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Finding Aid for the George Schaefer Papers, 1951-1991 LSC.0588
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Description
George Schaefer (1920-1991) was a producer and director for television, film, and theatre productions. The collection consists of correspondence, production files, and scrapbooks related to Schaefer's career, particularly his work with television's Hallmark Hall of Fame.
Background
George Schaefer (1920-1997) earned his B.A. from Lafayette College before attending Yale Drama School for one year. He enlisted in the army during World War II, where he directed over fifty plays for the Central Pacific Base Command. Following the war, he headed to New York to continue his work in the theatre. In 1953 he began his collaboration with Hallmark Hall of Fame television productions, directing a live televised stage performance of Hamlet. Schaefer eventually produced and/or directed 57 Hallmark productions, while he continued his work in theatre, feature films, and other television movies. His career spanned over 60 years, during which time he received many accolades. In 1985, he became the chair of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television. Two years later, he became Associate Dean. Schaefer died following a long illness in 1991.
Extent
46.6 linear ft. (56 boxes, 23 oversize flat boxes, 1 map folder, 1 shoe box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to 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 UCLA Library Special Collections does not hold the copyright.
Availability
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