Finding Aid for the Aaron Enterprises files, 1961-1976 (Collection PASC.357)

Finding aid prepared by Vanessa Villavicencio with assistance from Julie Graham; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Title: Aarons Enterprises files
Collection number: PASC.357
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 linear ft. (5 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1961-1976
Abstract: During the 1970s, Ruth Aarons was a personal manager of entertainers including George Chakiris, John McMartin, Marcia Wallace, and possibly David Cassidy. The collection consists of a small number of files related to Aarons Enterprises' clients and includes clippings, contracts, correspondence, photographic material, and financial information.
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: Aarons Enterprises

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Aarons Enterprises Files (Collection PASC 357). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

There is little information available about Ruth Aarons or Aarons Enterprises. Historical information is based on information found in the collection. It appears Ruth Aarons was a personal manager in the entertainment industry who may have formed the company Aarons Enterprises; it is unknown when the company was founded or when it closed for business. During the 1970s Aarons handled the personal management of entertainers such as George Chakiris, John McMartin, and Marcia Wallace. It is believed that David Cassidy was also a client.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of files related to Ruth Aarons and the company Aarons Enterprises. Included are materials related to her clients George Chakiris, John McMartin, and Marica Wallace. Among the files are publicity material such as photographs and clippings; financial documents such as receipts, vouchers and a 1976 ledger; contractual material; and photocopies of correspondence. Additionally there is a small amount of photographic material related to the career of David Cassidy.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Aarons Enterprises (1972, 1975-1976; Boxes 3-5)
  2. George Chakiris (Boxes 1-3; 1958-1973)
  3. John McMartin (Box 1; 1975-1976)
  4. Marcia Wallace (Box 1; 1976)
  5. David Cassidy (Box 1; 1971, 1972)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Aarons Enterprises -- Archives
Theatrical agencies -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources
Theatrical agents -- Archival resources

Container List

 

Aarons Enterprises

Box 3, Folder 18

Aarons Enterprises April 1976 Completed Data Processing. 1976 Apr.

Box 4, Folder 4

Aarons Enterprises Aug 1976 Completed Data Processing. 1976 Aug.

Box 3, Folder 11

Aarons Enterprises December 1975 Completed Data Processing. 1975 Dec.

Additional Note

Receipts and disbursements vouchers.
Box 3, Folder 16

Aarons Enterprises February 1976 Completed Data Processing. 1976 Feb.

Additional Note

Receipts and disbursements vouchers.
Box 3, Folder 15

Aarons Enterprises January 1976 Completed Data Processing. 1976 Jan.

Additional Note

Receipts and disbursements vouchers.
Box 4, Folder 2

Aarons Enterprises July 1976 Completed Data Processing. 1976 July.

Box 4, Folder 3

Aarons Enterprises June 1976 Completed Data Processing. 1976 June.

Box 3, Folder 17

Aarons Enterprises March 1976 Completed Data Processing. 1976 Mar.

Additional Note

Receipts and disbursements vouchers.
Box 4, Folder 1

Aarons Enterprises May 1976 Completed Data Processing. 1976 May.

Box 3, Folder 14

Aarons Enterprises November 1975 Completed Data Processing. 1975 Nov.

Box 3, Folder 13

Aarons Enterprises October 1975 Completed Data Processing. 1975 Oct.

Box 3, Folder 12

Aarons Enterprises September 1975 Completed Data Processing. 1975 Sep.

Box 5, Folder 2

Aarons Enterprises, Inc. - ledger. Fiscal Year ending 1976 Aug 31.

Box 3, Folder 5

Operation Madhouse screenplay treatment by Bill Richmond. no date.

Additional Note

Found near files related to George Chakras.
Box 5, Folder 1

Ruth Aarons desk planner. 1972.

 

George Chakiris.

Box 1, Folder 2

Aarons Management Contract. 1966 Jan 20.

Box 2, Folder 8

Berlitz - lessons correspondence. 1964 Jan.

Box 2, Folder 7

Beverly Hills Health Club. 1966-1967.

Additional Note

Letter re. Beverly Hills health club statement.
Box 3, Folder 7

Chakiris Passport. 1958.

Box 1, Folder 5

Company - correspondence. 1971.

Box 2, Folder 19

Company - correspondence. 1972.

Box 1, Folder 12

Company - publicity. 1973.

Box 2, Folder 12

Company - publicity. 1972.

Box 3, Folder 4

Contracts. 1961, 1962, no date.

Additional Note

Copy of terminated personal management contract with Freed and Panavision Incorporated and release agreement.
Box 2, Folder 20

Corn is Green - clippings. 1969.

Box 2, Folder 21

Corn is Green - playbill (2 copies). 1969.

Box 2, Folder 9

Diners Club card. 1965.

Box 2, Folder 10

El Patio Mexico - publicity. 1968.

Additional Note

With snap shots of billboard ads.
Box 1, Folder 6

Fan Club - correspondence. 1972.

Box 3, Folder 2

Furniture purchased in Japan - invoices. 1962.

Box 2, Folder 3

George Chakiris. 1967, 1969.

Additional Note

Bio, photocopies of clippings, and black and white photographs which may be related to a Chakiris production in Las Vegas. Playbill and clipping for Happy Time.
Box 2, Folder 4

George Chakiris. 1969, 1971-1972.

Additional Note

Original and photocopied clippings and press releases. Photocopied correspondence to and from Ruth Aarons regarding Chakiris. Of note is information about a contractual dispute regarding Chakiris' involvement in Company.
Box 1, Folder 11

George Chakiris Show - Japan stills. 1969-1970.

