Finding Aid for the Phil Doran papers, 1967-1971

Processed by Elizabeth Graney; machine-readable finding aid created by Elizabeth Graney and Julie Graham.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Performing Arts Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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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


Container List

Box 4

Amateur's Guide to Love - show segment bit drafts A-J no date

Box 4

Amateur's Guide to Love - show segment bit drafts K-W no date

Box 4

Amateur's Guide to Love - show segment bits A-J no date

Box 4

Amateur's Guide to Love - show segment bits K-W no date

Box 1

Dating Game (The) notes for announcer and contestants no date

Note

Appears to be notes for The Dating Game.
Box 1

Family Game (The) - question drafts and notes no date

Box 1

Family Game (The) - question drafts and notes no date

Box 1

Family Game (The) - questions for contestants 1967

Box 1

Family Game (The) - questions for contestants 1967

Box 1

Ideas no date

Box 3

Joey Bishop Show - ideas no date

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 2

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes Oct

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 2

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes Aug

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 2

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes June

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 2

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes May

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 2

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes Apr

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 2

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes Mar

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 2

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes Nov

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 1

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes Jan

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 2

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes Sept

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 2

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes Feb.

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 2

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes no date

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 2

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes July

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 2

Joey Bishop Show - monologue jokes Dec

Note

Appears to be material for the Joey Bishop late night talk show that ran 1967-1969
Box 1

Laugh In idea no date

Box 1

Letter from Doran to Bob Shanks re: employment with Merv Griffin Productions 1969 Dec 2

Box 1

London Lee project idea no date

Box 1

Mating the Write Way! - handwriting guide no date

Note

Ephemera possibly related to The Dating Game.
Box 4

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions 1971 Oct

Box 4

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions no date

Box 4

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions 1972 Jan

Box 4

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions 1971 Nov

Box 3

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions 1971 Sept

Box 3

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions 1971 Mar

Box 3

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions 1971 Jan

Box 3

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions 1971 Feb

Box 3

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions 1971 Aug

Box 3

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions 1971 Apr

Box 3

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions 1971 May

Box 3

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions 1971 June

Box 3

Merv Griffin Show (The) - sets of introductions and questions 1971 July

Box 1

Mr. President project idea no date

Box 1

Newlywed Game (The) - question drafts and notes no date

Box 1

Newlywed Game (The) - question drafts and notes no date

Box 1

Newlywed Game (The) - question drafts and notes no date

Box 1

Phil Doran Resume 1969

Box 1

Rejection letter to Doran from Ed Weinberger re: Cosby Show 1969 Aug 21

Box 3

Unidentified ideas no date

Note

Possibly related to Merv Griffin Show; found among other possible Merv Griffin materials.
Box 1

Unidentified Project Idea no date