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Finding Aid for the Norman Maurer papers, 1976-1983
PASC 86  
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Description
Norman Maurer was writer, film director and producer, and also worked for many years in television animation for Hanna Barbera and ABC, writing and editing. The collection consists of scripts, photocopies of storyboards, and outlines for children's animated television programs including, The Adventures of Goldie Gold (1981), Dingbat and the creeps (1980), Fangface (1979), Heathcliff (1979-81), Marmaduke (1981), Mork and Mindy (1980-82), Plastic family (1980-81), Richie Rich (1979-81), Scooby and Scrappy Doo (1980-81), Super friends (1980-81), and Thundarr the barbarian (1979-81).
Background
Norman Maurer was born ca. 1926. He started his career as cartoonist for Lev Gleason Publications. He illustrated Daredevil comics, and Boy comics, among others and wrote comic books including three series of Three Stooges comics and ghost writing on Dennis the menace comic books; Maurer also co-created the first 3-D comics. He joined Columbia Pictures in 1956 and produced films including The Three stooges meet Hercules and Who's minding the mint. He wrote stories for four of Columbia's Three Stooges features and produced and directed several Stooges television pilots. In 1975 Maurer joined Hanna-Barbera as writer and story editor; he worked as consultant for animated cartoon series at CBS from 1978 to 1979 and NBC in 1980. Maurer died November 23, 1986 in Los Angeles, CA.
Extent
18 linear ft. (43 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.