Finding Aid for the George Brandt Papers, 1925-1950

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the George Brandt Papers, 1925-1950

Collection number: 1050

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Descriptive Summary

Title: George Brandt Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1925-1950
Collection number: 1050
Creator: Brandt, George
Extent: 16 boxes (8 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: George Brandt(1916-1963)was born in Brooklyn, New York. He became a producer and writer of radio, television and film scripts for NBC, Paramount and Douglas Aircraft. The collection consists of plays, screenplays, television and radio plays, scrapbooks, magazines, and photographs documenting Brandt's writing career.
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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jewel Holder Brandt, 1964.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Brandt Papers (Collection 1050). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Brandt was born on October 1, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York; became a producer and writer of radio, television and film scripts, including work for NBC and Paramount; also worked for Douglas Aircraft, where he made instructional and documentary films; he died in New York City on November 12, 1963.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of plays, screenplays, television and radio plays, scrapbooks, magazines, and photographs documenting Brandt's writing career and his position with Douglas Aircraft. Includes work for NBC and Paramount Pictures, documentary and instructional scripts and films for Douglas Aircraft, scrapbooks of clippings about Los Angeles and Douglas Aircraft, and photographs of various publicity set ups for magazines and pamphlets.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Feature films, drama reviews, and manuscripts for Hospital in Harlem (Box 1).
  2. Film, television, and radio scipts; plays (Boxes 2-5).
  3. Films and filmscripts for Douglas Aircraft (Boxes 6,11-13,15).
  4. Scrapbooks of clippings about Los Angeles and Douglas Aircraft (Boxes 7-9,17).
  5. Ephemera, and personnel administration correspondence (Box 10).
  6. American Writer Magazine (Box 14).
  7. Photographs of publicity set ups (Box 16).

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Brandt, George--Archives.
Douglas Aircraft Company--Employees--Archival resources.
Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
Television writers--United States--Archival resources.
Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Radio scripts.
Television scripts.
Screenplays.


Container List

Box 1

Feature films, drama reviews, manuscript for Hospital in Harlem.

Box 2

NBC telefilms, scripts, ephemera.

Box 2

Paramount television--scripts, ephemera.

 

Paramount Pictures

Boxes 3-4

Ephemera and film dialogue by George Brandt.

Boxes 4-5

Radio plays by George Brandt and related ephemera.

Box 5

Police Gazette--articles on Hitler by George Brandt.

Box 5

Plays by George Brandt, ca. 1930.

 

Scrapbooks of clippings

Box 7

Scrapbooks of clippings about Los Angeles, some written George Brandt, ca. 1944.

Box 8

Scrapbooks of clippings about Los Angeles area, some of them written by G.B. as publicity.

Box 9

Scrapbooks of clippings.

Oversize Box 17

Two scrapbooks of clippings re development of Los Angeles and Douglas Aircraft.

Box 10

Wine Handbook.

Box 10

See the West--ephemera.

Box 10

Personnel administration--correspondence.

 

Douglas Aircraft

Box 6

Special purpose films--instructional and documentary publicity mainly for Douglas Aircraft.

Box 11

Douglas Aircraft ephemera, scripts for the company relating to publicity.

Box 12

Douglas Aircraft--scripts for instructional films and material related to publicity.

Box 13

Scripts for instructional films for Douglas Aircraft, and other publicity materials.

Box 14

American Writer.

Physical Description: (6 issues)
Box 15

Documentary and instructional film scripts as publicity work by G.B.

Box 16

Photographs of various set ups for publicity, magazines and pamphlets.