Additional Note

Appears to be for the George Chakiris Show.
Box 1, Folder 9

George Chakiris Show - Japan tour publicity (tear out). 1970.

Box 2, Folder 1

George Chakiris souvenir program for Japan show. 1968 Feb-Mar.

Additional Note

Appears to be a souvenir program, in Japanese.
Box 2, Folder 6

Happy Time. 1969.

Additional Note

Playbill and newspaper clippings.
Box 2, Folder 22

Happy Time. 1969.

Additional Note

Playbills and press.
Box 1, Folder 8

Happy Time - publicity Chequers, Australia. 1969.

Box 2, Folder 2

Index of Miscellaneous File. no date.

Additional Note

Appears to be index for original filing system.
Box 1, Folder 7

Insurance, Automobile. 1965-1967.

Box 1, Folder 3

Irish Co. Contract. 1961-1968.

Box 2, Folder 23

Kismet - publicity and reviews. 1967.

Box 1, Folder 10

Lew Wasserman correspondence. 1971.

Box 3, Folder 9

Mail service redirect in England. 1965 March.

Box 3, Folder 3

Miscellaneous file of Bekin receipts. 1963-1964.

Box 3, Folder 8

Miscellaneous receipts for post box and clipping service. 1964, 1966.

Box 3, Folder 10

Miyako Hotel Billing Matter. 1963, 1964.

Box 2, Folder 23

Personal Date and Interview Questions and Answers. 1967.

Additional Note

Publicity-like one sheet with replies to questions asked by fans.
Box 2, Folder 13

Press clippings. 1972 Mar and Sept.

Box 2, Folder 25

Press clippings. 1971-1972.

Box 2, Folder 11

Publicity - clippings. 1972.

Box 2, Folder 5

Reviews and Publicity. 1970-1971.

Box 3, Folder 1

Swiss Accounts. 1963-1964.

Box 1, Folder 4

Television - Japan commercial. 1971 June.

Box 2, Folder 17

Television - Possible Guest Appearances. 1972.

Additional Note

Script for Circle of Fear , clipping regarding Zenith presents A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary, handwritten notes for Ghost Story , and correspondence regarding Top of the Month show.
Box 2, Folder 16

Tio Taco, M.D.. 1972.

Additional Note

Employment agreement. Episode of Medical Center.
Box 2, Folder 18

TV commercials - correspondence. 1972.

Box 2, Folder 24

Union Trade Associations. 1968.

Box 2, Folder 15

West Side Story - proof sheets for television rerun. 1972 Feb/March.

Box 2, Folder 14

West Side Story - television premiere publicity. 1972.

Box 3, Folder 6

William Morris loan to Chakiris. 1963 Jan.

Box 1, Folder 1

WMA Agency Contracts. 1970.

 

George Chakiris.

Box 2, Folder 2

Baby photographs. 1964 Jan 30.

Additional Note

Baby picture and negative of Chakiris and photograph of Athena (sister).
Box 1, Folder 19

Financial miscellaneous memo. 1975-1976.

Box 1, Folder 18

General correspondence. 1975-1976.

Box 1, Folder 13

John McMartin bio. 1975.

Box 1, Folder 16

Phyllis - contract. 1976.

Box 1, Folder 20

Ruth Aarons Notes. 1975-1976.

Additional Note

Hand written jottings, notes, photocopied clippings, and memo type notes. Could be information gathering for a bio.
Box 1, Folder 22

Telegrams - transcriptions. 1975.

Box 1, Folder 21

Television Possible - note to Billy Gold. 1976.

Box 1, Folder 15

Thieves - contract. 1975-1976.

Box 1, Folder 14

William Morris - contract. 1976.

Box 1, Folder 17

William Morris correspondence. 1976 Jan 13.

 

Marcia Wallace.

Box 1, Folder 24

Financial miscellaneous memo. 1976.

Box 1, Folder 27

Hollywood Squares letter. 1976 Feb 26.

Box 1, Folder 25

Ruth Aaron Notes. 1976.

Additional Note

Hand written jottings and notes. Could be information gathering for a bio.
Box 1, Folder 26

Telegrams (transcripts). 1976.

Box 1, Folder 23

William Morris correspondence. 1976.

 

David Cassidy.

Box 1, Folder 30

David Cassidy - Ed Careff proof sheets and negatives (folder 1 of 2). 1972.

Additional Note

Proof sheets and photographs only.
Box 1, Folder 31

David Cassidy - Ed Careff proof sheets and negatives (folder 2 of 2). 1972.

Additional Note

Negatives only.
Box 1, Folder 28

David Cassidy - head shots. 1971 Feb.

Additional Note

Two poses, one with negative.
Box 1, Folder 29

David Cassidy - head shots and negatives. 1971 June.

Additional Note

Multiple copies of what appears to be two poses.
Box 1, Folder 32

David Cassidy - prints and negatives. 1971 June.

Additional Note

Multiple copies of two poses and corresponding negatives.
Box 1, Folder 33

Partridge Family Photos (folder 1 of 2). no date.

Additional Note

Proof sheets and one headshot of David Cassidy. Negative for selected images found in Box 1 folder xx.
Box 1, Folder 34

Partridge Family Photos (folder 2 of 2). no date.

Additional Note

Negatives only. Proof sheet prints for selected images found in Box xx folder xx.