Guide to the Robert B. Sinclair Teleplays Collection, 1957-1962

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Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Robert B. Sinclair Teleplays Collection, 1957-1962

Collection number: PA Mss 12

Department of Special Collections



Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
Principal Processor:
Christopher Husted and David Seubert
Date Completed:
October, 1999
Encoded by:
David Seubert
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert B. Sinclair Teleplays Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1957-1962
Collection number: PA Mss 12
Creator: Sinclair, Robert B.
Extent: 2.5 linear ft. (6 boxes)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Abstract: Annotate teleplays for 1950s and 60s television series' directed by Robert Sinclair including Alcoa-Goodyear Anthology, The Alaskans, The Bell System Science Series, Bourbon Street Beat, Bronco, Cheyenne, Death Valley Days, Desilu Playhouse, The Deputy, Hawaiian Eye, Lawman, M-Squad, Markham, Maverick, Michael Shayne, The Roaring '20s, Robert Taylor's Detectives, 77 Sunset Strip, Shirley Temple's Storybook, Staccato, Surfside 6, Telephone Time, The Texan, The Thin Man, The Untouchables.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Donated by Sinclair estate, May 1976.

Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert B. Sinclair Teleplays Collection, PA Mss 12, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biography

Sinclair was an American director of stage, film and television. Born in Ohio in 1905, he graduated from the Whorton School of Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania in 1926. He directed the original Broadway productions of The Philadelphia Story, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Dodsworth, Babes in Arms and Pride and Prejudice. He came to California in 1938 from New York City, settled in Beverly Hills and married actress Heather Angel on April 15 1944 in Hollywood. He directed a variety of films in the 1940s and '50s, including Mr. and Mrs. North and Down in San Diego. In the mid-fifties he became involved in television, notably for his direction of the series Mr. District Attorney. Sinclair went into semi-retirement in the mid 'sixties, and led an active social live in Montecito, especially in Theater. He was murdered in his home during a burglary attempt by a UCSB graduate student on January 3, 1970.

Scope and Content

The collection is composed entirely of teleplays directed by Robert Sinclair between 1957-1962 with the exception of a pitch for the show The Deputy. The teleplays are usually annotated, sometimes with blocking diagrams; shooting schedules and cast lists are usually appended. The collection is arranged alphabetically by series and then alphabetically by show name. Five scripts were not identifiable by series and are clustered at the end of the inventory.

Container List

 

Alcoa-Goodyear Anthology.

Box 1, Folder 1

Guests for Dinner. Sept 1957.

 

The Alaskans.

Box 1, Folder 2

Calico. April 4, 1960.

Box 1, Folder 3

Heart of Gold. March 21, 1960.

 

The Bell System Science Series.

Box 1, Folder 4

The Alphabet Conspiracy. July 24, 1958.

 

Bourbon Street Beat.

Box 1, Folder 5

Swamp Fire. February 2, 1960.

Box 1, Folder 6

Wagon Show. April 27, 1960.

 

Bronco.

Box 1, Folder 7

Apache Gold. July 6, 1960.

 

Cheyenne.

Box 1, Folder 8

The Long Rope. December 31, 1959.

 

Death Valley Days.

Box 1, Folder 9

The Deserters. July 27, 1960.

Box 1, Folder 10

The Stolen City. October 14, 1960.

 

Desilu Playhouse.

Box 2, Folder 1

Happy Hill. October 31, 1958.

Box 2, Folder 2

Symbol of Authority. November 19, 1958.

 

The Deputy.

Box 2, Folder 3

"Presentation to writers of a new television series" May 13, 1959

Box 2, Folder 4

Dark Reward (segments) October 12, 1959.

Box 2, Folder 5

Hang the Law. July 15, 1959.

Box 2, Folder 6

The Hidden Motive. October 9, 1959.

Box 2, Folder 7

The Kid (segments) October 9, 1959.

Box 2, Folder 8

Land Greed. August 12, 1959.

Box 2, Folder 9

Ma Mack. September 8, 1959.

Box 2, Folder 10

Marked for Bounty. October 12, 1959.

Box 2, Folder 11

Queen Bea. October 9, 1959

Box 2, Folder 12

Shadow of the Noose. Jule 1, 1959.

