Scope and Content
Title: Ben Blue Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1955
Collection number: 962
Creator: Blue, Ben, 1901-1975
Extent: 45 boxes (22.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Ben Blue (1901-1975) was a dance instructor, dance school proprietor, and night club owner in Hollywood and San Francisco).
In 1926, he appeared on screen in short subjects for Warner Brothers and later worked with Hal Roach, Paramount, and MGM.
The collection consists of radio scripts for comedy shows.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special
Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to
the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Library Special Collections.
[Identification of item], Ben Blue Papers (Collection 962). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Blue was born on September 12, 1901 in Montreal, Canada; first performed in New York vaudeville in 1916; became dance instructor,
dance school proprietor, and night club owner (Hollywood and San Francisco); in 1926 appeared on screen in short subjects
for Warner Brothers; later worked with Hal Roach, Paramount, and MGM; pictures include
The Arcadians (British),
High wide and handsome,
For me and my gal,
Two sisters from Boston,
Easy to wed, and
My wild Irish rose.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of radio scripts for comedy shows, including those for Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, Milton Berle, Eddie
Cantor, and others.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Blue, Ben, 1901-1975--Archives.
American drama (Comedy)--Archival resources.