Finding Aid for the Alan Reed Papers, ca. 1931-1972

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Alan Reed Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1931-1972
Collection number: 1222
Creator: Reed, Alan, 1907-1977
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes 1 oversize folder
Abstract: Alan Reed (1907-1977) performed on Broadway (1930s-40s), and appeared in more than 50 films, including The postman always rings twice and Breakfast at Tiffany's. He also played character roles on television, most notably, as the voice of cartoon character Fred Flintstone (1960-77). The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, photographs, sheet music, and scrapbooks from Alan Reed's career as a character actor in radio, television, and film.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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 of Mrs. Alan Reed, 1978.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alan Reed Papers (Collection 1222). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2723045 

Biography

Born as Teddy Bergman, New York City, August 20, 1907; attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Columbia University; acting debut, Provincetown Theatre, Greenwich Village, 1927; performed on Broadway, 1930s-40s; worked in radio as a straight man with Eddie Cantor and Fred Allen among many other assignments; went to Hollywood in 1943 and appeared in more than 50 films, including The postman always rings twice, Marjorie Morningstar, and Breakfast at Tiffany's; founded Alan Reed Enterprises, an advertising specialities and business gifts sales firm, in 1955; appeared on television in character roles and, most notably, as the voice of cartoon character Fred Flintstone, 1960-77; died June 14, 1977.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, photographs, sheet music, and scrapbooks from Alan Reed's career as a character actor in radio, television, and film. Includes a Fred Flintstone poster.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Manuscripts.
  2. Radio material.
  3. Television material (the Flintstones).
  4. Clippings, sheet music, and photographs.
  5. Oversize materials.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Reed, Alan, 1907-1977--Archives.
Actors--United States--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Manuscript Material by Alan Reed

Box 1, Folder 1

The barber of television street ... a situation comedy with ramifications. Beverly Hills. n.d.

Physical Description: (3 leaves, typescript)
Box 1, Folder 2

Yabba Dabba Doo or Never a star. A novel by Alan Reed. Los Angeles. n.d.

Physical Description: (ca. 65 leaves, bound photocopy with loose pages inserted at back)
Box 1, Folder 3

Room 242 - Homocide. A new radio presentation by Alan Reed and Joel Murcott. Beverly Hills. c1950

Physical Description: (32 leaves, mimeograph with green cover)
Box 1, Folder 4

---. Another copy.

Box 1, Folder 5

“It's happened before” or “Me and Abe Lincoln.” n.p. ca. 1970

Physical Description: (3 leaves, typescript carbon)
 

Radio Material

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence from Fred Allen to Alan Reed. v.p. v.d.

Physical Description: (6 items: 8 leaves, and envelope with photocopies of typescript letters)
Box 1, Folder 7

Dialogue. n.p. v.d.

Physical Description: (66 leaves, typescript and typescript carbon with holograph corrections)
Box 1, Folders 8-22

Scripts

Box 1, Folder 8

Armed Forces Radio Service. “Command performance,” no.258. Los Angeles. December 3, 1946

Physical Description: (22 leaves, mimeograph)
Box 1, Folder 9

Bob Hope spot. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (5 leaves, typescript and mimeograph)
Box 1, Folder 10

Chesterfield Supper Club starring Perry Como. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (4 leaves, typescript carbon)
Box 1, Folder 11

Chesterfield Supper Club starring Perry Como. n.p. February 4, 1946.

Physical Description: (12 leaves, mimeograph)
Box 1, Folder 12

Chesterfield Supper Club starring Perry Como. n.p. March 11, 1946.

Physical Description: (8 leaves, mimeograph)
Box 1, Folder 13

Chesterfield Supper Club starring Perry Como. n.p. March 25, 1946.

Physical Description: (13 leaves, typescript, typescript carbon and mimeograph)
Box 1, Folder 14

Chesterfield Supper Club starring Perry Como. n.p. June 28, 1946.