Box 2, Folder 13

The Tycoon (segments) October 12, 1959.

 

Hawaiian Eye.

Box 2, Folder 14

Danger on Credit. January 13, 1960.

Box 2, Folder 15

Kakua Woman. October 3, 1960.

Box 2, Folder 16

Services Rendered. November 3, 1960.

 

Lawman.

Box 2, Folder 17

Chantay. June 24, 1959.

Box 2, Folder 18

Dilemma. July 22, 1960.

Box 3, Folder 1

Heritage of Hate. August 30, 1960.

Box 3, Folder 2

Homecoming. August 25, 1960.

Box 3, Folder 3

The Iron Curtain.

Box 3, Folder 4

The Locket. July 21, 1961.

Box 3, Folder 5

The Man Behind the News. July 28, 1961

Box 3, Folder 6

Mountain Man. February 22, 1961.

Box 3, Folder 7

Old Stefano. August 5, 1960.

Box 3, Folder 8

The Prodigal Mother. March 6, 1961.

Box 3, Folder 9

The Second Son. July 29, 1960.

Box 3, Folder 10

The Substitute. February 15, 1961.

Box 3, Folder 11

Tarot. July 27, 1961.

Box 3, Folder 12

The Unmasked. October 13, 1961.

Box 3, Folder 13

The Youngest. January 12, 1962.

 

M-Squad.

Box 3, Folder 14

The Second Best Killer. October 29, 1959.

 

Markham.

Box 4, Folder 1

The Last Bullet. Feb 24, 1959.

 

Maverick.

Box 4, Folder 2

A State of Siege. May 11, 1960.

 

Michael Shayne.

Box 4, Folder 3

The Ancient Art of Murder. December 30, 1960.

 

The Boat Caper. February 25, 1961.

 

The Roaring '20s.

Box 4, Folder 4

Layoff Charley. September 7, 1960.

 

Robert Taylor's Detectives.

Box 4, Folder 5

The Chameleon Truck. August 21, 1960.

 

77 Sunset Strip.

Box 4, Folder 6

The Double Death of Benny Markham. October 10, 1960.

Box 4, Folder 7

The Fix. February 2, 1960.

Box 4, Folder 8

Fraternity Caper. March 3, 1960.

 

Shirley Temple's Storybook.

Box 4, Folder 9

Dick Whittington and his Cat. December 31, 1957.

Box 4, Folder 10

Land of Green Ginger. November 19, 1957.

Box 5, Folder 1

The Nightingale. October 25, 1957.

 

Staccato.

Box 5, Folder 2

Fly, Baby, Fly. July 21, 1959.

Box 5, Folder 3

The Necklace. June 17, 1959.

Box 5, Folder 4

The Parents. July 1, 1959.

Box 5, Folder 5

The Unwise Men. September 21, 1959.

 

Surfside 6.

Box 5, Folder 6

Black Orange Blossoms. December 5, 1960.

 

Telephone Time.

Box 5, Folder 7

Under 18. June 14, 1957.

Box 5, Folder 8

The Other Van Gogh. May 28, 1957

Box 5, Folder 9

Pit-a-pit and the Dragon. March 25, 1957.

Box 5, Folder 10

The Quality of Mercy. January 23, 1958.

Box 5, Folder 11

The Immortal Eye. November 15, 1957.

Box 5, Folder 12

The Arithmetic Saylor. June 6, 1957.

Box 5, Folder 13

The Picture of the Magi. July 24, 1957.

 

The Texan.

Box 5, Folder 14

The Widow of Paradise. September 22, 1958.

 

The Thin Man.

Box 6, Folder 1

The Fatal Cliche. August 27, 1957.

 

The Untouchables.

Box 6, Folder 2

The Velvet Touch. July 29, 1959.

 

[Series Unknown]

Box 6, Folder 3

The Case of Dangerous Robin. January 24, 1961.

Box 6, Folder 4

Imp on a Cobweb Leash. July 16, 1957.

Box 6, Folder 5

Imp on a Cobweb Leash. July-October 1957.

Box 6, Folder 6

Love Came Late. June 28, 1957.

Box 6, Folder 7

Mirror, Mirror. February 27, 1959.