Angels. From binder labeled book 7.
Box 6, Folder 15

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's Three Promises. From binder labeled book 8.
Box 6, Folder 10

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Too Late for Evie. From binder labeled book 7.
Box 6, Folder 11

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

My Mom, and Why I Love Her. From binder labeled book 7.
Box 6, Folder 12

Out of This World - script. (1990 Nov).

General note

Stump Your Neighbor. From binder labeled book 8.
Box 5, Folder 19

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Forget Your Troubles. From binder labeled book 6.
Box 6, Folder 19

Out of This World - script. (no date).

General note

Evie's Nightingale. From binder labeled book 8.
Box 7

Pat McCormick / Tells It Like It Is - record album. (1968).

Box 3, Folder 7

Paul Lynde Halloween Special (The) - final draft script. (1976 Oct).

Box 1, Folder 5

Saturday Celebration - final draft script. (1975 July 1).

Box 7

Scream on Someone You Love Today - record album. (1967).

Box 7

Sullivan Years (The) - record album. (1973).

Box 4, Folder 1

Thank You Rock 'n Roll - script. (1978 Mar).

Box 1, Folder 6

Unbroken Circle (The) (Tribute to Mother Maybelle Carter) - script. (1979).

Box 3, Folder 6

Wayne Newton Special (The) - script. (1974 June).

Box 3, Folder 8

Weekend of Foul Play (A) - script. (1978).

Box 7

When You're in Love the Whole World is Jewish - record album. (1966).

Box 7

Yiddish Are Coming! The Yiddish Are Coming! (The) - record album. (1967).

Box 7

You Don't Have to be Jewish - record album. (c. 1965).