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Description
The Byron Kane papers span the years circa 1938-1970 and encompass 2 linear feet. The collection contains teleplays, radio scripts, and some miscellaneous material. Nine leather-bound volumes of scripts for the PETER GUNN television series with writings by Tony Barrett, Blake Edwards, and others are of interest. There are scripts for more than a dozen radio programs of the 1940s. A series of six black-and- white reproductions of portraits by Bill Bates of silent film comedians are present. Material relating to Kane's film acting career is not included.
Background
Byron Kane was an American actor active in film from the 1950s to 1981. He served as Blake Edwards production assistant on numerous television shows and was an associate producer for the PETER GUNN series. He was active as a dramatic actor on radio, where his voice could also be heard on commercials and voice-overs.
Extent
2 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.