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Finding Aid for the Duke Goldstone Scrapbooks, ca. 1920s-ca. 1990s PASC 359
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Description
Duke Goldstone was a film and television director and producer for more than 60 years. The collection consists of eight scrapbooks documenting Goldstone's long career.
Background
Louis 'Duke' Goldstone was born in Omaha, NE on January 17, 1914. He attended the University of Nebraska. Goldstone started his film career as a property man at Universal during the silent film era. He worked as editor and then director at Paramount, RKO, and Pathe, working mostly on short films. In the 1940s he began his association with George Pal working as editor on Destination Moon, The Great Rupert, and Puppetoons. In the early 1950s he went into television and working for Swift-Chaplin Productions, he directed classic animated commercials featuring such characters as Speedy Alka-Seltzer, the Hamm's Bear and the Jolly Green Giant. He directed popular television variety shows for Liberace, Frankie Laine, Horace Heidt, Connie Haines and Florian Zabach, and Betty White's first situation comedy, Life With Elizabeth. Additionally in the early 1950s, he wrote, produced and directed Snader Telescriptions, television's first music videos. In 1965, he established an industrial film company, RFG Associates, and for the next 30 years produced hundreds of commercial and educational films. Goldstone died in Los Angeles, on April 16, 1998 from heart failure.
Extent
3.2 linear ft. (8 flat 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.