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Finding Aid for the Gwen Bagni papers, 1940-2001 (bulk 1948-1987)
1999  
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Description
Gwen Bagni had a decades-long career as a Hollywood writer. She began her screen writing career in the late-1930s, working in film, radio, and television. Among her many credits are popular radio programs such as Escape and Suspense; television series such as Burke's Law, Honey West and Playhouse 90; television films such as Backstairs at the White House; and motion pictures including With Six You Get Eggroll. Bagni was also involved with literary projects, including novel versions of With Six You Get Eggroll and Backstairs at the White House. The collection consists of script files, material related to book projects, personal and biographical documents, and a small number of awards and honors. Gwen Dubov Bagni had a decades-long career as a Hollywood writer. She began her screen writing career in the late-1930s, working in radio, television, and motion pictures. Among her many credits are popular radio programs such as Escape and Suspense; television series such as Burke’s Law, Gunsmoke, Honey West and Playhouse 90; television films such as Backstairs at the White House; and motion pictures including With Six You Get Eggroll. She was also involved with literary projects, including novel versions of With Six You Get Eggroll and Backstairs at the White House. The collection consists of material related to her career and include script files, material related to book projects, personal and biographical documents, and a small number of awards and honors.
Background
Gwen Bagni (also known as Gwen Dubov) was born in 1913, and raised in a traveling vaudeville family. She moved to Los Angeles in 1937, and worked as a secretary for Paramount Pictures, initially planning to become an actress. She went on to establish a successful writing career that spanned radio, film, and television.
Extent
26.0 linear ft. (59 boxes and 1 carton.)
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.