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Finding Aid for the Phil Doran papers, 1967-1971
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Phil Doran papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1971
    Collection number: 351
    Creator: Doran, Phil, 1944 -
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)1 half doc box
    Abstract: Phil Doran was a television writer who wrote for game shows and late night talk shows in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The collection consists of his project ideas, game show questions, talk show host monologues and a small number of business notes.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Phil Doran papers (Collection 351). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Phil Doran graduated from Indiana University in 1965 with a B.S. in Radio-TV Production/Direction. From 1965-1967 Doran worked for various advertising agencies writing advertisements for radio, print and television. In August of 1967, Doran was hired by Chuck Barris Productions to write questions and coordinate contestants for the game shows The Newlywed Game, The Dating Game and The Family Game. He was hired as the head writer for The Joey Bishop Show in November of 1968, a position he retained until the show's cancellation in November 1969. In 1971, Doran worked as the talent coordinator for The Merv Griffin Show for which he wrote guest introduction and interview sets. Doran later went on to write for the daytime game show The Amateur's Guide to Love in 1972. Doran went on to write and produce such shows as Who's The Boss?, The Wonder Years and Sanford and Son. In 2006, he published the novel The Reluctant Tuscan.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of materials related to the early career of television writer Phil Doran. Included are project ideas, game show material, television talk show host monologues and a small number of business notes. The bulk of the materials consist of host monologues and guest questions for The Joey Bishop Show and The Merv Griffin Show. There are also segment bits for the short lived daytime game show The Amateur's Guide to Love, a game involving videotaped sequences from around the greater Los Angeles area. Also included are questions and notes for the game shows The Newlywed Game and The Family Game.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder titles assigned by the processor, which reflect the contents of the files.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Doran, Phil 1944 -
    Television writers -- Archival resources