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Smothers Brothers television scripts and production material
PASC 36  
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Description
Collection consists of scripts and production material related to various Smothers Brothers' television series. Includes material for The Smothers Brothers comedy hour (1967-69), The Summer brothers Smothers show (1969), The Smothers Brothers summer show (1970), and The Smothers Brothers show (1965-66 and 1974-75).
Background
Tom and Dick Smothers started performing togther in the late 1950s; their CBS Smothers Brothers comedy hour (1967-69) was cancelled over issues of censorship, political satire in entertainment, and overall creative control between the Smothers and CBS; they sued CBS and won but did very little performing; stopped performing together (1972) and for the next five years performed separately and together in stage productions; in the early 1980s, they re-formed their comedy team and became spokesmen for Magnavox; did The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 20th Reunion Show for CBS, 1988.
Extent
19.0 linear ft. (45 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.