Finding Aid for the Lee Philips scripts, 1967-1977

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UCLA Library Special Collections
Performing Arts Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Lee Philips scripts,
Date (inclusive): 1967-1974, 1977
Collection number: 307
Creator: Philips, Lee, 1927-
Extent: 6 boxes (2.75 linear feet)
Abstract: Lee Philips was a prolific television director. The bulk of the collection includes scripts for a variety of television shows produced during the late 1960s through the mid 1970s. Included are scripts for the Andy Griffith Show, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, and The Doris Day Show, among others.
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

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lee Philips scripts (Collection 307). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Lee Philips was born January 10, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. He began his career as an actor before starting his long career as a television director in the late 1950s. Early in his acting career he appeared on the Philco Television Playhouse production of Marty in 1948. He would go on to make other television appearances in shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, I Spy, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables. Philips also had feature appearances in the motion pictures Peyton Place (1957) and Tess of the Storm (1960). His stage credits include the Broadway production of Middle of the Night in the mid-1950s.
It is reported he started his directing career with an episode of The Donna Reed Show in 1958. Among his many directorial credits are: The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Kung Fu, M*A*S*H, The Partridge Family and The Waltons, among others. Philips also directed a number of television movies and miniseries including Crazy Times, Getting Away From It All, James Michener's Dynasty, Mae West, Silent Motive and The War Between the Tates. His final directorial project was an episode for Diagnosis Murder in 1993. Philips died on March 3, 1999 in Brentwood, CA.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of scripts related to the career of Lee Philips, specifically associated to his television directing. The bulk of the collection includes scripts representing 24 episodic television programs produced during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Included are scripts from The Andy Griffith Show, The Doris Day Show, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Peyton Place, Room 222 and The Waltons, among others. Notably absent from the collection are scripts from The Donna Reed Show and M*A*S*H. Additionally, there are scripts for the television movies, Comedy Company (1977) and Getting Away from it All (1971). Also included is an incomplete script for what is believed to be the motion picture The Adventures of Sir Galahad (ca. 1949), in which Philips' connection to the production is unknown. A number of the scripts in the collection are annotated and some may include information regarding production.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by project title.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Philips, Lee, 1927- -- Archives.
Television producers and directors -- Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

television scripts.


Container List

 

Adventures of Sir Galahad

Box 5, Folder 9

Partial script no date

Note

Appears to be a partial script for the 1949 Columbia release of the Adventures of Sir Galahad.
 

Andy Griffith Show (The)

Box 1, Folder 1

Aunt Bee the Juror 1967 July 7

Box 1, Folder 2

Emmett's Anniversary no date

Box 1, Folder 3

Get Me Glen Campbell 1970 Oct 29

Box 1, Folder 4

Girl for Goober (A) no date

Box 1, Folder 5

Goober, the Executive 1967 June 22

Box 1, Folder 6

Howard's Main Event 1967 June 29

Box 1, Folder 7

Howard, the Bowler 1967 July 11

Box 1, Folder 8

My Friend, the Mayor 1970 Nov 9

Box 1, Folder 9

Opie and Mike 1968 Feb 5

Box 1, Folder 10

Opie's First Love 1967 June 15

Box 1, Folder 11

Sam for Town Council no date

Box 1, Folder 12

Wedding (The) no date

 

Bill Cosby Show (The)

Box 1, Folder 13

Going the Route 1969 Aug 4

 

Bracken's World

Box 1, Folder 14

Beginning, A Middle, and and End (A) 1970 Jan 14

Box 1, Folder 15

It's the Power Structure, Baby 1969 June 23

Box 1, Folder 16

Jenny, Who Bombs Buildings 1970 June 19

Box 1, Folder 17

Team of One-legged Acrobats (A) 1970 Aug 18

 

Bridget Loves Bernie

Box 1, Folder 18

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Vatican 1972 June 28

Box 2, Folder 1

Little White Lie that Grew... And Grew... And Grew (The) 1972 Sept 11

Box 2, Folder 2

Who's Watching the Store 1972 June 27

 

Cade's County

Box 2, Folder 3

Inferno 1972 Jan 5

 

Comedy Company

Box 6, Folder 1

Script 1977 May 25

 

Doris Day Show (The)

Box 2, Folder 4

Billy's First Date 1970 Dec 9

Box 2, Folder 5

Colonel Fairburn, Jr. 1970 Dec 11

Box 2, Folder 6

Family Magazine 1972 Nov 14

Box 2, Folder 7

Hoax (The) 1972 Oct 31

Box 2, Folder 8

Just a Miss Understanding 1972 June 14

Box 2, Folder 9

Small Cure for Big Alimony (A) 1972 Nov 7

Box 2, Folder 10

To England with Doris 1971 Sept 20

 

