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Motion Pictures no date

Physical Description: (Box 41)

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of three 45rpm recordings" from the motion picture Who Killed Teddy Bear? (1965), directed by Cates. Includes recordings of "Who Killed Teddy Bear?" and "Born to be Bad. Use of audio materials may require the production of listening copies.
 

Box 41, Folder 7

Who Killed Teddy Bear? no date

Note

45 rpm recordings of Who Killed Teddy Bear? and Born to Be Bad. RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.
 

Stage Productions 1960s

Physical Description: (Boxes 21, 23, 41, 43)

Scope and Content Note

The Stage Productions series includes materials related to projects thought to be produced by Cates. The series is arranged alphabetically project title. Included are: a play script for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg; script and audio reels for Elmer Gantry; script for Kiss Me Kate (may not have been a Cates production), clippings and production contract for Spoon River Anthology; and microfilmed copies of manuscripts for What Makes Sammy Run. Use of microfilm and audio materials may require production of access copies.
 

Box 21, Folder 3

Day in the Death of Joe Egg (A) - play in two acts by Peter Nichols no date

Note

With letter from Cates to Michael Medwin dated 12/8/1969.
Box 21, Folder 4

Elmer Gantry revised script no date

Box 21, Folder 8

Kiss Me Kate script no date

Box 23, Folder 4

Elmer Gantry - audio reels (7 1/2 inch) no date

Note

Appears to be musical numbers from the production of Elmer Gantry (2 copies). RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.
Box 23, Folder 5

Elmer Gantry audio reels (7 1/2 inch) no date

Note

Appears to be musical numbers from the production of Elmer Gantry. RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.
Box 41, Folder 2

Spoon River Anthology - clippings 1963

Note

With Spoon River song book.
Box 41, Folder 6

Spoon River - estate of Edgar Lee Masters (Broadway) 1963, 1976

Note

Minimum basic productions contract between Cates and Mrs. Ellen Masters.
Box 43

What Makes Sammy Run - microfilm of manuscript from Reed 1 Rainbow Change to Trumpet 3 and 4 Hometown Serious Cue 1964 Apr

Note

Diazo microfilm. RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of microfilm may require production of viewing copy.
Box 43

What Makes Sammy Run - microfilm of manuscript from Violin A - You Help Me to Reed 1 Entr' Act E 1964 Apr

Note

Diazo microfilm. RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of microfilm may require production of viewing copy.
Box 43

What Makes Sammy Run - microfilm of manuscript from Lehman Engel Act I to Violin A Shows Play Off - microfilm reel 1964 Apr

Note

Diazo microfilm. RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of microfilm may require production of viewing copy.
Box 43

What Makes Sammy Run - microfilm of trumpet 3 and 4 Friendliest Thing to Traps Humble 1964 Apr

Note

Diazo microfilm. RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of microfilm may require production of viewing copy.
 

Television 1967-1995

Physical Description: (Boxes 1-42,44)

Scope and Content Note

The Television Projects series includes scripts and production information for a number television movies, specials, series, and variety shows projects in which Cates was involved. The series is arranged alphabetically into subseries by project title or subject. Among Cates' body of work are: International Emmy Awards shows; County Comes Home; assorted Ford's Theatre annual productions: All-Star Fiesta At Ford's, All-Star Gala at Ford's Theatre, A Celebration of Country, A Celebration at Ford's Theatre, Command Performance, A Festival at Ford's Theatre, Kraft All-Star Salute to Ford's Theatre; Johnny Cash country music specials (1970s-1980s); assorted circus related projects; the Robert Klein Show, Special People, and the award winning specials Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man (1970) and 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin (1972). Files within each subseries are arranged alphabetically by file titles. A small portion of the file titles were created or enhanced by the processor.
 

Binders

Box 44

Binder covers no date

Note

David Copperfield Celebrity Magic Show, The Magic of David Copperfield II, Roy Acuff, and Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (4 items). Separated from production books of the same titles for preservation purposes.
 

10th Anniversary Johnny Cash Christmas Special (The)

Box 12, Folder 3

10th Anniversary Johnny Cash Christmas Special - production book 1985

 

18th International Emmy Awards

Box 35, Folder 4

International Emmy Awards Correspondence 1990

Box 35, Folder 5

International Emmys Technical 1990

Note

Clippings and letters to performers with script pages.
Box 35, Folder 6

International Emmy Awards Talent 1990

Note

Travel information.
 

19th International Emmy Awards

Box 27, Folder 11

Financial information for production 1991

Note

With deal memo for Cates.
Box 35, Folder 7

19th Emmy Nominees 1991

Note

List of nominees and correspondence about use of video clips in broadcast. Almanac from National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Box 35, Folder 8

19th International Emmy Awards 1991

Note

Mainly correspondence.
Box 35, Folder 9

Production file 1991

Note

Production information and NATAS 1990 annual report.
Box 35, Folder 11

Credits - 1991 International Emmys 1991

Box 35, Folder 12

International Emmy Awards 91 tape return 1991

Note

Inventory list of video tapes used in broadcast.
Box 35, Folder 13

International Emmy Awards copies of contracts 1991

Box 35, Folder 14

International Emmy Awards hotel and catering 1991

Box 36, Folder 9

Facilities agreements and deal memos for staff 1991

 

20th International Emmy Awards

Box 35, Folder 10

20th International Emmys contracts and deal memos 1992

Box 36, Folder 1

20th International Emmy Awards 1992 tape return 1992

Note

Shipping receipts.
Box 36, Folder 2

International Emmy Awards 1992 Talent file hotel 1992

Note

Hotel information and two copies of program.
Box 36, Folder 3

20th International Emmy Awards Legal 1992 1992

Note

Agreements and deal memos.
Box 36, Folder 8

20th International Emmy Awards PBS and Spalding Evenflo 1992

Note

Correspondence about sponsor credits.
 

