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Finding Aid for the Wolper Productions Records, 1960-1963
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Wolper Productions Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1963
    Collection number: 1032
    Creator: Wolper Productions
    Extent: 14 boxes (7.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: David L. Wolper (1928- ) helped form Flamingo Films, which merged with a distributing company, Motion Pictures for Television before he formed Wolper Productions (1958), which became known for developing a new market for independently-produced documentary films. Wolper Productions was absorbed by Metromedia Producers Corporation (MPC) in 1968, shortly after it ventured into feature films. The collection consists of television scripts and research materials for the biography series of documentary television films produced by Wolper for Wolper Productions.
    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

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Wolper Productions, Incorporated, 1968.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wolper Productions Records (Collection 1032). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Wolper was born on January 11, 1928 in New York City; attended Drake University and the University of Southern California; helped form Flamingo Films, which merged with a distributing company, Motion Pictures for Television; formed Wolper Productions in 1958, which became known for developing a new market for independently-produced documentary films; it was absorbed by Metromedia Producers Corporation (MPC) in 1968, shortly after it ventured into feature films.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of television scripts and research materials for the biography series of documentary television films produced by David L. Wolper for Wolper Productions. Biographical subject names include Konrad Adenauer, Fidel Castro, Henry Ford, John Glenn, Helen Keller, John L. Lewis, Pope Pius XII, Jackie Robinson, George Bernard Shaw, and Wernher Von Braun.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Collection is arranged alphabetically by name of biographical subjects.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Wolper, David L.--Archives.
    Wolper Productions--Archives.
    Television producers and directors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Television plays.