Physical Description: (3 leaves, typescript carbon)
Box 1, Folder 15

George Jessel. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (15 leaves, typescript carbon and mimeograph)
Box 1, Folder 16

Harrison of Homicide. A new dramatic mystery series. no.1. The case of the alter ego. Written by Irwin Ashkenazy. n.p. c1950.

Physical Description: (27 leaves, mimeograph)
Box 1, Folder 17

The heart of the news. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (5 leaves, mimeograph)
Box 1, Folder 18

Mars audition. n.p. June 6, 1950.

Physical Description: (5 leaves, mimeograph with holograph corrections)
Box 1, Folder 19

Texaco Star Theatre. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (10 leaves, typescript carbon)
Box 1, Folder 20

Tim and Irene (Ryan) spot. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (8 leaves, mimeograph)
Box 1, Folder 21

Tom Howard. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (3 leaves, typescript carbon)
Box 1, Folder 22

Walter O'Keefe Show. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (7 leaves, mimeograph)
Box 1, Folder 23

Toasts. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (4 leaves, typescript and typescript carbon)
 

Television Material

Note

Alan Reed was the voice of Fred Flintstone in the animated television series The Flintstones, a Hanna-Barbera production, ca. 1960-1966.
Box 1, Folder 24

Clippings. v.p. v.d.

Physical Description: (5 items)
Box 1, Folder 25

Photographs and ephemera. v.p. v.d.

Physical Description: (8 items)
Box 1, Folders 26-34

Script material

Box 1, Folder 26

Alan Reed as Fred Flintstone. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (11 leaves, typescript with holograph corrections)
Box 1, Folder 27

Alan Reed as Fred Flintstone (revised). n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (13 leaves, typescript and typescript carbon with holograph corrections)
Box 1, Folder 28

Alan Reed as Fred Flintstone (revised). n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (3 leaves, typescript)
Box 1, Folder 29

Flintstone Comedy Hour. Show no.1. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (1 leaf, mimeograph)
Box 1, Folder 30

Fred Flintstone and Friends. New opening title. 99-727. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (3 leaves, typescript with holograph corrections)
Box 1, Folder 31

Fred Flintstone interview. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (5 leaves, typescript carbon)
Box 1, Folder 32

Fred Flintstone monologue. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (14 leaves, typescript and typescript carbon with holograph corrections)
Box 1, Folder 33

Fred monologue. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (9 leaves, typescript, typescript carbon and photocopy)
Box 1, Folder 34

Ordere of routines ... Flintstone act. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (2 leaves, typescript carbon)
 

Miscellaneous Material

Box 1, Folder 35

Clippings. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: (16 items)
Box 1, Folder 36

Knickerbocker Toy Company advertisements for “Kewtee Bear.” c1955.

Physical Description: (5 items)
Box 1, Folder 37

“An oasis in Manhattan.” A new comedy by S.K. Hershewe. n.p. ca. 1965.

Physical Description: (ca. 150 leaves, mimeograph with holograph notations)
Box 1, Folder 38

Photographs. v.p. v.d.

Physical Description: (16 items)
Box 1, Folder 39

Programs. v.p. v.d.

Physical Description: (12 items)
Box 1, Folders 40-45

Sheet Music - Lead Sheets

Box 1, Folder 40

“I'm eating bread and butter (when it should be wedding cake).” c1955

Physical Description: (2 items)
Box 1, Folder 41

“I can't run away from you.” c1954

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 42

“Kewtee Bear.” c1954

Physical Description: (10 items)
Box 1, Folder 43

“The Kewtee Bear song.” c 1956

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 44

“Remember me to Joe.” c1955

Physical Description: (4 items)
Box 1, Folder 45

“Rootie tootie tootie” (“The Kewtee Bear song”). c.1955

Physical Description: (7 items)
 

Oversize material.

Map Folder 4

Fred Flintstone poster.

Physical Description: (1 item)
Box 2

Record album. Chesterfield Club. Alan Reed. June 28, 1945

Physical Description: (1 item, 78 rpm)
Boxes 2-3

Scrapbooks

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 2

Scrapbooks. 1932-1939

Box 3

Scrapbook. 1941-1972