21st International Emmy Awards

Box 36, Folder 4

International Emmys 1993 Montage letters 1993

Note

Concerning permissions to use video clips in broadcast.
Box 36, Folder 5

1993 International Emmy Judging video and tape return 1993

Note

Correspondence about returning video clips used in broadcast.
Box 36, Folder 6

Emmy 1993 talent file 1993

Note

Invitations to presenters.
Box 36, Folder 7

International Emmys hotel, tech, lite info correspondence 1993

 

22nd International Emmy Awards

Box 6, Folder 1

Playbook 1994

 

23rd International Emmy Awards

Box 6, Folder 2

Playbook 1995

Box 6, Folder 3

Playbook 1995

 

50 Years of Country Music

Box 2, Folder 3

Playbook (folder 1 of 3) 1978

Box 2, Folder 4

Playbook (folder 2 of 3) 1978

Note

Script portion of production book.
Box 2, Folder 5

Playbook (folder 3 of 3) 1978

Box 24, Folder 8

50 Years of Country Music 3 hour - Music Info and Cash X-Mas 1977 no date

Note

Production information for the Johnny Cash Xmas 1977, Country Comes Home, and Country Night of Stars, which may be related to home video.
 

Alan and His Buddy

Box 19, Folder 4

As broadcast script 1969 Apr

 

All Commercials

Box 17, Folder 3

Playbook 1980

 

All-Star Fiesta at Ford's

Box 8, Folder 4

Playbook (folder 1 of 2) 1992

Box 8, Folder 5

Playbook (folder 2 of 2) 1992

Box 27, Folder 3

1992 Ford's Theatre fully-executed deal 1992

Note

Agreements and deal memos, mainly for cast and crew.
Box 27, Folder 4

1992 Ford's AFTRA Hispanic Choir Group 1992

Note

Engagement contracts.
Box 27, Folder 5

1992 Ford's Theatre Ballet Hispanico AFTRA 1992

Note

Engagement contracts.
Box 27, Folder 6

1992 Ford's Theatre Eddie Torres AFTRA 1992

Note

Engagement contracts for dance company.
Box 27, Folder 7

Letters requesting talent for Ford's 1992 1992

Box 27, Folder 8

Ford's Theatre - Talent 1992

Note

Mostly talent booking sheets.
Box 27, Folder 9

Ford's Theatre legal 1992

Note

Contracts and agreements with sponsors and distributors.
Box 33, Folder 6

Ford's Theatre AFTRA - performer contracts 1992

Box 34, Folder 1

Ford's Theatre 1992 - press kits 1992

 

All-Star Gala at Ford's Theatre

Box 7, Folder 3

Playbook 1987

Box 7, Folder 4

Playbook 1987

Box 26, Folder 10

Ford's Theatre Gala 1987 legal/insurance 1987

Note

Contracts, agreements, deal memos, and some insurance documents.
 

Annie, The Women in the Life of a Man

Box 1, Folder 2

Annie - Anne Meara Pilot - - production book 1971

Box 19, Folder 5

Script material (2 copies) no date

 

Ann-Margret: When You're Smiling

Box 1, Folder 1

Playbook 1973

 

Aquacade in Acapulco

Box 30, Folder 2

Aquacade in Acapulco 1971-72

Note

Script, photographs of performers, and printed ephemera for Acapulco Princess Hotel and diver Henri LaMothe.
 

Berenstain Bears

Box 1, Folder 3

Berenstain Bears NBC television specials - production book 1979-83

 

Bill Cosby Comedy Hour

Box 2, Folder 1

Bill Cosby Comedy Hour Pilot - production book 1975

 

Canterville Ghost (The)

Box 20, Folder 1

Transmission script and additional scenes 43 and 45 1974

Note

Poor quality photocopy.
Box 20, Folder 2

Script - adapted for TV by Robin Miller no date

Box 30, Folder 12

Canterville Ghost (The) 1974

Note

Script, headshots of Whitmore and Niven, and clippings. With teleplay published in Scholastic Scope magazine and a guidebook and postcards for Castell Coch.
 

Celebration at Ford's Theatre (A)

Box 26, Folder 6

Celebration at Ford's Theatre legal 1977-78

Note

Correspondence and agreement documentation.
Box 26, Folder 8

Ford's Theatre - Rights, etc. 1977-78

Note

Correspondence and some agreements for permissions to use excerpts in 10th anniversary show, including "I Have a Dream," "Will Rogers U.S.A.," "John Brown's Body," "Me and Bessie," "Your Arms Too Short to Box with God," "Diversion and Delights," among others.
 

Celebration of Country (A): The Stars Salute the President

Box 8, Folder 3

Playbook 1991

Box 26, Folder 13

AFTRA 1991

Note

appears to be contracts that may not have been executed.
Box 26, Folder 14

Talent booking sheets 1991

Box 26, Folder 15

Ford's Theatre Gala 1991 staff and talent security lists 1991

Box 27, Folder 1

Ford's Theatre Gala 1991 1991

Note

Agreements, deal memos, and two copies of program.
Box 27, Folder 2

Clippings 1991

Note

With memos to John Hamlin about bookings.
Box 33, Folder 5

Ford's Theatre 1991 legal 1991

Note

Contracts, agreements, insurance documents, and two copies of program.
 

