Finding Aid for the Duke Goldstone Scrapbooks, ca. 1920s-ca. 1990s
Processed by Julie L. Graham; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575
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Title: Duke Goldstone scrapbooks
Collection number: PASC 359
UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material:
3.2 linear ft.
(8 flat boxes.)
Date (inclusive): ca. 1920s-ca. 1990s
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.
Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
General Physical Description note:
8 flat boxes (3.2 linear ft)
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 Dian Fauntelle, 2001.
[Identification of item], Duke Goldstone scrapbooks (Collection PASC 359). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, UCLA.
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
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
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.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of eight scrapbooks created by and related to the career of director and producer Duke Goldstone.
The scrapbooks consist primarily of original photographs, but also include original and copied clippings, occasional script
pages or production information pages, and ephemera pertaining to projects in which Goldstone was involved in some capacity,
colleagues, family and friends. Among the various projects documented in the scrapbooks are Goldstone's involvement with George
Pal productions, Snader Telescriptions, his industrial film company, RFG Associates, and his association with Charlie Chaplin.
Additionally documented are Goldstone's travels in the United States, particularly the Southwest.
Organization and Arrangement
There is no specific arrangement to the collection.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Among the many items in the scrapbook are family photographs, obituaries and clippings regarding family members and industry
colleagues, stills, and ephemera. Includes original and facsimiles of photographs and clippings.
Among the many items in the scrapbook are clippings, ephemera and photographs related to George Pal productions, including
the Goldstone-Pal war effort project, the Great Rupert, Destination Moon, and other projects; ephemera from travel to the
Southwest; photographs and ephemera related to Snader Telescription projects and performers including photographs of Peggy
Lee, Nat King Cole, The Weavers, among others; ephemera related to Dorothy Dandridge; and match book covers.
1950s, 1970s, 1980s.
Among the many items in the scrapbook are photographs, ephemera (some pieces autographed), and clippings related to Liberace;
clippings related to Connie Haines; clippings related to Frankie Laine; Ephemera related to Lawrence Welk; photographs and
ephemera related to Goldstone's association with Charles Chaplin; postcards sent to Goldstone from Chaplin; personal photographs;
clippings, photographs and ephemera related to Captain David Grief.
Among the many items in the scrapbook are a script and letters related to Trouble in Texas; snapshots and clippings related
to Lars Henderson; photographs and ephemera related to Montovani television project; clippings, photographs, and ephemera
related to Roland Reed Productions projects such as Can You Imagine? and To be continued…
Among the many items in the scrapbook are letters, script and photographs for The Extra Mile; clippings, ephemera, and photographs
related to Raymond Goldstone's UCLA commencement; photographs and ephemera related to projects such as Search for the Killer
Starfish, The Cool School, Break the Record, Opening Day, and The American Forest; photographs and ephemera honoring Goldstone
and others in Titusville; personal photographs; photograph of Orson Welles.
Snapshots and a small amount of ephemera from a trip to Africa.
Among the items in the scrapbook are snapshots for Westinghouse projects including Mac is Here, The Promise, and Generation
for the 90's; and photograhs of family and travel.
Among the items in the scrapbook are snapshots for Westinghouse projects including The Return of the Copper Man, Borax plant
dedication, Big Time, and You've Got to Go Slow to Go Fast; snapshots of Goldstone Deep Space Communication Complex; photographs
and cards celebrating Goldstone birthdays; ephemera from various events in which Goldstone participated; snapshots of family
and friends at various events.