Finding Aid for the Edward Stephenson Collection of Set Design Drawings for Television Shows, 1956-1986

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Finding Aid for the Edward Stephenson Collection of Set Design Drawings for Television Shows, 1956-1986

Collection number: 143

UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Library
  • Performing Arts Special Collections, Room A1713
  • Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Phone: (310) 825-4988
  • Fax: (310) 206-1864
  • Email: speccoll-paging@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www2.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/performingarts/index.cfm
Processed by:
UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1995
Encoded by:
D.MacGill
Last updated:
3 June 1999
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Stephenson Collection of Set Design Drawings for Television Shows,
Date (inclusive): 1956-1986
Collection number: 143
Origination: Stephenson, Edward
Extent: 61 map folders
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Shelf location: Held at SRLF. Please contact the Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use

Scripts may not be photocopied without permission of copyright holder.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Edward Stephenson Collection of Set Design Drawings for Television Shows, 1956-1986. (Collection 143). Performing Arts Special Collections, Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Edward Sheffield Stephenson was educated at the Pasadena Playhouse College of the Theatre, CA (1935-37); one of the founders and organizers of the Theatre of the Fifteen, Inc. (1939), he served as director, art director, or producer for various playhouses and theaters in the US (1937-43); entered the Army Air Corp in 1943 and went on to be producer-director for the Far East Network (1946-52), the American Theatre, Far East (1948-), and Special Services Road Shows (1949-52); in 1948, he was appointed Director of Entertainment and Music for the entire Far East Command; he is the recipient of four Emmy Awards; his numerous credits include "The Andy Williams Show," "Benson," "Carter Country," "The Danny Kaye Show," "Sanford and Son," and "The Golden Girls."

Organization

Arranged alphabetically by production title

Scope and Content

Collection consists of original working drawings designed and drawn by Edward Stephenson for the planning, direction, construction, and use in avariety of television productions. Includes set designs, some production material, and occasional blueprints. Contains drawings for 59 shows originating on ABC, NBC, and CBS, including "The Danny Kaye Show" (644 items), "Sanford and Son" (171 items), "The Andy Williams Show" (374 items), "Soap" (202 items), "Benson" (147 items), "Tennessee Ernie Ford Show" (168 items), "Maude," "Good Times," and "What's Happening."

Access Points

Stephenson, Edward--Archives
Television--Stage-setting and scenery--Archival resources
Television--Art direction--Archival resources
Television producers and directors--Archival resources


Container List

 

ANOTHER EVENING WITH FRED ASTAIRE

Folder 33

Set designs and blueprints. 2 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

 

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Folder 40

Date 02/22/72. 1 item. Director(s): Rich, John

 

ALL'S FAIR

Folder 40

Preliminary set designs and production blueprints. 8 items. Director(s):

 

THE ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW

Folder 54

Shows A1-A15. Dates 04/16/62 to 01/17/63. File also includes preliminary set designs and production material. 46 items. Director(s): Sheerer

Folder 55

Shows A16-A31. Dates 12/19/62 to 03/20/63. 35 items. Director(s): Sheerer

Folder 56

Shows B1-B12. Dates 08/18/63 to 03/29/64. 50 items. Director(s): Henry

Folder 57

Shows C1-C15. Dates 06/30/64 to 01/06/65. 74 items. Director(s): Henry

Folder 58

Shows C16-C26. Dates 01/15/65 to 04/14/65. 38 items. Director(s): Henry

Folder 59

Shows D1-D15. Dates 07/02/65 to 11/17/65. 59 items. Director(s): Henry

Folder 60

Shows D16-20. Dates 12/10/65 to 03/18/66. File also includes additional production material. 72 items. Director(s): Henry

 

THE BAND WHO CAME TO DINNER

Folder 40

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. 1 item. Director(s):

 

BOLSHOI BALLET

Folder 35

Set designs and blueprints. 17 items. Director(s): Dubin

 

THE BOBBY DARIN SHOW

Folder 34

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. 4 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

 

BENSON

Folder 41

Shows 5-35. Dates 08/24/79 to 01/16/81. 21 items. Director(s): Foster, Bill

Folder 42

Shows 38-60. Dates 02/13/81 to 12/11/81. 20 items. Director(s): Foster, Bill

Folder 43

Shows 61-90. Dates 12/12/81 to 11/24/82. 30 items. Director(s): Rich, John & Foster, Bill

Folder 44

Shows 91-120. Dates 07/13/83 to 08/17/84. 29 items. Director(s): Foster, Bill

Folder 45

Shows 121-158. Dates 08/18/84 to 02/14/86. File also includes additional production material. 47 items. Director(s): Foster, Bill

 

(BUT) I'M A BIG GIRL NOW

Folder 14

Shows 5-19. Dates 10/25/80 to 03/07/81. File also includes additional production material. 15 items. Director(s): Bohab, John

 