Celebration of Women (A): The Ladies' Home Journal Awards

Box 19, Folder 3

Women of the Decade - production book 1979

Note

With contracts that appear to be from the 1973 show.
Box 42, Folder 3

Celebration of Women (A) (Women of the Decade) Syndicated Taped 11/28/79 - Pierre Hotel 1979

Note

Script, two copies of press kit, clippings, and production information.
 

Christmas Dream (A)

Box 15, Folder 6

Playbook 1984

 

Circus Lions, Tigers and Melissas Too

Box 1, Folder 4

Playbook 1977

Note

No script found with this production book.
Box 37, Folder 1

Circus Lions, Tigers, and Melissas - legal 1977

Note

Contracts and agreements. Copies of Melissa Gilbert's and Melissa Anderson's contracts were damaged and discarded.
 

Circus Projects

Box 15, Folder 2

Monte Carlo Circus Festival - production book 1975

Note

No script included with this production book.
Box 15, Folder 3

Monte Carlo Circus Festival - production book 1989

Box 15, Folder 4

Monte Carlo Circus Festival - production book 1994

Box 24, Folder 5

Notes regarding circus tape transfer no date

Note

Appear to be notes for tape transfers along with times for assorted circus-related projects produced by Cates.
Box 24, Folder 6

Circus no date

Note

Miscellaneous time segments for Circus Lions, Tigers, and Melissas Too and Sweden's Royal Command. Pitch for international TV circus program.
Box 24, Folder 7

Revised scripts - Yarmouth shows no date

Note

Miscellaneous teasers.
Box 25, Folder 7

Show routines - all shows completed to date / A series 1970s

Note

Appears to be script material for a variety of circus projects.
Box 25, Folder 8

1993 - Circus shows Telmondis 1993

Note

Correspondence to Telmondis about circus programs.
Box 25, Folder 9

Germains: Circo Mundial 1993

Note

Correspondence to Arturo Castilla and Roberto Germains about filming circus in Spain.
Box 25, Folder 10

Germains: Benneweis 1993

Note

Correspondence and information about Circus Benneweis.
Box 25, Folder 11

Hungarian National 1993

Note

Correspondence about and program for Hungarian circus.
Box 25, Folder 12

Atayde 1993

Note

Correspondence about Circus Atayde in Mexico.
Box 25, Folder 13

van der Mayden: China Circus Pyong Yang 1993

Note

Correspondence about and program for Great Circus of China.
Box 25, Folder 14

Joe Bauer - Tarzan Zerbini 1993

Note

Correspondence and circus tour schedule.
Box 25, Folder 15

Osterreichischen National Circus 1993

Note

Tour schedule, blank agreement, and program.
Box 25, Folder 16

Johnny [Schwerin] - general 1993

Note

Correspondence about filming international circus shows.
Box 25, Folder 17

Duchek: Althoff 1993

Note

Correspondence to Cates about taping the Alfie Althoff Circus.
Box 26, Folder 1

Clyde Beatty - Cole Bros. 1993

Note

Tour schedule, blank agreement, press kit and programs.
Box 26, Folder 2

Correspondence and Schedule circus 1993

Note

Correspondence about filming international circus shows.
Box 29, Folder 2

16th Festival International du Cirque de Monte Carlo 1991 Japan 1990-91

Note

License agreement and miscellaneous correspondence.
Box 29, Folder 3

Contracts: Monte Carlo Cates / Seligman: Cates / Festival 1990-94

Note

Contracts and agreements.
Box 29, Folder 4

Monte Carlo Circus Festival 1993 act contracts 1993

Box 29, Folder 5

1993 Monte Carlo Circus RAI 3 1993

Note

Contract and correspondence.
Box 29, Folder 6

Monte Carlo contracts and agreements - Telmondis 1993

Box 29, Folder 7

Monte Carlo Circus Festival [internal] contact list 1992

Box 29, Folder 8

Monte Carlo Circus 1988-89

Note

Correspondence between Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Cates in regards to receiving a tape copy of Monte Carlo Circus Festival.
Box 29, Folder 9

16th Monte Carlo Circus Festival budget 1990-92

Box 29, Folder 10

License agreements 1991

Note

Appear to be for Monte Carlo Circus program (1974-75), Seven Wonders of the Circus World, and The Story of the Circus.
Box 29, Folder 11

Monte Carlo Circus 1993 blank forms [contract] 1993

Box 29, Folder 12

Monte Carlo Circus 1992 Tech 1992

Note

Correspondence about equipment.
Box 29, Folder 13

Monte Carlo Circus Fest. 1992 hotel, travel, air info 1991-92

Box 29, Folder 14

1992 Monte Carlo Circus Fest. Japan TV 1992

Note

License agreement.
Box 29, Folder 15

Monte Carlo Circus 1993 Spain 1993

Note

Invoices and correspondence about payments
Box 29, Folder 16

Monte Carlo Circus 1994 - correspondence 1993-94

Box 29, Folder 17

Signed contracts Monte Carlo 1994 1994

Box 29, Folder 18

Monte Carlo Circus Festival '94 Seligman / Italian sale 1994

Note

Contracts and correspondence about payments.
Box 29, Folder 19

1993 Monte Carlo Circus Talent 1993

Note

Contract and agreement for host Peter Scolari.
Box 30, Folder 6

Circus - A series (71-72) act and circus contracts - originals 1971-72

Box 30, Folder 7

Circus - B series (72-73) act and circus contracts - originals 1972-73

Box 30, Folder 9

Germains - China Circus 1992-93

Note

Press kit and tour schedule for Chinese State Circus.
Box 30, Folder 10

Germains: Barum 1993

Note

Correspondence from Cates to Roberto Germains and program for Circus Barum.
Box 30, Folder 11

