Finding Aid for the Manning Ostroff Papers, 1943-1954

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Manning Ostroff Papers
Date (inclusive): 1943-1954
Collection number: 119
Creator: Ostroff, Manning
Extent: 11 boxes (4.6 linear ft.)
Abstract: Manning Ostroff was a writer, producer, and director in radio and television. The collection consists primarily of radio and television scripts related to his career as well as correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia.
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: Advance notice required for access.

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.
Scripts may not be photocopied without permission of copyright holder.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1990.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Manning Ostroff Papers (Collection 119). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Manning Ostroff was born ca. 1908. He was a columnist and editor for The B'nai Brith Messenger (1932-38) and production manager at the Los Angeles radio station KFWB (ca. 1939-44). Ostroff produced and directed The Eddie Cantor Radio Show (ca. 1945-50), a local LA television show with Al Jarvis, and NBC's Colgate Comedy Hour (1950-54). He died December 15, 1981.

Scope and Content

Collection consists primarily of radio and television scripts related to the career of writer and director Manning Ostroff. Radio scripts include The Eddie Cantor Show (1944-49), Time to Smile (1943-44), and Wednesday With You (1945). Television scripts include The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950-54). Also includes correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Ostroff, Manning--Archives.
Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.
Television writers--United States--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Radio scripts.
Television scripts.

  • Joe Quillan Collection of Radio Scripts (Collection 133). Available at Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA.
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation Television Production Records (Collection 171). Available at Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA.
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation Television Production Records (Collection 171). Available at Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA.
  • Margarite Wallace Scripts (Collection 263). Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Container List

 

Other Projects

Box 11, Folder 21

CRUICIBLE OF DREAMS 10/17/1955

Note

"The Story of Research at the City of Hope." 2nd revised shooting script (22 pages).
Box 12

GHOST AMONG KILLERS (THE)

Note

An original screenplay by M.O. and Leon Gutterman. Unproduced. 2 drafts.
 

Personal Files

Box 11, Folder 22

PHOTOGRAPHS

Note

46 items, incl. snapshots: M. Ostroff, MEET JOHN DOE, Joan Blondell, staff of KFWB, Joel Grey, et al.
Box 12

MISCELLANEOUS

Note

(1) Scrapbook, Personal letters, Story ideas, Treatments, Drafts. (12 folders)
Box 12, Folder 1

Eddie Cantor

Note

Letters and or notes to Ostroff (1943-1959). Signed Agreement dated June 7,1943. (1) photograph.
 

