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Leonard Gershe papers, 1944-2000
PASC 268  
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Biography
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  • Title: Leonard Gershe papers
    Collection number: PASC 268
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8.0 linear ft. (14 boxes and 1 oversize box.)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1966-1990
    Date (inclusive): 1944-2000, (bulk 1966-1990)
    Abstract: Leonard Gershe The collection consists of scripts, correspondence, ephemera, clippings, and legal and financial clippings, and legal and financial papers for various productions. Also includes a variety of lyrics and music sheets, a small collection of material written or collected by Gershe, legal documents, correspondence, and photographs.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Gershe, Leonard

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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], Leonard Gershe Papers (Collection PASC 268). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 2003.

    Biography

    Leonard Gershe was born in NY,1922. He began his entertainment career writing material for revues. He collaborated with composer Richard Adinsell on A Jabberwocky Song and Sing, for the revue Tuppence Coloured (1947). Gershe moved to Hollywood after forming a close professional relationship with composer-arranger Roger Edens and together they co-wrote Born In A Trunk, performed by Judy Garland in A Star Is Born (1954). His numerous credits include Destry Rides Again (1959), Funny Face (1957), Silk Stockings (1957), Butterflies are Free (1969), 40 Carats (1973), That's Entertainment II (1976), T he Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1978), and Snacks (1982). Gershe died in Beverly Hills, CA on March 9, 2002.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of material related to the career of playwright and lyricist, Leonard Gershe. Primarily includes scripts, correspondence, ephemera, clippings, and legal and financial papers for various productions of Butterflies Are Free. Other projects include Snacks, Funny Face, 40 Carats, and Destry Rides Again, among others. Also includes a variety of lyrics and music sheets; a small collection of eulogies, speeches, and toasts written or collected by Gershe; legal documents pertaining to Born in a Trunk; correspondence; and photographs.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4859480 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gershe, Leonard--Archives.
    Clippings.
    Composers--Archives.
    Dramatists--Archives.
    Film scripts.
    Plays.
    Song sheets.