Arthur Duchek: Roland Busch 1993

Note

Programs, press kit, and clippings for Circus Busch (in German).
Box 38, Folder 2

Monte Carlo Circus 1992 invoices 1992

Box 38, Folder 3

Monte Carlo Circus Festival 1991

Note

Correspondence about taping.
Box 38, Folder 4

Monte Carlo Circus 1990 1990-91

Note

Production notes and information, correspondence, and photographs and slides of acts.
Box 38, Folder 5

Monte Carlo 1990 sale to Japan 1991

Note

Agreement and payment documents.
Box 38, Folder 6

15th International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo 1990-91

Note

Contract with Telmondis.
Box 38, Folder 7

Monte Carlo Circus 1990 contracts - paid invoices 1990

Note

With program.
Box 38, Folder 8

Monte Carlo Circus Festival 1991 1990-91

Note

Correspondence and deal memos.
Box 38, Folder 9

Italian - Monte Carlo Circus 1991 1990-91

Note

Correspondence about sale of Italian television rights.
Box 38, Folder 10

Monte Carlo 1992 bios of acts 1992

Note

With press kit.
Box 38, Folder 11

Monte Carlo Circus Festival 1992 signed contracts for acts 1992

Box 38, Folder 12

1992 Monte Carlo Circus Fest. Music cue sheets 1992

Box 39, Folder 1

Monte Carlo Circus Festival 1992 tape logs / notes 1992

Box 39, Folder 2

Monte Carlo Circus 1993 tape logs and show rundowns 1993

Box 39, Folder 3

1993 Monte Carlo Circus Tech 1992-93

Note

Correspondence about equipment.
Box 39, Folder 4

1992 Monte Carlo Circus Fest. Telmondis 1991-92

Note

Contracts with Telmondis.
Box 39, Folder 5

1992 Circus Festival legal - Monte Carlo Circus Festival 1991-92

Note

Contracts, license agreements, and correspondence about payments.
Box 39, Folder 6

Monte Carlo 1994 - travel receipts. 1994

Box 39, Folder 7

Monte Carlo 1994 - Telmondis 1993-94

Note

Contracts and correspondence about payments.
Box 39, Folder 8

Monte Carlo Circus 1993 1993

Note

Travel receipts and payment information.
Box 39, Folder 9

Monte Carlo Circus Festival 1993 legal 1993

Note

Contracts, correspondence about payments, and slides of performers.
Box 39, Folder 10

Monte Carlo - Fax / La Italiana production 1990

Note

Correspondence.
Box 39, Folder 11

Monte Carlo - English and Co. 1990

Note

Agreements with English and Company, Inc.
Box 39, Folder 12

Monte Carlo Circus 1989 sale to France and Germany 1990

Note

Contracts and expense information from Telmondis.
Box 39, Folder 13

Monte Carlo Circus Festival 1991 - Telmondis 1990-91

Note

Contracts, agreements, and correspondence.
Box 40, Folder 1

Monte Carlo Circus publicity and promo 1976

Note

Press kit and program for 1976 Monte Carlo Circus Festival.
Box 42, Folder 4

Programs for assorted circuses 1980s-90s

Note

With press kit for San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus.
Box 42, Folder 5

Programs for assorted circuses 1980s-90s

Note

With a compact disc titled "World's Best Circus Music".
Box 44

Monte Carlo Circus Festival - program 1979

 

Clippings

Box 30, Folder 1

Miscellaneous TV reviews and ads pre-1968 Before 1968

Note

Clippings about Cates' projects and/or mentions of Cates. With contact sheet of photographs and script page for The Gary Moore Show.
 

Cole Porter in Paris

Box 1, Folder 5

Playbook 1972

 

Comedy Tonight

Box 20, Folder 3

Comedy Tonight 1 -script material 1970

Box 20, Folder 4

Comedy Tonight 2 - script material 1970

Box 20, Folder 5

Comedy Tonight 3 - script material no date

Box 20, Folder 6

Comedy Tonight 4 -script material 1970

Box 20, Folder 7

Comedy Tonight 5 - script material 1970

Box 20, Folder 8

Comedy Tonight 6 -script material no date

Box 20, Folder 9

Comedy Tonight 7 1970

Box 20, Folder 10

Comedy Tonight 8 - script material 1970

 

Comedy Zone

Box 30, Folder 3

Comedy Zone 1984

Note

Schedule breakdown and clippings. With note to Cates from Steve Allen.
 

Command Performance

Box 6, Folder 6

Playbook 1982

Box 31, Folder 7

Command Performance for the President - (Taped 9/25/82), aka "A Gala at Ford's" 1982

Note

Clippings and production information.
Box 32, Folder 5

Ford's Theatre 1982 legal 1981-1984

Note

Mainly contracts, agreements, and insurance documents.
 

Command Performance: An All-Star Salute to the President

Box 7, Folder 5

Playbook 1988-89

Box 26, Folder 11

Ford's Theatre contracts SFM 1988

Note

Correspondence about sponsorship of Ford's Theatre annual program. Appears related to the 1989 program.
Box 26, Folder 12

Ford's Photos 1988 1988

Note

Photographs of performers and two copies of program.
Box 33, Folder 3

Ford's Theatre 1988 legal 1988-89

Note

Contracts, agreements and two copies of program.
 