Radio

Box 5, Folder 1

TIME TO SMILE 9/29/1943

Box 5, Folder 2

TIME TO SMILE 10/6/1943

Box 5, Folder 3

TIME TO SMILE 10/13/1943

Box 5, Folder 4

TIME TO SMILE 10/20/1943

Box 5, Folder 5

TIME TO SMILE 10/27/1943

Box 5, Folder 6

TIME TO SMILE 11/3/1943

Box 5, Folder 7

TIME TO SMILE 11/10/1943

Box 5, Folder 8

TIME TO SMILE 11/17/1943

Box 5, Folder 9

TIME TO SMILE 11/24/1943

Box 5, Folder 10

TIME TO SMILE 12/1/1943

Box 5, Folder 11

TIME TO SMILE 12/8/1943

Box 5, Folder 12

TIME TO SMILE 12/15/1943

Box 5, Folder 13

TIME TO SMILE 12/22/1943

Box 5, Folder 14

TIME TO SMILE 12/29/1943

Box 5, Folder 15

TIME TO SMILE 1/5/1944

Box 5, Folder 16

TIME TO SMILE 1/12/1944

Box 5, Folder 17

TIME TO SMILE 1/19/1944

Box 5, Folder 18

TIME TO SMILE 1/26/1944

Box 5, Folder 19

TIME TO SMILE 2/2/1944

Box 5, Folder 20

TIME TO SMILE 2/9/1944

Box 5, Folder 21

TIME TO SMILE 2/23/1944

Box 5, Folder 22

TIME TO SMILE 3/1/1944

Box 5, Folder 23

TIME TO SMILE 3/8/1944

Box 6, Folder 1

TIME TO SMILE 3/15/1944

Box 6, Folder 2

TIME TO SMILE 3/22/1944

Box 6, Folder 3

TIME TO SMILE 3/29/1944

Box 6, Folder 4

TIME TO SMILE 4/5/1944

Box 6, Folder 5

TIME TO SMILE 4/12/1944

Box 6, Folder 6

TIME TO SMILE 4/19/1944

Box 6, Folder 7

TIME TO SMILE 4/26/1944

Box 6, Folder 8

TIME TO SMILE 5/3/1944

Box 6, Folder 9

TIME TO SMILE 5/10/1944

Box 6, Folder 10

TIME TO SMILE 5/17/1944

Box 6, Folder 11

TIME TO SMILE 5/24/1944

Box 6, Folder 12

TIME TO SMILE 5/31/1944

Box 6, Folder 13

TIME TO SMILE 6/7/1944

Box 6, Folder 14

TIME TO SMILE 6/14/1944

Box 6, Folder 15

TIME TO SMILE 9/27/1944

Box 6, Folder 16

TIME TO SMILE 10/4/1944

Box 6, Folder 17

TIME TO SMILE 10/11/1944

Box 6, Folder 18

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 10/18/1944

Box 6, Folder 19

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 10/25/1944

Box 6, Folder 20

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 11/8/1944

Box 6, Folder 21

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 11/15/1944

Box 6, Folder 22

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 11/22/1944

Box 6, Folder 23

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 11/29/1944

Box 6, Folder 24

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 12/6/1944

Box 6, Folder 25

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 12/13/1944

Box 7, Folder 1

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 12/20/1944

Box 7, Folder 2

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 12/27/1944

Box 7, Folder 3

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 1/3/1945

Box 7, Folder 4

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 1/10/1945

Box 7, Folder 5

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 1/17/1945

Box 7, Folder 6

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 1/24/1945

Box 7, Folder 7

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 1/31/1945

Box 7, Folder 8

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/7/1945

Box 7, Folder 9

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/14/1945

Box 7, Folder 10

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/21/1945

Box 7, Folder 11

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/28/1945

Box 7, Folder 12

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 3/7/1945

Box 7, Folder 13

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 3/14/1945

Box 7, Folder 14

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 3/28/1945

Box 7, Folder 15

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 4/11/1945

Box 7, Folder 16

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 4/18/1945

Box 7, Folder 17

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 4/25/1945

Box 7, Folder 18

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 5/23/1945

Box 7, Folder 19

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 5/30/1945

Box 7, Folder 20

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 6/6/1945

Box 7, Folder 21

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 6/13/1945

Box 7, Folder 22

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 6/20/1945

Box 8, Folder 1

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 6/27/1945

Box 8, Folder 2

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 7/4/1945

Box 8, Folder 3

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 7/11/1945

Box 8, Folder 4

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 7/18/1945

Box 8, Folder 5

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 7/25/1945

Box 8, Folder 6

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 8/1/1945

Box 8, Folder 7

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 8/8/1945

Box 8, Folder 8

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 8/15/1945

Box 8, Folder 9

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 8/22/1945

Box 8, Folder 10

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 8/29/1945

Box 8, Folder 11

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 9/5/1945

Box 8, Folder 12

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 9/12/1945

Box 8, Folder 13

WEDNESDAY WITH YOU 9/19/1945

Box 8, Folder 14

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 9/26/1945

Box 8, Folder 15

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 10/3/1945

Box 8, Folder 16

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 10/10/1945

Box 8, Folder 17

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 10/17/1945

Box 8, Folder 18

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 10/24/1945

Box 8, Folder 19

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 10/31/1945

Box 8, Folder 20

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 11/7/1945

Box 8, Folder 21

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 11/14/1945

Box 8, Folder 22

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 11/21/1945

Box 8, Folder 23

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 12/5/1945

Box 9, Folder 1

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 12/12/1945

Box 9, Folder 2

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 12/19/1945

Box 9, Folder 3

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 12/26/1945

Box 9, Folder 4

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 1/2/1946

Box 9, Folder 5

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 1/9/1946

Box 9, Folder 6

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 1/16/1946

Box 9, Folder 7

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 1/23/1946

Box 9, Folder 8

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 1/30/1946

Box 9, Folder 9

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/6/1946

Box 9, Folder 10

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/13/1946

Box 9, Folder 11

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/20/1946

Box 9, Folder 12

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/27/1946

Box 9, Folder 13

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 3/6/1946

Box 9, Folder 14

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 3/13/1946

