Finding Aid for the Frank Goodman Associates Publicity material for Public Television Productions, ca. 1970s-ca. 1990

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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

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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


Container List

 

BBC Production

Box 2

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - stills no date

Box 4

Long Search (The) - press kit materials, stills and study guide no date

Box 4

Melissa - stills 1974

Note

Appears to be a BBC production.
Box 6

Rebecca - stills no date

Note

Appears to be a BBC production.
 

Compleat Gilbert and Sullivan (The)

Box 1

Mikado (The) - still of Hirschfeld caricature no date

 

GE Theater

Box 4

Long Way Home (A) - press kit with stills no date

 

ITC Production

Box 2

Edward the King - press kit, stills, souvenir book and a slide no date

Box 3

Father Brown - publicity no date

Box 6

Time and Time Again - press kit material with stills no date

 

ITT/NBC

Box 7

Winds of Kitty Hawk (The) - stills no date

 

Masterpiece Theatre

Box 1

After the War - press kit with stills no date

Box 2

All For Love - press kit material with stills no date

Box 1

And A Nightingale Sang - stills no date

Box 1

Bretts (The) - stills no date

Note

Appears to be Masterpiece Theatre
Box 1

By the Sword Divided Series II - press kit with stills no date

Box 2

Death of the Heart (The) - press kit and stills no date

Box 2

Dickens of London - stills no date

Box 2

Disraeli Portrait of a Romantic - stills no date

Box 2

Drake's Adventure - stills no date

Box 2

Dressmaker (The) - press kit with stills no date

Box 3

Flame Trees of Thika (The) - stills no date

Box 3

Flickers (The) - stills no date

Box 3

Fortunes of War - press kit with stills no date

Box 3

Heaven on Earth - press kit with stills no date

Box 3

Henry V - press kit, stills and teacher's guide no date

Box 3

House of Cards/To Play the King - episode 1 script (folder 1 of 4) 1993

Box 3

House of Cards/To Play the King - episode 2 script (folder 2 of 4) 1993

Box 3

House of Cards/To Play the King - episode 3 script (folder 3 of 4) 1993

Box 3

House of Cards/To Play the King - episode 4 script (folder 4 of 4) 1993

Box 3

House of Cards/To Play the King - press kit with stills no date

Box 4

Jeeves and Wooster - press kit with stills no date

Box 4

Lord Mountbatten The Last Viceroy - publicity with stills ca. 1985

Note

See Mountbatten the Last Viceroy script.
Box 4

Love for Lydia - stills no date

Box 4

Love in a Cold Climate - stills no date

Box 4

Love Song - press kit with stills no date

Box 4

Masterpiece Theatre Program Guide (A) ca. 1979

Box 8

Mountbatten The Last Viceroy - script (oversize) no date

Note

See Lord Mountbatten The Last Viceroy.
Box 4

Murder of Quality (A) - press kit material with stills no date

Box 5

On Approval - press kit with stills no date

Box 5

Paradise Postponed - press kit with stills no date

Box 5

Pictures - press kit material with stills no date

Box 5

Piece of Cake (A) - press kit with stills no date

Box 5

Point Counter Point - press kit material with stills 1973

Box 5

Precious Bane/Glory Enough for All - press kit with stills no date

Box 5

Real Charlotte (The) - press kit with stills no date

Box 6

Room of One's Own (A) - press kit with stills no date

Box 6

Shiralee (The) - press kit material with stills and publicity no date

Box 6

Sorrel and Son - press kit with stills and episode introduction scripts no date

Box 6

Tale of Two Cities - press kit material with stills no date

Box 7

Titmuss Regained - press kit material with stills no date

Box 7

Tom Brown's Schooldays - still 1973

Box 7

Traffik - press kit material no date

Box 7

Upstairs Downstairs - press kit, stills, TV Life magazine, Alistair Cooke's Edwardian Essays, Souvenir book no date

Box 7

Vanity Fair - press kit with stills 1972

Box 7

Vienna 1900 - press kit material with stills no date

Box 7

Winston Churchill the Wilderness Years - press kit material with stills no date

Box 8

Woman in White (The) - press kit with no date

Box 8

Yellow Wallpaper (The) - press kit no date

 

Michigan State University

Box 4

TV Businessman (The) - proposal prepared by College of Education Department of Teacher Education 1984

Note

Educational video modules.
 

Mobil Showcase

Box 1

Between the Wars - press kit with stills no date

Note

Photos of Edward R. Murrow and Eric Sevareid
Box 3

Entertainer (The) - publicity no date

Box 4

Minstrel Man - press kit materials, stills and negatives 1977

Box 4

Nicholas Nickleby - press kit with stills no date

Box 6

Summershow - press kit with stills no date

Box 6

Ten Who Dared - publicity no date

 

Mobil Showcase Network

Box 2

Edward and Mrs. Simpson - press kit, stills and souvenir book 1978

Box 8

Edward and Mrs. Simpson - publicity ephemera (oversize) 1978

Note

Newspaper format.
Box 2

Edward and Mrs. Simpson - stills (folder 1 of 2) 1978

Box 2

Edward and Mrs. Simpson - stills (folder 2 of 2) 1978

 

Mystery!