Funny Face

Box 2, Folder 11

Drive? Who Said? 1971 Aug 2

 

Getting Away From It All

Box 6, Folder 2

Script no date

 

Ghost And Mrs Muir (The)

Box 2, Folder 12

Dig For the Truth 1969 Dec 5

Box 2, Folder 13

It's A Gift 1968 Nov 18

Box 2, Folder 14

Love Is A Toothache 1968 Oct 16

Box 2, Folder 15

Martha Meets the Captain 1969 Dec 23

Box 2, Folder 16

Monkey-Puzzle Tree (The) 1968 Sept 19

Box 2, Folder 17

Pain in the Neck (A) 1968 Nov 11

Box 2, Folder 18

Today I am a Ghost 1969 Aug 7

Box 2, Folder 19

Tourist, Go Home 1969 Nov 14

Box 2, Folder 20

Vanessa 1968 Aug 19

Box 3, Folder 1

Way Off Broadway 1968 Sept 26

Box 3, Folder 2

Who Was that Man I Almost Saw? 1969 Nov 20

 

Governor and JJ (The)

Box 3, Folder 3

Profile in Discourage 1969 Aug 28

Box 3, Folder 4

Springtime for Maggie 1969 Sept 16

 

Headmaster

Box 3, Folder 5

Experiment (The) 1970 Sept 1

Box 3, Folder 6

One for the Gipper 1970 Aug 31

Box 3, Folder 7

Valerie Has An Emotional Gestalt for the Teacher 1970 July 3

 

Kung Fu

Box 3, Folder 8

Raiders (The) 1973 Dec 5

 

Longstreet

Box 3, Folder 9

Portrait of Martin Looten no date

 

Love American Style

Box 3, Folder 10

Love and the Lie 1973 July 25

Box 3, Folder 11

Love and the Prim Person 1973 July 18

Box 3, Folder 12

Love and the Plane Fantasy 1973 July 18

Box 3, Folder 13

Love and the See Through Mind 1973 July 27

 

Man and the City

Box 3, Folder 14

Run For Daylight 1971 Oct 18

 

Medical Center

Box 3, Folder 15

Captives 1974 Nov 22

Box 3, Folder 16

Casualty 1973 Sept 5

Box 3, Folder 17

Hexed 1974 Feb 28

 

My World -- And Welcome to It!

Box 3, Folder 18

Little Girls are Sugar and Spice - And Not Always Nice 1969 May 15

Box 3, Folder 19

Seal in the Bedroom 1969 June 6

 

Nakia

Box 4, Folder 1

Quarry (The) 1974 July 3

 

New Dick Van Dyke Show (The)

Box 4, Folder 2

Game (The) 1972 Mar 23

Box 4, Folder 3

Old Dick and Jenny 1972 May 18

Box 4, Folder 4

Power of the Bleep (The) 1972 April 27

Box 4, Folder 5

Tenth Honeymoon (The) 1972 May 25

 

Partridge Family (The)

Box 4, Folder 6

Selling of the Partridge (The) 1972 Mar 10

Box 4, Folder 7

You're Only Young Twice 1972 April 11

 

Peyton Place

Box 4, Folder 8

Episode #478 1968 Nov 18

Box 4, Folder 9

Episode #479 1968 Nov 20

Box 4, Folder 10

Episode #498 1969 Feb 5

Box 4, Folder 11

Episode #499 1969 Feb 10

 

Rookies (The)

Box 4, Folder 12

Time Lock 1974 Jan 10

 

Room 222

Box 4, Folder 13

Alice in Blunderland 1969 Oct 1

Box 4, Folder 14

Clothes Make the Boy 1969 Sept 9

Box 4, Folder 15

Once Upon a Time, There Was Air You Couldn't See 1969 Nov 24

Box 4, Folder 16

Suitable For Framing 1971 Aug 17

Box 4, Folder 17

Who Is Benedict Arnold? 1971 Sept 13

 

Shaft

Box 5, Folder 1

Meat-Eaters (The) 1973 Oct 2

 

Storefront Lawyers (The)

Box 5, Folder 2

Dark World of Harry Anders (The) 1970 Nov 20

Box 5, Folder 3

Truth, The Whole Truth -- and Anything Else That Works (The) 1970 Dec 28

 

Waltons (The)

Box 5, Folder 4

Awakening (The) 1973 Oct 30

Box 5, Folder 5

Scholar (The) 1972 Dec 22

Box 5, Folder 6

Shivaree (The) 1974 Oct 23

Box 5, Folder 7

Substitute (The) 1973 May 22

Box 5, Folder 8

Triangle (The) 1973 May 29