Box 9, Folder 15

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 3/20/1946

Box 9, Folder 16

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 3/27/1946

Box 9, Folder 17

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 4/3/1946

Box 9, Folder 18

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 4/10/1946

Box 9, Folder 19

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 4/17/1946

Box 9, Folder 20

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 4/24/1946

Box 9, Folder 21

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 5/1/1946

Box 9, Folder 22

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 5/8/1946

Box 9, Folder 23

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 5/15/1946

Box 9, Folder 24

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 5/21/1946

Box 9, Folder 25

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 5/29/1946

Box 9, Folder 26

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 6/5/1946

Box 10, Folder 1

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 6/12/1946

Box 10, Folder 2

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 6/19/1946

Box 10, Folder 3

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/6/1947

Box 10, Folder 4

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 10/8/1948

Box 10, Folder 5

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 10/15/1948

Box 10, Folder 6

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 10/22/1948

Box 10, Folder 7

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 10/29/1948

Box 10, Folder 8

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 11/5/1948

Box 10, Folder 9

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 11/12/1948

Box 10, Folder 10

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 11/19/1948

Box 10, Folder 11

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 11/26/1948

Box 10, Folder 12

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 12/10/1948

Box 10, Folder 13

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 12/17/1948

Box 10, Folder 14

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 12/24/1948

Box 10, Folder 15

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 12/31/1948

Box 10, Folder 16

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 1/7/1949

Box 10, Folder 17

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 1/14/1949

Box 10, Folder 18

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/4/1949

Box 10, Folder 19

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/11/1949

Box 10, Folder 20

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/18/1949

Box 10, Folder 21

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 2/25/1949

Box 10, Folder 22

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 3/4/1949

Box 11, Folder 1

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 3/11/1949

Box 11, Folder 2

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 3/18/1949

Box 11, Folder 3

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 3/25/1949

Box 11, Folder 4

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 4/1/1949

Box 11, Folder 5

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 4/8/1949

Box 11, Folder 6

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 4/15/1949

Box 11, Folder 7

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 4/22/1949

Box 11, Folder 8

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 4/29/1949

Box 11, Folder 9

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 5/6/1949

Box 11, Folder 10

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 5/13/1949

Box 11, Folder 11

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 5/20/1949

Box 11, Folder 12

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 5/27/1949

Box 11, Folder 13

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 6/3/1949

Box 11, Folder 14

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 6/10/1949

Box 11, Folder 15

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 6/17/1949

Box 11, Folder 16

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (THE) 6/24/1949

Box 11, Folder 17

BIRMINGHAM HOSPITAL SHOW 12/25/1944

Box 11, Folder 18

PABST BLUE RIBBON SHOW 11/9/1945

Box 11, Folder 19

COMMAND PERFORMANCE 10/25/1945

Box 11, Folder 20

TRIBUTE TO LEO FORBSTEIN 4/25/1948

 

Television

Box 1, Folder 1

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 12/31/1950

Box 1, Folder 2

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 1/28/1951

Box 1, Folder 3

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 2/25/1951

Box 1, Folder 4

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 3/25/1951

Box 1, Folder 5

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 4/1/1951

Box 1, Folder 6

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 4/22/1951

Box 1, Folder 7

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 5/27/1951

Box 1, Folder 8

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 6/17/1951

Box 1, Folder 9

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 9/9/1951

Box 1, Folder 10

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 9/30/1951

Box 1, Folder 11

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 10/28/1951

Box 1, Folder 12

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 11/25/1951

Box 2, Folder 1

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 12/9/1951

Box 2, Folder 2

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 12/23/1951

Box 2, Folder 3

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 1/20/1952

Box 2, Folder 4

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 2/17/1952

Box 2, Folder 5

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 3/16/1952

Box 2, Folder 6

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 4/13/1952

Box 2, Folder 7

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 5/18/1952

Box 2, Folder 8

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 6/8/1952

Box 2, Folder 9

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 1/18/1953

Box 2, Folder 10

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 2/15/1953

Box 2, Folder 11

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 3/15/1953

Box 3, Folder 1

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 3/22/1953

Box 3, Folder 2

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 4/12/1953

Box 3, Folder 3

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 5/10/1953

Box 3, Folder 4

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 6/7/1953

Box 3, Folder 5

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 10/18/1953

Box 3, Folder 6

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 11/29/1953

Box 3, Folder 7

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 12/27/1953

Box 3, Folder 8

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 1/31/1954

Box 3, Folder 9

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 3/7/1954

Box 4, Folder 1

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 4/4/1954

Box 4, Folder 2

COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (THE) 5/16/1954