Finding Aid for the Gene Stone papers, 1947-1989

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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: Gene Stone papers,
Date (inclusive): 1947-1989
Collection number: 252
Creator: Stone, Gene
Extent: 4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
Abstract: Gene Stone was a writer for radio, television and theatre. The collection contains scipts and ephemera related to his career.
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, 1997.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gene Stone papers (Collection 252). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Eugene Robert Stone was born October 14, 1905 in Quincy, IL and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1933. In the 1930s, he was supervisor for the W.P.A. Federal Theater Project of LA. His credits include the musical Two-A-Day, radio programs such as The Great Gildersleeve, and television shows including General Electric Theater. Stone served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze star. In the 1950s, he was subpoenaed by the House Unamerican Activities Committee and blacklisted as a Hollywood writer (1952). He resumed his writing career in the 1970s with the play Why Not Stay for Breakfast and the book Darling I Am Growing Old. Gene Stone passed away on April 26, 1997 in Santa Monica, California.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of scripts and ephemera related to the career of writer Gene Stone. Includes projects such as radio scripts for The Great Gildersleeve and various plays. Also includes redacted photocopies of FBI files concerning Stone (1940s-1960s).

Organization and Arrangement

There is no specific arrangement to the collection; photocopies of FBI files concerning Stone are listed first. All other files are arranged alpabetically by 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

Stone, Gene -- Archives.
Radio writers -- Archival resources.
Dramatists -- Archival resources.


Container List

Box 4, Folder 1

Files from FBI - 1940s-1960s (folder 1 of 6)

Box 4, Folder 2

Files from FBI - 1940s-1960s (folder 2 of 6)

Box 4, Folder 3

Files from FBI - 1940s-1960s (folder 3 of 6)

Box 4, Folder 4

Files from FBI - 1940s-1960s (folder 4 of 6)

Box 4, Folder 5

Files from FBI - 1940s-1960s (folder 5 of 6)

Box 4, Folder 6

Files from FBI - 1940s-1960s (folder 6 of 6)

Box 2, Folder 1

All I Asked For was a Quarter - A Comedy in Three Acts by Gene Stone no date

Box 3, Folder 4

Closet Full of High Heel Shoes (A) - A Comedy in Four Acts by Stephen Goldman and Robert Stenton no date

Box 3, Folder 9

Coffee Stop - Three One-Act Plays by Gene Stone no date

Box 3, Folder 6

Darling, I am Growing old - by Gene Stone no date

Box 3, Folder 5

Exec Club (The) - A Play in Two Acts by Gene Stone no date

Box 3, Folder 3

Family Hour (The) - A Play by Gene Stone no date

Box 2, Folder 2

Feminine [Fodder] (The) - script material no date

Box 3, Folder 10

Good People (The) - A Play in Three Acts by Gene Stone and Jack Robinson no date

Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1947 November 5

Note

Part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Sept. 10- Dec. 4 1947
Box 1, Folder 2

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 September 22

Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 January 7

Note

#276, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Jan. 7- May 26 1948
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 May 26

Note

#296, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Jan. 7- May 26 1948
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 May 12

Note

#292, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Jan. 7- May 26 1948
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 April 28

Note

#292, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Jan. 7- May 26 1948
Box 1, Folder 3

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1949 April 20

Note

#331.
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 April 14

Note

#290, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Jan. 7- May 26 1948
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 March 31

Note

#288, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Jan. 7- May 26 1948
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1947 September 10

Note

Part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Sept. 10- Dec. 4 1947
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1947 October 22

Note

#265, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Sept. 10- Dec. 4 1947
Box 1, Folder 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 September 8

Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1947 October 8

Note

#263, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Sept. 10- Dec. 4 1947
Box 1, Folder 3

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1947 November 5

Note

Cassette tape.
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1947 September 24

Note

#261, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Sept. 10- Dec. 4 1947
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1947 November 19

Note

#269, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Sept. 10- Dec. 4 1947
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1947 December 10

Note

#273, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Sept. 10- Dec. 4 1947
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 March 3

Note

#284, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Jan. 7- May 26 1948
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 January 21

Note

#278, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Jan. 7- May 26 1948
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 March 17

Note

#286, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Jan. 7- May 26 1948
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 February 4

Note

#280, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Jan. 7- May 26 1948
Box 1

Great Gildersleeve (The) 1948 February 18

Note

#282, part of bound volume: The Great Gildersleeve Jan. 7- May 26 1948
Box 3, Folder 7

If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich? - A Comedy in Three Acts by Gene Stone no date

Box 2, Folder 3

I'll Only Stay a Minute - A Comedy in Two Acts by Gene Stone and Ray Cooney no date

Box 3, Folder 2

Just One Big Happy Family - A Comedy in Two Acts by Gene Stone no date

Box 4, Folder 7

Lowered Expectations - A Comedy in Two Acts by Gene Stone no date

Box 4, Folder 8

Lowered Expectations annotated copy 1980 April 8

Box 2, Folder 4

McNeely Plan (The) - A Play in Three Acts by Gene Stone no date

Box 2, Folder 8

Meanwhile, Back at Rancho Vista - A Topical Western by Gene Stone (folder 1 of 3) no date

Box 2, Folder 9

Meanwhile, Back at Rancho Vista - A Topical Western by Gene Stone (folder 2 of 3) 1989

Box 2, Folder 10

Meanwhile, Back at Rancho Vista - A Topical Western by Gene Stone (folder 3 of 3) no date

Box 3, Folder 1

Middle-Aged Robin (The) - A Play in Two Acts by Gene Stone no date

Box 1, Folder 5

Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 11

Pomeroy Plan (The) - A Comedy by Gene Stone no date

Box 3, Folder 8

Small Adventure - A Comedy in Three Acts by Gene Stone no date

Box 2, Folder 5

Sociable Evening (A) - Script Material no date

Box 2, Folder 6

Sociable Evening, (A) - A Play in One Act by Gene Stone no date

Box 2, Folder 7

This One Will Kill You - A Play in Three Acts by Gene Stone and Jack Robinson no date

Box 4, Folder 9

Who Wants to Get Rich? - A Comedy in Two Acts by Gene Stone no date

Box 1, Folder 4

Why Not Stay for Breakfast? - articles and letters