Finding Aid for the William A. Bacher Papers, 1930-1960

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UCLA Library Special Collections
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the William A. Bacher Papers, 1930-1960

Collection number: 919

UCLA Library Special Collections



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Janet Madden, September 1966
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Alight Tsai
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William A. Bacher Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1960
Collection number: 919
Creator: Bacher, William A.
Extent: 23 boxes (11.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: William A. Bacher (1900- ) practiced dentistry for 10 years before becoming a radio producer in 1929. He joined 20th Century-Fox in 1943 and produced Wing and a Prayer (1944), Leave her to Heaven (1945), and Carnival in Costa Rica (1947). He also co-wrote and produced Untamed in 1955. The collection consists of radio scripts of series produced by Bacher, phonograph recordings of Treasury star parade programs, and various screenplays and treatments sent to Bacher but never produced.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. William Bacher, 1965-66.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William A. Bacher Papers (Collection 919). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462272 

Biography

Bacher was born in Rumania on October 20, 1900; DDS, Univsity of Illinois; LL.B, New Jersey Law School; practiced dentistry for 10 years; entered radio in 1929 as a producer; radio productions included: Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre, Texaco Star Theatre, Camel Caravan, and Treasury Star Parade; did 168 broadcasts for U.S. Treasury Department and bond programs during World War II; joined 20th Century-Fox in 1943 and produced Wing and a Prayer (1944), Leave her to Heaven (1945), and Carnival in Costa Rica (1947); edited book on Treasury star parade; co-wrote and produced Untamed in 1955.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of radio scripts of series produced by Bacher, phonograph recordings of Treasury star parade programs, and various screenplays and treatments sent to Bacher but never produced.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Screenplays submitted to Bacher.
  2. Maltine Story Hour.
  3. Maxwell House Showboat.
  4. Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre.
  5. Hollywood Hotel.
  6. Texaco Star Theatre.
  7. Treasury Star Parade.
  8. Phonograph Recordings of Musical Scores.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bacher, William A.--Archives.
Radio producers and directors--Archival resources.
Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources.
Radio plays.
Film scripts.
Sound recordings.

Items Removed from Collection:

  • Oversize packages 1-8. Housed in UCLA Radio Archive. UNAVAILABLE for use.

Container List

 

Scripts

Box 1

Always Remember.

Abstract: By Ashmead Scott.
Box 1

Bet-a-Million-Gates.

Abstract: By H. Vernon Dixon.
Box 1

The Big Chance.

Abstract: Original by Frederick Roscoe.
Box 1

Blue Skies.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Abstract: A Television Series created and written by Hannibal Coons.
Box 1

Bolero.

Abstract: By Melanie Pflaum.
Box 1

The Dakar Story.

Abstract: By Virginia Kellogg.
Box 1

Drivin' Woman (synopsis).

Abstract: Elizabeth Pickett Chevalier.
Box 1

Forever.

Abstract: MGM October 26, 1942.
Box 1

The Culley.

Abstract: By Joseph Petracca.
Box 1

Hong Kong Diary.

Abstract: By Richard Tregaskis.
Box 1

The Journey of the Java Bride.

Abstract: By Joseph Petracca & Leonard Kanter.
Box 1

Lady Pink Pearl.

Abstract: A segment of television series Tokyo Police by J. Robert Bren and Gladys Atwater.
Box 2

The Library Raid.

Abstract: By Frank Gagliano.
Box 2

No Place Like Home.

Abstract: Created and written by Ed James.
Box 2

Red Sea.

Abstract: By Roland Kibbee.
Box 2

Steel.

Abstract: By Ellard Emanuel & Edward James.
Box 2

Stitch Me a Dream.

Abstract: A musical comedy; book by Romeo Muller; music & lyrics by Robert Colby.
Box 2

The Stranger.

Abstract: Folk opera in one act; words by Edward Lager; music by David Broekman.
Box 2

Tiger Mike.