Command Performance: The Stars Salute the President

Box 6, Folder 5

Playbook 1981

Box 31, Folder 6

Command Performance: The Stars Salute the President (3/26/81, 9-11 p.m., NBC) 1981

Note

Photographs of performers, clippings, and blueline set design drawings.
Box 32, Folder 1

Command Performance Ford's Theatre 1981 - legal (folder 1 of 2) 1981

Note

Mostly contracts and deal memos.
Box 32, Folder 2

Command Performance Ford's Theatre 1981 - legal (folder 2 of 2) 1981

Note

Mostly contracts and deal memos.
Box 32, Folder 3

Ford's Theatre 1981 (folder 1 of 2) 1981

Note

Mostly contracts and agreements.
Box 32, Folder 4

Ford's Theatre 1981 (folder 2 of 2) 1981

Note

Mostly contracts and agreements.
 

Como Country: Perry and His Nashville Friends

Box 1, Folder 6

Playbook 1975

 

Cosby Salutes Ailey

Box 2, Folder 2

Playbook 1989

Box 24, Folder 9

Ailey music credits 1989

Box 24, Folder 10

Alvin Ailey Cosby special 1989

Note

Handwritten notes and production information.
Box 24, Folder 11

Cosby Salutes Ailey legal (folder 1 of 3) 1989

Note

Agreements, budget information, and correspondence.
Box 24, Folder 12

Cosby Salutes Ailey legal (folder 2 of 3) 1989

Note

Agreements, budget information, and correspondence.
Box 24, Folder 13

Cosby Salutes Ailey legal (folder 3 of 3) 1989

Note

Insurance documentation.
Box 24, Folder 14

AFTRA contracts signed 1989

 

Country Comes Home

Box 1, Folder 7

Playbook 1974

Box 3, Folder 6

1981 Playbook (folder 1 of 2) 1981

Box 3, Folder 7

1981 Playbook (folder 2 of 2) 1981

Box 3, Folder 8

1982 Playbook (folder 1 of 2) 1982

Box 3, Folder 9

1982 Playbook (folder 2 of 2) 1982

Box 4, Folder 1

1983 Playbook (folder 1 of 2) 1983

Box 4, Folder 2

1983 Playbook (folder 2 of 2) 1983

Box 4, Folder 3

1984 Playbook (folder 1 of 2) 1984

Box 4, Folder 4

1984 Playbook (folder 2 of 2) 1984

 

Country Music Hit Parade

Box 2, Folder 6

Playbook 1973

Box 3, Folder 1

Playbook 1974

Box 3, Folder 2

Playbook 1975

Box 3, Folder 3

Playbook 1977

 

Country Night of Stars

Box 5, Folder 1

Playbook (folder 1 of 2) 1978

Box 5, Folder 2

Playbook (folder 2 of 2) 1978

 

Country Superstars of the Seventies

Box 5, Folder 3

Playbook 1979

Box 26, Folder 7

Explosion of Country Music (An) 1981

Note

Synchronization license for compositions used in program and in 50 Years of Country Music.
 

Cradle Will Fall

Box 5, Folder 4

Cradle Will Fall (The) - playbook 1983

Box 21, Folder 1

Cradle Will Fall (The) - final draft teleplay no date

Box 31, Folder 1

Cradle Will Fall (The) - clippings 1983-84

Note

With some production information, resume, photograph, and note about audition from Carol Clark (daughter of Mary Higgins Clark).
 

Dames at Sea

Box 5, Folder 5

Playbook 1971

Note

Script cover is foldered separately with same box and folder number.
 

Daredevils

Box 21, Folder 2

First draft script 1980 Nov 6

Box 26, Folder 5

Daredevils - General Correspondence 1980-81

Box 31, Folder 2

Daredevils (The) (C.B. Production) (folder 1 of 2) 1980-81

Note

Script and clippings.
Box 31, Folder 3

Daredevils (The) (C.B. Production) (folder 2 of 2) 1980-81

Note

Correspondence about agreements, and some signed and unsigned agreements.
Box 31, Folder 4

Daredevils - legal (folder 1 of 2) 1980-81

Note

Contracts and releases.
Box 31, Folder 5

Daredevils - legal (folder 2 of 2) 1980-81

Note

Contracts and releases.
 

Elvis Remembered: Nashville to Hollywood

Box 3, Folder 4

Playbook 1980

Box 3, Folder 5

Production book for International version 1980

 

Fame

Box 21, Folder 5

Final draft scrip] 1978

Box 33, Folder 7

Hallmark Hall of Fame - Fame - Arthur Miller (11/30/78, 10-11 p.m. NBC) 1978

Note

Photographs of performers, clippings, and some production information.
 

Festival at Ford's Theatre (A): Stars Salute the President

Box 8, Folder 1

Playbook 1990

Box 8, Folder 2

Playbook 1990

Box 33, Folder 4

Ford's Gala 1990 1990

Note

Contracts, agreements, and two copies of program.
 

Flinstones on Ice

Box 6, Folder 4

Playbook 1972

 

Ford's Theatre general

Box 34, Folder 2

Ford's Theatre press kit and clippings 1987, 1990

Note

With information about Ford Theatre shows 1968-90.
 

Gatlin Brothers: Alive and Well (The)

Box 34, Folder 7

Tech Gatlins 1994

Note

Correspondence about travel and equipment.
Box 35, Folder 1

Production information 1994

Box 35, Folder 2

Gatlin legal and insurance 1994

Note

Contracts, agreements, and insurance documents.
Box 35, Folder 3

Lyrics 1994

Note

With some production information.
 

George M!

