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Morrie Gelman papers, ca. 1970s-ca. 1996
PASC 292  
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Description
Morrie Gelman worked as a reporter and editor for over 40 years for companies including the Brooklyn Eagle, New York Post, Newsday, Broadcasting (now Broadcasting & Cable) magazine, Madison Avenue, Advertising Age, Electronic Media (now TV Week), and Daily Variety. The collection consists of writings, research files, and promotional and publicity material related to Gelman's career.
Background
Morris J. Gelman (Morrie) was born June 19, 1930 in New York City. He attended Pace University and Hunter College, in NY and Santa Monica City College in Santa Monica, CA. Gelman worked as a reporter and editor for over 40 years for companies including the Brooklyn Eagle, New York Post, Newsday, Broadcasting (now Broadcasting & Cable) magazine, Madison Avenue, Advertising Age, Electronic Media (now TV Week), and Daily Variety. During his career as reporter and editor, he covered television and other media fields in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. In the early-1970s, he was assigned to interview radio pioneers and travelled the United States doing tape recorded interviews with such luminaries as Edgar Bergen, Frank Stanton and William Paley of CBS, NBC Radio Network's Niles Trammel, and John Royal. In the 1990s Gelman was one of the principal interviewers for the Archive of American Television project of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Additionally in the 1990s, he co-authored the book, The Best of Television: 50 Years of Emmys.
Extent
80.0 linear ft. (173 boxes and 2 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.