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Finding Aid for the Albert McCleery papers, 1935-1971
PASC 98  
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Description
Producer and director Albert McCleery is best remembered for his theatre-in-the-round productions of television classics including Cameo Theater, Fireside Theatre, Hallmark Hall of Fame, and NBC Matinee Theatre. The collection consists primarily of television, and some radio scripts, along with production material, correspondence, and profession-related subject files. Among the projects represented are Cameo Theatre, CBS Television Workshop, Hallmark Hall of Fame, and NBC Matinee Theatre.
Background
Albert McCleery was born December 30, 1911 in Lawrence, Kentucky. He was a contract writer for Columbia Pictures (1940-41) and director of Fordham University Theatre (1949). McCleery is best remembered for his theatre-in-the-round productions of classics for television including Cameo Theater, Fireside Theatre, Hallmark Hall of Fame, and Matinee Theatre. He was also staff director in the NBC Television Programming Department (1949) and went on to become senior executive producer and director of Cameo Theatre. McCleery produced and directed for Hallmark Hall of Fame, devised NBC's Matinee Theater (1955), joined CBS (1959), and became producer of the CBS workshop. He died on May 13, 1972.
Extent
35.0 linear ft. (83 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.