Box 21, Folder 6

Playbook 1970

Note

With note that appears to be about music clearance for 1976 rerun.
 

Gift of the Magi (The)

Box 21, Folder 7

As broadcast script 1978 Nov

Box 34, Folder 5

Gift of the Magi - (12/21/78, 8:30-10 p.m. NBC) (folder 1 of 2) 1978

Note

Script, clippings, and what appears to be artwork for a Gift of Magi logo .
Box 34, Folder 6

Gift of the Magi - (12/21/78, 8:30-10 p.m. NBC) (folder 2 of 2) 1978

Note

Performer bios and viewer correspondence about music.
 

Glen Campbell: Back to Basics

Box 9, Folder 1

Glen Campbell: Back to Basics as broadcast - production book 1978

 

Great Circuses of the World

Box 9, Folder 2

Great Circuses of the World - production book - Shows 1-6 (folder 1 of 3) 1988-89

Box 9, Folder 3

Great Circuses of the World - production book Shows 1-6 (folder 2 of 3) 1988-89

Box 9, Folder 4

Great Circuses of the World - production book - Shows 1-6 (folder 3 of 3) 1988-89

Box 9, Folder 5

Great Circuses of the World - production book - Shows 7-10 1989

Box 10, Folder 1

Playbook (folder 1 of 2) 1989

Box 10, Folder 2

Playbook (folder 2 of 2) 1989

Box 24, Folder 4

Circus Footage Rundowns ca. 1990s

Note

Rundown of times for animal appearances in various circus productions.
Box 25, Folder 1

Great Circuses of the World - Public Relations Info 1989

Note

Clippings and press releases about program and host Mary Hart.
Box 25, Folder 2

Great Circus Contracts 1988-89

Box 25, Folder 3

Great Circuses of the World - Distribution / residuals 1989-91

Box 25, Folder 4

Great Circuses - Distribution 1990-94

Note

Statements of earnings. Correspondence about Monte Carlo circus distribution.
Box 25, Folder 5

Great Circus' Old Circus Footage Info no date

Note

Lists of film footage used in Great Circuses of the World.
Box 25, Folder 6

Production file 1988-89

Note

Mostly correspondence to and from Joseph Cates regarding production the program.
Box 30, Folder 4

Music Clearance 1988-89

Note

Appears to be ABC music clearance forms, including credits.
Box 30, Folder 5

Production file 1988-89

Note

Initial agreement between Cates and ABC, along with other documents about foreign distribution. With contract information for Mary Hart and Loni Anderson and theme music for program.
 

Great Folk Revival

Box 10, Folder 3

Playbook 1974

 

I Believe in Music

Box 10, Folder 4

NBC pilot I Believe in Music - production book 1973

 

Jimmy Darren Show (The)

Box 4, Folder 5

Jimmy Darren Show (The) - Production book for date noted 1971

 

Johnny Cash and Friends -

Box 12, Folder 6

Johnny Cash Summer Shows 1-2 production book 1976

Box 13, Folder 1

Summer Shows 3-4 - production book 1976

 

Johnny Cash Projects

Box 10, Folder 5

Johnny Cash: America - playbook 1982

Box 10, Folder 6

Johnny Cash's Country Music - playbook 1973

Box 10, Folder 7

Johnny Cash Christmas Special - playbook 1976

Box 11, Folder 1

Johnny Cash and the Country Girls - playbook 1981

Box 11, Folder 2

Johnny Cash Christmas Special - playbook 1977

Box 11, Folder 3

Johnny Cash Christmas Special - playbook 1978

Box 11, Folder 4

Johnny Cash Christmas - playbook 1979

Box 11, Folder 5

Johnny Cash: Christmas in Scotland - playbook 1981

Box 11, Folder 6

Johnny Cash: A Merry Memphis Christmas - playbook 1982

Box 11, Folder 7

Johnny Cash Christmas 1983 - playbook 1983

Box 12, Folder 1

Johnny Cash: Christmas on the Road - Johnny Cash Xmas 1984 Karen Ferlito production book 1984

Box 12, Folder 2

Johnny Cash: Christmas on the Road - Johnny Cash 1984 production book 1984

Box 12, Folder 4

Johnny Cash: Spring Fever - playbook 1978

Box 12, Folder 5

Johnny Cash's Cowboy Heroes - playbook 1982

Box 13, Folder 2

Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years - playbook (folder 1 of 2) 1980

Box 13, Folder 3

Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years - playbook (folder 2 of 2) 1980

Box 13, Folder 4

Johnny Cash Spring Special - playbook 1979

 

Kraft All-Star Salute to Ford's Theatre

Box 7, Folder 1

Ford's Theatre 1985 Cates Films, Inc - production book 1985

Box 7, Folder 2

Playbook 1986

Box 26, Folder 9

Ford's 1986 1986

Note

Production contact lists, some correspondence, clippings, and two copies of program.
Box 32, Folder 6

Kraft All-Star Salute to Ford's Theatre (6/12/85 8-9 p.m, CBS) 1985

Note

Production contact lists, performance slides and photographs, clippings, and programs.
Box 33, Folder 1

Ford's Theatre 1985 legal 1985

Note

Mostly contracts and agreements, with some budget information.
Box 33, Folder 2

Ford's Theatre Gala 1986 legal file 1986

Note

Contracts and agreements, with some budget information.
 

