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Finding Aid for the Dennis Alfred scripts, 1960s-1980s
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dennis Alfred scripts,
    Date (inclusive): 1960s-1980s
    Collection number: 276
    Creator: Dennis, Alfred
    Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Actor Dennis Alfred has appeared on film, television and stage. The collection consists of scripts that appear to be related to Dennis' local and/or community theater involvement.
    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 2002.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dennis Alfred scripts (Collection 276). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    There is very little biographical information available about Dennis Alfred. As an actor, Alfred has appeared in a number of motion picture, television, and stage productions. Among his motion picture and television credits are The Jerk, The Shootist, Get Smart, Kojak, and The Monkees. Among his theater credits are the Off-Broadway production of One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger and Kool Aid. Alfred also has been involved in community theater as actor and director with productions such as Cabaret, Can-Can, Show Boat, South Pacific, and Victory Canteen.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of what appears to be play scripts related to the career of Alfred Dennis. Included in the collection are a variety of scripts that appear to be for community and/or local theater productions during the 1960s-1980s. Among the scripts are Cabaret, Can Can, Fiddler on the Roof, Kiss Me Kate, Man of La Mancha, Show Boat, and South Pacific. It is clear to what extent Dennis was involved with the productions or where they were produced. Additionally, there are occasional clippings and ephemera found with selected scripts.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The scripts are arranged alphabetically by production title.

    Indexing Terms

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


    Dennis, Alfred -- Archives.
    Actors -- Archival resources.
    Theater -- Production and direction -- Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Scripts (documents)