THE BOB NEWHART SHOW

Folder 34

Preliminary mockup set designs and blueprints. 5 items. Director(s):

 

BOEING 707

Folder 35

Mockup sketch of interior. 1 item. Director(s):

 

CARTER COUNTRY

Folder 40

Shows 0108 to 0220. Dates 08/29/77 to 01/30/79. File also includes additional production material. 7 items. Director(s): Baldwin, Peter

 

COLLISION COURSE

Folder 22

Preliminary set designs and additional production material. 11 items. Director(s):

 

CONDO

Folder 15

Shows 2-13. Dates 01/26/83 to 05/07/83. File also includes additional production material. 13 items. Director(s): Rich, John

 

CPO SHARKEY

Folder 38

Shows 0104-0222. Dates 09/10/76 to 03/07/78. 30 items. Director(s): Baldwin

 

THE CHEVY SHOW

Folder 34

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. Date 07/03/56. 4 items. Director(s):

 

THE DANNY KAYE SHOW

Folder 1

Shows 1-15. Dates: 09/05/63 to 12/11/63. File also includes additional production material. 93 items. Director(s): Scheerer

Folder 2

Shows 16-30. Dates: 12/11/63 to 04/15/64. 90 items. Director(s): Scheerer

Folder 3

Shows 32-45. Dates 04/08/64 to 11/18/64. 74 items. Director(s): Scheerer

Folder 4

Shows 46-55. Dates 12/02/64 to 02/17/65. 71 items. Director(s): Scheerer

Folder 5

Shows 56-70. Dates 02/24/65 to 09/15/65. 120 items. Director(s): Scheerer

Folder 6

Shows 71-85. Dates 10/06/65 to 02/02/66. 121 items. Director(s): Scheerer

Folder 7

Shows 86-94. Dates 02/09/66 to 04/13/66. File also includes additional production material. 75 items. Director(s): Scheerer

 

DOC

Folder 16

Preliminary set designs and production material for first episode. 17 items. Director(s): Parker, Rod

Folder 35

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. 1 item. Director(s):

 

FATAL WEAKNESS

Folder 20

Preliminary set designs and production material. 3 items. Director(s):

Folder 36

Set designs and blueprints, date 12/19/61. 4 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

 

THE FIFTY GRAND MYSTERY

Folder 31

Set designs and blueprints. Date 06/08/56. 2 items. Director(s): Cahan

 

THE FLING

Folder 40

Revised set designs for show (episode unknown). 1 item. Director(s):

 

FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE

Folder 40

Preliminary set designs and blueprints for show 0101. Date 12/23/73. 13 items. Director(s): Ruben, Aaron

 

FIVE WOMEN

Folder 25

Shows 3-6. Dates 11/10/78 to 01/25/79. File also includes additional production material. 14 items. Director(s): Friedman, Kim

 

THE GEORGE BURNS SHOW

Folder 32

Set designs and blueprints. Dates 05/19/60 to 05/21/60. 8 items. Director(s):

 

GRANDPA MAX

Folder 18

Preliminary set design sheets and production material. 6 items. Director(s): Rich, John

Folder 35

Set designs and blueprints for date 02/22/58. 1 item. Director(s): Henry

 

THE GRADY SHOW

Folder 35

Shows 0104-0109. Dates 11/23/75 to 01/27/76. 9 items. Director(s): Brinkerhoff

 

GOOD TIMES

Folder 26

Shows 0101-0217. Dates 01/04/74 to 12/18/74. 45 items. Director(s): Rosemond, P. - McKayle, D.

Folder 27

Shows 0218-0402. Dates 01/15/75 to 07/14/76. 38 items. Director(s): Kenwith, Herb

 

HOLLYWOOD HIGH

Folder 40

Show number unknown. Date 10/25/76. 2 items. Director(s): Baldwin, Peter

 

HOT L BALTIMORE

Folder 40

Shows 0103-0113. Dates 01/08/75 to 04/10/75. 6 items. Director(s): LaHendro, Bob

 

THE HORACE HEIDT SHOW

Folder 37

Set design sheets and blueprints. 6 items. Director(s):

 

HOMETOWN JAMBORREE

Folder 34

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. 1 item. Director(s):

 

IT TAKES TWO

Folder 17

Shows 1-22. Dates 07/23/82 to 03/15/83. 33 items. Director(s): Sandrich, Jay

 

THE JACK BENNY SPECIAL

Folder 34

Set designs and blueprints. Date 03/18/59. 6 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

 

JACKIE AND DARLENE

Folder 19

Pilot episode. Date 02/01/78. 10 items. Director(s): Ruben, Aaron

Folder 34

Set designs and blueprints. Date 07/01/61. 15 items. Director(s):

 

JUST MARRIED

Folder 40

Preliminary set designs for pilot episode. Date 03/19/84. 6 items. Director(s):

 

THE JACK BENNY HOUR

Folder 36

Set designs and blueprints for date 03/18/59. 17 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