Abstract: No author given.
Box 2

Untouchable.

Abstract: Original story by Henry Hathaway.
Box 2

War Cry.

Abstract: By Edward Ludwig & Jo Heims.
Box 2

The Woman of Diamond River.

Abstract: By Bertha Slosberg.
Box 3

Anitra's Dance.

Abstract: Treatment by Violet Atkins.
Box 3

The Awakening of Johnny Castle.

Abstract: by Joseph and Janet Ruscoll.
Box 3

Battle Cry.

Abstract: First and second drafts. Also two sets of notes to H. Hawks by W. Bacher.
Box 3

Choir Boy.

Abstract: Two copies of the novel. Also Treatment and First Draft.
Box 4

Glory Jones and the Devil.

Abstract: By Hal Raywin. Letter to W. Bacher from Hal Raywin.
Box 4

Hells Corps.

Abstract: By Jasper Agate.
Box 4

If This Be My Harvest.

Abstract: Includes budget papers, stills, script and book, sets and dressings.
Box 4

Panic in the Rain.

Abstract: By Harry Hamilton & Detmar Walter.
Box 4

Seventh Heaven.

Abstract: By Victor Wolfson and Stella Unger.
Box 4

Wilson.

Abstract: By Lamar Trotti. Recording for radio by W. Bacher as tribute to D. Zanuck's picture, Wilson, by 500 Exchibitor.
 

Radio Dramatization

Box 5

Maltine Story Hour. October 20, 1930-January 19, 1932.

Physical Description: 32 items.
Box 6

Maltine Story Hour. v.d.

Physical Description: 10 items.
 

Radio Scripts

Box 6

Maxwell House Show Boat. October 6, 1932-February 9, 1933.

Physical Description: 19 items.
Box 7

Maxwell House Show Boat. February 16, 1933-September 28, 1933.

Physical Description: 33 items.
Box 8

Maxwell House Show Boat. October 5, 1933-June 14, 1934.

Physical Description: 31 items.
Box 9

Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre. January 8, 1934-July 31, 1934.

Physical Description: 23 items.
Box 10

Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre. August 7, 1934-February 5, 1935.

Physical Description: 23 items.
Box 11

Hollywood Hotel. March 15, 1935-September 13, 1935.

Physical Description: 27 items.
Box 12

Hollywood Hotel. September 20, 1935-February 28, 1936.

Physical Description: 25 items.
Box 13

Hollywood Hotel. March 13, 1936-July 31, 1936.

Physical Description: 21 items.
Box 14

Hollywood Hotel. August 7, 1936-December 25, 1936.

Physical Description: 20 items.
Box 15

Hollywood Hotel. January 8, 1937-June 11, 1937.

Physical Description: 23 items.
Box 16

The Texaco Star Theatre. October 5, 1938-March 8, 1939.

Physical Description: 15 items.
Box 17

The Texaco Star Theatre. March 15, 1939-June 21, 1939.

Physical Description: 16 items.
Box 18

Treasury Star Parade. 1942.

Physical Description: 21 items.
Box 19

Treasury Star Parade. 1942.

Physical Description: 17 items.
Box 20

Treasury Star Parade. 1942.

Physical Description: 16 items.
 

Production Budgets

Box 20

The Foxes of Harrow, 1947.

Box 20

Wing and a Prayer, 1944.

 

Phonograph Recordings

Oversize pkgs. 1-8

Phonograph recordings, 16 diameter, of various musical scores connected with William A. Bacher's productions.

Physical Description: 20 items in 8 packages.

Note

UNAVAILABLE for use.
Box 21

Texaco Star Theatre. Radio scripts, 1938-1940.

Physical Description: 73 items.
Box 22

Texaco Star Theatre. Radio scripts, 1938-1940.

Physical Description: 69 items.
Box 23

Texaco Star Theatre. Radio scripts, 1938-1940.

Physical Description: 29 items.