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Finding Aid for the Hal Cranton television and radio scripts for Bobby Benson and the Bee Bar Bee Riders
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hal Cranton television and radio scripts for Bobby Benson and the Bee Bar Bee Riders,
    Date (inclusive): 1950
    Collection number: 240
    Creator: Cranton, Hal
    Extent: 3 boxes (2 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Hal Cranton was the assistant director of the Bee Bar Bee Riders radio series and occassionally wrote for both the radio and television program. The collection consists of script material television and radio show Bobby Benson and the Bee Bar Bee Riders.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: 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.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1981.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hal Cranton Television and Radio Scripts for Bobby Benson and the Bee Bar Bee Riders (Collection 240). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Hal Cranton was the assistant director of the Bee Bar Bee Riders radio series and occassionally wrote for both the radio and television program. The television program started as an half-hour live western series seen weekly on WOR-TV NY from April 18-Sept. 29, 1950. The program started as a musical variety program featuring Don Knotts as Windy Wales and Bobby Benson as Ivan Curry. The radio programs were broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of material related to the career of writer and director Hal Cranton. Contains photocopies, originals, and annotated versions of television and radio scripts for Bobby Benson and the Bee Bar Bee Riders. Also includes copies of NBC-TV network program sales presentation booklets, some but not all, written or prepared by Cranton. Scripts were donated in honor of Don Knotts. Program sales presentations were donated in honor of Sylvester L. (Pat) Weaver.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Bobby Benson and the Bee Bar Bee Riders
    2. NBC Network Program Sales Presentations

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Cranton, Hal -- Archives.
    Radio directors and producers -- Archival resources.
    Television writers -- Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    television scripts
    radio scripts.