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James

Box 14, Folder 1

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - production information 1985

Note

Script not included with this production book.
Box 14, Folder 2

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - revised 2nd draft script] 1985

Box 14, Folder 3

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - production book as broadcast 1985

Box 22, Folder 1

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - revised 2nd draft script 1985 Oct 24

Box 27, Folder 12

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - revised 2nd draft script 1985-86

Note

With production information.
Box 27, Folder 13

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - Hansen vs. Cates 1986

Note

Settlement agreements and correspondence regarding copyright infringement.
Box 27, Folder 14

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) May 1986 - Present 1986-90

Note

Copyright registration, residual, and insurance documents.
Box 28, Folder 1

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - Fremantle, Vestron, Vidmark (folder 1 of 2) 1985-89

Note

Mainly agreements and insurance documents.
Box 28, Folder 2

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - Fremantle, Vestron, Vidmark (folder 2 of 2) 1985-89

Note

Script and agreements.
Box 28, Folder 3

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - James Bill Stratton contracts 1984-87

Note

Financial documents and settlement agreement between Cates and Writers Guild.
Box 28, Folder 4

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - Frank and Jesse (folder 1 of 2) 1985-86

Note

Script, agreements, and budget information.
Box 28, Folder 5

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - Frank and Jesse (folder 2 of 2) 1985-86

Note

Production information.
Box 36, Folder 10

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - Frank and Jesse James music 1985-86

Box 36, Folder 11

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - 2/16/86 9-11pm NBC 1985-86

Note

Clippings and production information.
Box 36, Folder 12

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) - clippings from local press about filming 1985

Box 36, Folder 13

Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (The) 1985 - May '86 Legal 1985-86

Note

Mainly contracts, agreements, and clippings.
 

Legal Documents for Assorted Projects

Box 26, Folder 3

Copyrights (folder 1 of 2) 1981-93

Note

Appears to be copyright registration forms for a variety of Cates productions, including Johnny Cash projects, Ford's Theatre projects, David Copperfield, Country Comes Home projects, and Berenstain Bears. Printed publications about copyright.
Box 26, Folder 4

Copyrights (folder 2 of 2) 1981-93

Note

Appears to be copyright registration forms for a variety of Cates productions, including Johnny Cash projects, Ford's Theatre projects, David Copperfield, Country Comes Home projects, and Berenstain Bears. Printed publications about copyright.
 

Love Song for Fred and Carrie

Box 22, Folder 3

Love Song for Fred and Carrie (A) - project idea for television (two copies) no date

Box 38, Folder 1

Love Song for Fred and Carrie (A) 1978-79, 1983

Note

Contracts and agreements.
 

Magic of David Copperfield projects

Box 13, Folder 5

David Copperfield Celebrity Magic Show (The) - production book 1978

Note

Binder removed to box 44.
Box 13, Folder 6

Magic of David Copperfield II - playbook 1979

Note

Binder removed to box 44.
Box 13, Folder 7

Magic of David Copperfield IV - playbook 1981

Box 14, Folder 4

Magic of David Copperfield VI - playbook 1984

Box 14, Folder 5

Magic of David Copperfield VII - playbook 1985

Box 14, Folder 6

Magic of David Copperfield in China - playbook 1985

 

Magic with the Stars

Box 15, Folder 1

Playbook 1981

Box 37, Folder 2

Magic With the Stars (1/17/82, 9-11 p.m. NBC) 1982

Note

Production information, clippings, and note from Dom DeLuise. Small audio reel of on- air promotion. RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of audio materials may require production of listening copies.
Box 37, Folder 3

Magic with the Stars legal 1981 (folder 1 of 2) 1981

Note

Contracts and agreements.
Box 37, Folder 4

Magic with the Stars legal 1981 (folder 2 of 2) 1981

Note

Contracts and agreements.
Box 37, Folder 5

Contracts and agreements (folder 1 of 2) 1982-84

Box 37, Folder 6

Contracts and agreements (folder 2 of 2) 1982-84

 

Married is Better

Box 22, Folder 4

As broadcast script 1974 Jan

Note

Script cover foldered separately with same box and folder number.
 

Moscow Circus (The)

Box 15, Folder 5

Playbook 1988

Box 40, Folder 2

Moscow State Circus ABC legal (folder 1 of 2) 1988

Note

Contracts and agreements, production information, press kits, and program.
Box 40, Folder 3

Moscow State Circus ABC legal (folder 2 of 2) 1988

Note

Contracts and agreements, production information, and clippings.
 

Nashville Remembers Elvis on His Birthday

Box 16, Folder 1

Playbook 1977

 

Quick and the Dead

Box 16, Folder 2

Quick and the Dead (The) - playbook 1987

 

Rhythm and Blues: The Real American Music

Box 16, Folder 3

Playbook 1973-74

 

Robert Klein Show (The)

Box 16, Folder 4

Script with production information 1980

 

Robert Klein Time

Box 16, Folder 5

Production information 1987

 

Roy Acuff: 50 Years the King of Country Music

Box 16, Folder 6

Playbook 1982

Note

Binder removed to box 44.
 

'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin

Box 23, Folder 1

'S Lemmon, 'S Gershwin, 'S Wonderful - production book 1971

Note

Production book cover foldered separately with same box and folder number.
Box 34, Folder 3

Gershwin Contracts (folder 1 of 2) 1971

Box 34, Folder 4

Gershwin Contracts (folder 2 of 2) 1971

 

Seven Wonders of the Circus World

Box 17, Folder 1

Playbook 1988

Box 30, Folder 8

Seven Wonders of the Circus World 1987-89

Note

Mostly agreement information, insurance documents, and correspondence. Music theme and underscore.
 