 

LUCKY STRIKE

Folder 36

Set designs and blueprints for various episodes, date 01/13/60. 9 items. Director(s): Garrison

 

MAUDE

Folder 46

Shows 0102-0220. Dates 07/20/72 to 01/08/74. 36 items. Director(s): Cooper, Hal

Folder 47

Shows 0221-0405. Dates 01/20/74 to 08/18/75. 28 items. Director(s): Cooper, Hal

Folder 48

Shows 0406 to 0501. Dates 08/25/75 to 07/26/76. File also includes additional production material. 60 items. Director(s): Cooper, Hal

 

NANCY

Folder 40

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. 1 item. Director(s):

 

PLAYWRIGHTS '56

Folder 34

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. Date 09/17/56. 1 item. Director(s): Windust

 

2800 QUEENS BOULEVARD

Folder 23

Shows 8-9. Dates 02/09/79 to 02/22/79. 3 items. Director(s): Friedman, Kim

 

QUEEN'S COURT

Folder 24

Shows 1-2. Dates 03/23/78 to 10/25/78. 3 items. Director(s):

 

REDD FOXX

Folder 35

Coffee table design for Redd Foxx residence. Date 12/19/71. 1 item. Director(s):

 

SANFORD ARMS

Folder 34

Show 0701-0708. Dates 08/02/77 to 09/28/77. 8 items. Director(s): Petranto, Russ

Folder 49

Show numbers not listed. Dates 12/06/71 to 01/09/73. 26 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

Folder 50

Shows 0221-0320. Dates 01/23/73 to 02/04/74. 33 items. Director(s): Baldwin, Peter

Folder 51

Shows 0325-0525. Dates 03/18/74 to 02/25/75. 33 items. Director(s): Rafkin, Alan

Folder 52

Shows 0502-0525. Dates 03/19/75 to 02/13/76. 31 items. Director(s): Sheldon, James

Folder 53

Shows 0601-0617. Dates 03/18/76 to 01/31/78. 48 items. Director(s): Rafkin, Alan

 

SELMA

Folder 40

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. 7 items. Director(s): Warren, M.

 

THE SHERIFF

Folder 40

Preliminary set designs and production information for pilot episode. 2 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

 

SOAP

Folder 8

Shows 1-17. Dates 02/16/77 to 12/15/77. 18 items. Director(s): Sandrich, Jay

Folder 9

Shows 18-30. Dates 12/22/77 to 08/24/78. 26 items. Director(s): Sandrich, Jay

Folder 10

Shows 31-45. Dates 09/07/48 to 01/15/79. 37 items. Director(s): Sandrich, Jay

Folder 11

Shows 46-67. Dates 02/03/79 to 12/11/79. 26 items. Director(s): Lobue, J.D.

Folder 12

Shows 71-90. Dates 07/07/80 to 03/06/81. File also includes additional production material. 45 items. Director(s): Lobue, J.D.

Folder 13

Shows 91-92. Dates 03/14/81 to 03/21/81. File also includes preliminary set designs and additional production material. 50 items. Director(s): Lobue, J.D.

 

SOME PEOPLE PRODUCTION NUMBER

Folder 35

Preliminary set designs. Date 05/04/64. 1 item. Director(s): Binder

 

STEAMBATH

Folder 40

Preliminary set designs and blueprints for pilot episode. 4 items. Director(s): Brinkerhoff, Burt

Folder 40

Show 0101. Date 02/07/77. 4 items. Director(s): Rich, John

 

T.A.T. PILOT

Folder 21

Pilot episode. Date 02/16/76. 9 items. Director(s): Cooper, Hal

 

THE TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD SHOW

Folder 61

Dates 01/24/56 to 03/28/57. 37 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

Folder 62

Dates 04/04/57 to 01/23/58. 28 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

Folder 63

Dates 01/30/58 to 03/11/59. 63 items. Director(s): Yorkin & Touber

Folder 64

Dates 06/04/59 to 10/20/60. 71 items. Director(s): Touber

Folder 65

Dates 11/03/60 to 01/06/61. File also includes additional set designs and production material. 69 items. Director(s): Touber

 

UNIDENTIFIED STEPHENSON WORKS

Folder 39

Unidentified set designs, blueprints, and other set production material. 42 items. Director(s):

 

VICTOR BORGE SPECIAL

Folder 34

Set designs and blueprints. Date 01/08/60. 7 items. Director(s):

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING!

Folder 28

Shows 0104-0121. Dates 07/27/76 to 03/13/77. 29 items. Director(s): Rafkin, Alan

Folder 29

Shows 0204-0305. Dates 08/04/78 to 08/25/78. 31 items. Director(s): Warren, Mark

Folder 30

Shows 0305-0322. Dates 09/29/77 to 01/22/79. File also includes additional production material. 32 items. Director(s): Bernhardi, Lee