Scope and Content
Title: David Freedman Radio Scripts
Date (inclusive): 193--1946
Collection number: 193
Creator: Freedman, David, 1898-1936.
Extent: 5 boxes (2.08 linear ft.)
Abstract: Collection consists of various drafts of radio scripts and program ideas related to the career of David Freedman.
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.
Freedman was born 1898. He graduated from College of the City of NY and worked on the NY Evening Mail. He wrote short stories
The Intellectual Lover and created Mendel Marantz, East Side philosopher, a character in magazine stories and later a published book. He worked
as a writer for Eddie Cantor (1931-34), but left over a disagreement. He also wrote for numerous other radio programs such
Ken Murray Show,
The Chase and Sanborn hour, and
Baby Snooks. At the time of his death, Freedman had a case against Eddie Cantor for an alleged breach of contract. He died Dec. 8, 1936.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of various drafts of radio scripts and program ideas related to the career of David Freedman. Includes
material for programs such as
Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour,
Elmer Everett Yess,
The Big Show,
The Red Skelton Show, and
Joe Cook's Patent Office. Also includes Eddie Cantor sketches, ideas and sketches for a Philip Morris campaign, and treatments for screenplays.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Freedman, David, 1898-1936---Archives.
Radio writers---Archival resources.
Genres and Forms of Material
David Freedman Papers
. Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.