Finding Aid for the Ben Blue Papers, 1935-1955

Processed by Janet Madden; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Ben Blue Papers, 1935-1955

Collection number: 962

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Janet Madden, May 1967
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ben Blue Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1955
Creator: Blue, Ben, 1901-1975
Extent: 45 boxes (22.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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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 Department of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ben Blue Papers (Collection 962). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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), College rhythm, High wide and handsome, Cocoanut Grove, Panama Hattie, For me and my gal, Thousands cheer, Broadway rhythm, 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.

Indexing Terms

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.


Container List

 

Collection of Radio Scripts for Comedy Shows. v.p., ca. 1935-1955

Creator/Collector: Blue, Ben, collector
Physical Description: (45 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Includes scripts for Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, Milton Berle, Eddie Cantor, and others.