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Finding Aid for the Frank Goodman Associates Publicity material for Public Television Productions, ca. 1970s-ca. 1990
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank Goodman Associates Publicity material for Public Television Productions,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1970s-ca. 1990
    Collection number: 288
    Creator: Frank Goodman Associates
    Extent: 8 boxes (3.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: There is little biographical or historical information available about press agent Frank Goodman or his firm, Frank Goodman Associates. The collection consists of publicity material created for public television productions, related to the publicist firm of Frank Goodman Associates. The bulk of the material includes press kits and black and white stills for the long running television drama series, Masterpiece Theatre and the classic PBS television series, Mystery!.
    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frank Goodman Associates Publicity material for Public Television Productions (Collection 288). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    There is little biographical or historical information available about press agent Frank Goodman or his firm, Frank Goodman Associates. From 1939 to 1961, Frank Goodman was a press agent, representing more than 50 Broadway productions and working with the likes of John Houseman, Orson Welles, Ethel Merman and Mary Martin, among others. He married Arlene Wolfe in 1937, and the couple worked together during their marriage. It is unknown when he started Frank Goodman Associates (or Frank and Arlene Goodman Associates) or when he starting publicizing productions for public television. He is credited for his role with helping to influence the development of Masterpiece Theatre. Goodman died at the age of 89 in NY, on February 3, 2006.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of publicity material created for public television productions, related to the publicist firm of Frank Goodman Associates. The bulk of collection includes press kits and black and white stills for the long running television drama series, Masterpiece Theatre and the classic PBS television series, Mystery!. Also included is a small amount of press material for PBS programming including Piccadilly Circus and BBC productions, among others. Some of the productions may have been publicized by Frank and Arlene Goodman Associates.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically by program series 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

    Frank Goodman Associates -- Archives
    Press agents -- United States -- Archival resources