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Leon Tokatyan papers, 1970-1980
PASC 178  
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Description
Television writer and producer Leon Tokatyan penned the pilot for the television series Lou Grant. The collection consists of scripts, treatments, and research materials for various television series and unproduced film and television projects including Lou Grant, Double dare, Starman, and Hooperman.
Background
Television writer and producer Leon Tokatyan began his career as a tour guide for NBC in New York. He wrote the pilot episode for the award-winning TV series Lou Grant, as well as wrote and produced several more episodes of the series. Tokatyan wrote for earlier television programs such as as Espionage, Kraft Suspense Theater and The Virginian. He was the recipient of the Writers Guild of America award for best writing in 1978 for the Lou Grant episode titled Vet. Among his other awards were the Humanitas best writing achievement award. Leon Tokatyan died on May 13, 1997.
Extent
11.25 linear ft. (27 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.