Skinflint: A Country Christmas Carol

Box 22, Folder 7

Skinflint: A Country Christmas Carol - script material for date noted 1979 Oct

 

Special People

Box 17, Folder 2

Special People - playbook 1988

Box 32, Folder 7

Special People - Famous People Players, Inc. 1984-86

Note

Correspondence and meeting minutes related to Cates' participation on the Board of Directors for the Famous People Players, Inc. U.S. corporation.
Box 40, Folder 4

Special People - agreement, invoices, and shipping receipts 1985

Box 40, Folder 5

Special People (formerly called Blacklight) (folder 1 of 3) 1980-87

Note

Agreements and production information.
Box 40, Folder 6

Special People (formerly called Blacklight) (folder 2 of 3) 1980-87

Note

Contracts, agreements and production information.
Box 41, Folder 1

Special People (formerly called Blacklight) (folder 3 of 3) 1980-87

Note

Script treatments.
 

Spoon River

Box 16, Folder 9

Revised script for television by Charles Aidman 1967 Apr

Box 41, Folder 3

Spoon River script 1967

Note

Revised sixty-minute script, as aired 4/21/1969. With clippings.
Box 41, Folder 4

Spoon River script 1967

Note

Original ninety-minute version.
Box 41, Folder 5

Spoon River script 1967

Note

Script as revised for television, April 1967.
 

Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy

Box 17, Folder 4

Playbook 1978-79

Note

Binder removed to box 44.
 

Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty

Box 16, Folder 7

Playbook 1980

 

Story of Christmas (The)

Box 17, Folder 5

Playbook 1978

 

Stubby Pringle's Christmas

Box 22, Folder 6

Script material for date noted no date

Box 41, Folder 8

Stubby Pringle's Xmas - bills 1978

Note

Correspondence about program costs and terms of deal with NBC.
Box 41, Folder 9

Stubby Pringle's Christmas (A Cowboy's Christmas Eve) 1990-91

Note

Correspondence with Book Look about search service payment.
Box 41, Folder 10

Read Magazine request 1985

Note

Correspondence about rights to reprint an adaptation of Stubby Pringle's Christmas for use in Read Magazine.
Box 41, Folder 11

Stubby Pringle's Christmas contracts: Cates Bros. / NBC 1978-79

Box 41, Folder 12

Stubby Pringle's Christmas 2-hour film development 1984-85

Note

Correspondence about possible remake.
Box 41, Folder 13

Stubby Pringle's Christmas / Multimedia Entertainment 1984-85

Note

Agreements for worldwide distribution rights. With residual information.
Box 41, Folder 14

Stubby Pringle's Xmas legal (folder 1 of 2) 1978-84

Note

Contracts and agreements.
Box 42, Folder 1

Stubby Pringle's Xmas legal (folder 2 of 2) 1978-84

Note

Contracts, deal memos, and production information.
 

Sweden's Royal Command Circus

Box 16, Folder 8

Playbook 1978

 

Texas 150: A Celebration

Box 18, Folder 1

Playbook (folder 1 of 2) 1986

Box 18, Folder 2

Playbook (folder 2 of 2) 1986

Box 42, Folder 2

Production file 1986-87

Note

Contracts, agreements, and insurance documents. With award for Cates from the people of Texas.
 

Timex All-Star Circus

Box 24, Folder 1

All-Star Circus publicity and ratings 1970

Box 24, Folder 2

Timex All-Star Circus music clearance 1970 Apr

Note

Use sheets.
Box 24, Folder 3

Timex All-Star Circus (host Tony Curtis) 1969-71

Note

Photocopied clippings from 1969.
 

Tony Awards

Box 23, Folder 3

Programs for award show 1990-92

 

Wacky Weeki Wachee and Silver Springs Singing and Comedy Thing

Box 18, Folder 3

Weeki Wachee - production book 1973

Box 29, Folder 20

Weeki Wachee 1973

Note

Script and rundown.
 

Women of the Year - 1973

Box 18, Folder 4

Playbook 1973

 

Women of the Year - 1974

Box 18, Folder 5

Script and contacts 1974

Box 18, Folder 6

Contracts and budget 1974

 

Women of the Year - 1975

Box 18, Folder 7

Playbook 1975

 

Women of the Year - 1976

Box 19, Folder 1

Script, budget, and contracts 1976

Box 19, Folder 2

Script and contacts 1976

 

Yves Montand on Broadway

Box 29, Folder 1

Yves Montand 1992

Note

Communication to Library of Congress from NBC regarding copy for Cates.
 

Unknown Projects 1970s-1980s

Physical Description: (Boxes 21-23, 27, 42)

Scope and Content Note

The series includes script material and one production file. The series is arranged alphabetically by project title. The production file is related to Jesse James Was His Name. The script materials include Prince of Outlaws (1974), Laughter in the Rain, and Young Jesse: The War Years. The capacity in which Cates was involved with these projects is unknown. Also included is what appears to be a Joseph Cates Company, Inc. accounting ledger for an unknown NBC television project.
 

Box 21, Folder 9

Prince of Outlaws screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser 1974 Oct

Note

Manuscript with corrections (93 pages).
Box 22, Folder 2

Laughter in the Rain script no date

Box 22, Folder 5

Prince of Outlaws screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser no date

Note

122 pages.
Box 23, Folder 2

Young Jesse: The War Years - script no date

Box 27, Folder 10

Jesse James Was His Name 1988

Note

Option agreement between Cates Films, Inc. and the University of Missouri.
Box 42, Folder 6

Unidentified project - Joseph Cates Company, Inc accounting ledger ca. 1985-86

Note

Appears to be for NBC television project.