Scope and Content
Title: Lou Derman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1944-1975
Collection number: 99
(81 bound volumes)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Lou Derman was a comedy writer whose numerous credits include co-creator and head writer of the television series
Mr. Ed, and writer and producer of
All in the Family. The collection consists of bound volumes of various radio and television scripts related to Dermans comedy writing career.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include
or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
[Identification of item], Lou Derman Papers (Collection 99). Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California,
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Lou Derman was born in (approximately) 1914 and was educated at New York University. As a television comedy writer, he was
co-creator and head writer of the
Mr. Ed television series (6 years), head writer of
December Bride (4 years), and writer and producer of
All in the Family. Derman died on February 15, 1976.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 81 bound volumes of various radio and television program scripts related to the career of writer and
producer, Lou Derman. Radio scripts from programs include
Life With Luigi (September 1948 to February 1953),
Our Miss Brooks (December 1953 to June 1954),
Happy Island starring Ed Wynn (September 1944 to February 1945), and
Let Yourself Go starring Milton Berle (March to June 1945). Television scripts from programs include
December Bride (season 1954/55 to 1958/59),
Mister Ed (season 1960/61 to 1965/66),
The Gale Storm Show (season 1959/60), and
All in the Family (July 1974 to February 1975).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.
Television writers--United States--Archival resources.