Box 1

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (The) - press kit material, stills, publicity calendar and appearance guide no date

Note

See also The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of Baskervilles.
Box 1

Agatha Christie - miscellaneous photo no date

Box 1

Agatha Christie Mysteries - press kit with stills no date

Box 1

Agatha Christie Mysteries - publicity stills no date

Box 1

Agatha Christie Mysteries II - press kit with stills no date

Box 1

Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime - press kit with stills no date

Box 1

Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary - press kit with stills no date

Box 1

Artists in Crime - press kit with stills no date

Box 1

Black Tower - press kit with stills no date

Box 1

Campion - press kit with stills no date

Box 1

Case Book of Sherlock Holmes (The) - press kit with stills no date

Note

See also The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of Baskervilles.
Box 1

Cause Celebre - press kit material with stills no date

Box 1

Charters and Caldicott - stills no date

Box 1

Cover Her Face - press kit with stills no date

Box 1

Dark Angel - press kit with stills no date

Box 1

Death of an Expert Witness - press kit and stills no date

Box 2

Devices and Desires - Episode 1 script (folder 1 of 6) 1990

Box 2

Devices and Desires - Episode 2 script (folder 2 of 6) 1990

Box 2

Devices and Desires - Episode 3 script (folder 3 of 6) 1990

Box 2

Devices and Desires - Episode 4 script (folder 4 of 6) 1990

Box 2

Devices and Desires - Episode 5 script (folder 5 of 6) 1990

Box 2

Devices and Desires - Episode 6 script (6 of 6) 1990

Box 2

Die Kinder - press kit and stills no date

Box 3

Game, Set and Match - press kit with stills no date

Box 3

Gorey Story (The) - press kit material no date

Box 3

Hound of the Baskervilles (The) - press kit and stills no date

Note

See also The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
Box 3

Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (The) - press kit with stills no date

Box 3

Inspector Morse - miscellaneous stills no date

Box 3

Inspector Morse - press kit no date

Box 8

Inspector Morse - press kit (oversize) no date

Box 3

Inspector Morse - press kit with stills no date

Box 3

Inspector Morse - press kit with stills no date

Box 3

Inspector Morse - press kit with stills no date

Box 3

Inspector Morse Series II - press kit with stills no date

Box 3

Inspector Morse Series IV - press kit with stills no date

Box 3

Inspector Morse Series V - press kit with stills no date

Box 3

Inspector Morse the Secret of Bay B5 - stills no date

Box 4

Lord Peter Wimsey - press kit with stills no date

Box 4

Maigret - press kit with stills no date

Box 4

Maigret - script no date

Box 4

Man from the Pru - press kit with stills no date

Box 4

Miss Marple - press kit with stills no date

Box 4

Miss Marple - press kit with stills no date

Box 4

Miss Marple - press kit with stills no date

Box 4

Mother Love - press kit material with stills no date

Box 4

My Cousin Rachel - press kit with stills no date

Box 5

Poirot - miscellaneous stills and publicity no date

Box 5

Poirot - press kit material with stills no date

Box 5

Poirot - press kit with stills no date

Box 5

Poirot - press kit with stills no date

Box 5

Poirot - press kit with stills no date

Box 5

Poirot Series IV - press kit with stills ca. 1992, 1993

Box 5

Praying Mantis - press kit with stills no date

Box 5

Prime Suspect 1, 2 and 3 - press kit with stills no date

Box 5

Prime Suspect 3 Part One - script (folder 1 of 2) 1993

Box 5

Prime Suspect 3 Part Two - script (folder 2 of 2) 1993

Box 5

Quiet As a Nun - press kit material with stills no date

Box 5

Racing Game (The) - stills ca. 1979, 1980

Box 6

Reilly Ace of Spies - press kit with stills and publicity (folder 1 of 2) 1983

Box 6

Reilly Ace of Spies - press kit with stills and record album (folder 2 of 2) 1983

Box 6

Return of Sherlock Holmes (The) - press kit with stills no date

Note

See also The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.
Box 6

Rumpole of the Bailey - press kit with stills no date

Box 6

Rumpole of the Bailey - press kit with stills no date

Box 6

Rumpole of the Bailey Series IV - press kit with stills no date

Box 6

Rumpole of the Bailey Series V - press kit with stills no date

Box 1

Sargent Cribb - A Case of Spirits stills no date

Box 4

Sargent Cribb - Invitation to a Dynamite Party stills no date

Box 6

Sargent Cribb - Swing Swing Together stills no date

Box 1

Sargent Cribb - The Choir that Wouldn't Sing - still no date

Box 6

Shades of Darkness - press kit with stills no date

Box 6

Sherlock Holmes - miscellaneous stills no date

Note

See also The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
Box 6

Shroud for a Nightingale - stills 1984

Box 6

Taste for Death (A) - press kit with stills no date

 

PBS

Box 7

Walk Through the 20th Century (A) - viewer guide no date

 

PBS Documentary

Box 4

Lord Mountbatten A Man for the Century - stills no date

 

Piccadilly Circus

Box 4

Man on the Rock - press kit material with stills no date

Box 5

Piccadilly Circus - multiple titles - press kit materials no date

Note

Includes episodes titled The Goodies and the Beanstalk, It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow, and David Allen At Large.
Box 5

Plaintiffs and Defendants - press kit material with stills no date

 

Unidentified Projects

Box 8

Unidentified stills no date

 

Xerox Television Presentation

Box 1

America A Personal View - press kit and study guide no date