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Finding Aid for the Al Lewis Radio and Television Scripts, 1943-1954
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Al Lewis Radio and Television Scripts,
    Date (inclusive): 1943-1954
    Collection number: 136
    Creator: Lewis, Al
    Extent: 13 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Al Lewis was best known as a writer and director for the radio and television series Our Miss Brooks. The collection consists of radio, television, and motion picture scripts related to Lewis's career.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1972.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Al Lewis Collection of Radio and Television Scripts (Collection 136). Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Al Lewis was best known as a writer and director. He began his career as an actor in vaudeville, plays, and motion pictures and was a radio writer for Walter O'Keefe, Milton Berle, and Fred Allen. His numerous credits include the motion pictures Ma and Pa Kettle and Our Miss Brooks and the radio and television series Our Miss Brooks.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists primarily of radio scripts related to the career of writer and director Al Lewis. Includes scripts for radio programs such as Our Miss Brooks (June 23, 1948-February 28, 1954), The Danny Kaye Show, G.I. Journal, Mail Call, Sweeney and March, The Philco Radio Times, and Request Performance. Also includes television and motion picture scripts.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lewis, Al -- Archives.
    Our Miss Brooks (Radio program).
    Radio writers -- United States -- Archival resources.
    Television writers -- Archival resources.
    Radio scripts.

    Related Material

    • Lou Derman Collection of Television and Radio Scripts (Collection 99). Available at Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Collection of Radio and Television Scripts for the Series Our Miss Brooks (Collection 60). Available at Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA.