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Finding Aid for the Lou Frizzell Papers 1930s-1970s
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Series 1. Music no date

Scope and Content Note

The Music Series consists of a small collection of sheet music and music scores for Nuit De Noces, Aria Da Copa, Desire Under the Elms, and Wedding Night, all of which are operas written by Frizzell. Additionally, there are photocopied, unbound pieces of music that may be related to a production of Desire Under the Elms. There are no dates included with the material. There is no specific order to the series.
Box 7

Aria Da Copa: A musical setting of Edna St. Vincent Millay's verse play by Lou Frizzell - handwritten score no date

Box 7

Desire Under the Elms: An opera in three acts by Lou Frizzell, based on the play by Eugene O'Neill - handwritten scores no date

Scope and Content Note

Act one, act two, and act three scenes one and two.
Box 6, Folder 2

Nuit De Noces: An Opera in One Act by Lou Frizzell - photocopy of music score no date

Box 6, Folder 3

Nuit De Noces: An Opera in One Act by Lou Frizzell - photocopy of music score no date

Box 6, Folder 4

Nuit De Noces: An Opera in One Act by Lou Frizzell - photocopy of music score. no date

Box 3, Folder 1

Sheet music no date

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied, unbound pieces of music that may be related to the production of Desire Under the Elms.
Box 3, Folder 2

Sheet music no date

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied, unbound pieces of music that may be related to the production of Desire Under the Elms.
Box 7

Wedding Night : An opera in one act by Lou Frizzell, based on the play Nuit De Noces by Frederic Witney - handwritten music score no date

 

Series 2. Photographs (date, box 1) no date

Scope and Content Note

The Photograph Series includes professional headshots of Frizzell and stage stills. The stage stills are possibly from a production of Aria Da Capo. The photographs in this series are not dated or labeled with project titles. Additionally, there is a publicity still of Gary Cooper from the production of From Whom the Bell Tolls. The series is arranged alphabetically by file titles which reflect the content of the folders.
Box 1, Folder 1

Gary Cooper - publicity head shot for From Whom the Bell Tolls c. 1943

Box 6, Folder 1

Lou Frizzell - head shots, contact sheet and negatives no date

Box 1, Folder 2

Lou Frizzell - professional photographs no dates

Scope and Content Note

Mostly head shots of Frizzell and some set shots from various projects in which he was involved.
Box 1, Folder 3

Stage stills no date

Scope and Content Note

May be from Aria Da Capo. Photographs by D. W. Page.
 

Series 3. Printed Material (Box 1) 1935, 1943, 1970s

Scope and Content Note

The Printed Material Series contains a mixture of clippings and memorabilia related to Frizzell. The clippings include an edition of a Manzanar free press (1943), Variety clipping regarding Aria Da Capo (1972), and obituary notices of his death. The memorabilia includes a Southern California Festival of Allied Arts certificate and a story believed to be written by Frizzell titled, City College Choir. The series is arranged alphabetically by file titles which reflect the content of the folders.
Box 1, Folder 7

City College Choir - story no date

Box 1, Folder 5

Frizzell clippings 1943, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Manzanar free press (1943) regarding high school choir piece. Variety tear out regarding Aria Da Capo (1972).
Box 1, Folder 4

Frizzell obituaries and grave site map 1979-1980

Box 1, Folder 6

Southern California Festival of Allied Arts - certificate (1st place) 1935

Scope and Content Note

Awarded to Frizzell for his script, David Copperfield.
 

Series 4. Scrapbooks 1940s-1960s

Scope and Content Note

The Scrapbook Series contains eight fragile scrapbooks which document selected periods of Frizzell's career. Each scrapbook may contain photographs and/or stills of selected live productions, reviews, programs, and other memorabilia. Productions documented in the scrapbooks include Bell Book and Candle, Bus Stop, The Glass Menagerie, Life with Father and Uncle Tom's Cabin. The bulk of information in the scrapbooks pertain to Frizzell's involvement with Cecilwood Theater and Totem Pole Playhouse during the 1950s. Additionally there are two scrapbooks for what appears to be a 1941 UCLA production of Warrior's Husband. There is no specific arrangement to the series.
Box 1, Folder 8

Knickerbocker Holiday - scrapbook 1941

Scope and Content Note

UCLA University Dramatics society production.
Box 4, Folder 1

Scrapbook 1947-1951

Scope and Content Note

Very fragile scrapbook of reviews, telegrams, programs, and stills from stage productions in which Frizzell was involved in some capacity. Includes his performance in the Broadway production of Oklahoma!, among other projects produced in various places.
Box 4, Folder 2

Scrapbook 1957-1962

Scope and Content Note

Contains stills, reviews, and programs from a variety of plays in which Frizzell was involved as an actor.
Box 5, Folder 1

Scrapbook [ca. 1950s?]

Scope and Content Note

Fragile scrapbook contains photo stills, reviews, telegrams, and programs from Cecilwood Theater productions in which Frizzell was involved as an actor.
Box 5, Folder 2

Scrapbook 1953-1954

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook contains photo stills, reviews, telegrams, and programs from both Cecilwood Theater and Totem Pole Playhouse productions in which Frizzell was involved as an actor. Productions include; Affairs of State, Bell Book and Candle, Burlesque, Cuckoo, Dark of the Moon, Gramercy Ghost, Life with Father, Moon is Blue, Mr. Roberts, My 3 Angels, Peg O' My Heart, The Plot of Stalag 17, Ten Little Indians, and Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Box 5, Folder 3

Scrapbook 1954-1955

Scope and Content Note

Contains stills, reviews, telegrams, and programs from Cecilwood Theater productions in which Frizzell was involved as an actor.
Box 5, Folder 4

Scrapbook 1955-1956

Scope and Content Note

Contains photo stills, reviews, telegrams, and programs from Cecilwood Theater productions in which Frizzell was involved as an actor. Included are: Anniversary Waltz, Apple of His Eye, Bus Stop, The Glass Menagerie, Happy Birthday, Red Rose for Me, The Solid Gold Cadillac, and The Time of Your Life.
Box 1, Folder 9

Warrior's Husband - scrapbook ca. 1941

Scope and Content Note

UCLA University Dramatics society production.
 

Series 5. Scripts 1970s, no date

Scope and Content Note

The Script Series contains fourteen scripts which document Frizzell's acting career in television, film and/or stage during what appears to be the 1970s. Projects include: Andersonville Trail, Bonanza, Capricorn One, The Other, and The Waltons, among others. The files are arranged alphabetically by project title.
Box 1, Folder 10

And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little - script no date

Box 1, Folder 11

Andersonville Trail (The) - script no date

Box 1, Folder 12

Bonanza - script 1970 May 1

Scope and Content Note

A Matter of Pride.
Box 1, Folder 13

Bonanza - script 1970 Jul 3

Scope and Content Note

A Matter of Faith. Formerly titled A Matter of Pride.
Box 1, Folder 14

Capricorn One - script and shooting schedule 1976

Box 2, Folder 1

Front Page (The) - script 1974 Mar 15

Box 2, Folder 2

Jackie and Darlene - Jackie's First Bust - script 1978 Jan 31

Box 2, Folder 3

Love is a Word - script no date

Box 2, Folder 4

Me - script 1973 Mar 16

Box 2, Folder 5

Odd Couple (The) - playscript no date

Box 2, Folder 6

Other (The) - script and production information 1971

Box 2, Folder 7

Rage - script 1971 Sept 28

Box 2, Folder 8

Rudy and Oswald - script no date

Box 2, Folder 9

Waltons (The) - script 1978 Jun 14

Scope and Content Note

The Empty Nest.