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Herbert Leonard papers, 1957-1977
PASC 29  
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Description
Throughout his career, producer Herbert Leonard was involved with hundreds of television and motion picture projects. The collection consists of television and motion picture scripts, production material, correspondence, budgets, contracts, and business records.
Background
Herbert B. Leonard was born in New York City on Oct. 8, 1922. He began his career in the entertainment industry working for Columbia pictures in 1940, served in World War II as a naval aviator from 1941-46, and resumed his career in the late 1940's as a production manager for Sam Katzman Productions. Leonard left Sam Katzman Productions to form Herbert B. Leonard Productions in 1954,subsequently producing the popular children's television series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. Over the next 20 years, Leonard formed multiple production companies including Norbert Productions, Inc. with Norman Blackburn, Lancer Productions, Wilbert Productions, Inc. with Cinefilm Inc., Shelle Processions, Inc., and Leonard Films, Inc. Throughout his career he produced hundreds of television and motion picture projects including such television series as Circus Boy, Tales of Bengal Lancers , Rescue 8, Naked City and Route 66 and the motion picture Popi for United Artists. Leonard died on October 14 2006 of cancer.
Extent
91.0 linear ft. (181 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.