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Finding Aid for the Kenneth Gamet papers, 1940-1970 (Collection LSC.1124)
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  • Biography/History
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Kenneth Gamet papers
    Collection number: LSC.1124
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 16.5 linear ft. (33 boxes)
    Date: 1940-1970
    Abstract: Kenneth Gamet (d.1971) wrote scripts for radio, screen, and television. He also co-founded the Screen Writers Guild. The collection consists of story outlines, treatments, production notes, memoranda, correspondence, radio scripts, television scripts, original screenplays and supporting materials. Television scripts include those for Cheyenne, Zorro, Annie Oakley, and Casey Jones.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Gamet, Kenneth

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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 Helen Aigner, 1972.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kenneth Gamet papers (Collection number 1124). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    Gamet wrote scripts for radio, screen, and television; he was a co-founder of the Screen Writers Guild, and scripted more than 50 feature films, concluding with Apache Rifle (1964); he then specialized in telewriting; he died on October 13, 1971 in Los Angeles.

    Expanded Biographical Note

    Kenneth Gamet was a screenwriter and playwrite who began his career ca. 1936, collaborating during his early years with Don Ryan. Gamet specialized in adventure films, especially westerns. [from Filmlexicon degli autori e delle opere Rome, 1959; TA *PN 1998 A2F5 v. 2]
    The collection was transferred from the Theatre Arts Library and consists of 33 boxes of story outlines, treatments, production notes, memoranda, correspondence, radio scripts, television scripts, original screenplays and supporting materials.
    Gamet died October 1971 at the age of 64. He was co-founder of the screenwriters' guild. [His obituary appeared in Daily Variety, Thursday October 14, 1971.]

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Story outlines, treatments, production notes, memoranda and correspondence (Boxes 1-12).
    2. Original screenplays and supporting material (Boxes 13-28).
    3. Radio scripts (Boxes 29-31).
    4. Television scripts (Boxes 32-33).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gamet, Kenneth--Archives.
    Radio scripts.
    Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.
    Screenplays.
    Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
    Television scripts.
    Television writers--United States--Archival resources.