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Finding Aid for the William and Lee Bell Collection of Scripts for Television Soap Operas, 1958-
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Organization
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William and Lee Bell Collection of Scripts for Television Soap Operas,
    Date (inclusive): 1958-
    Collection number: 96
    Origination: Bell, William J. and Lee Phillip
    Extent: 877 boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing 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

    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

    William and Lee Bell Collection of Scripts for Television Soap Operas, 1958-. (Collection 96). Performing Arts Special Collections, Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    William and Lee Phillip Bell were born and raised in Chicago, IL; the couple married in 1954; William J. began his writing career (1956) on "Guiding Light," wrote for "As The World Turns," co-created "Another World" (1964) with Irna Phillips, and began writing for "Days Of Our Lives" (1966); he is executive producer, co-creator and head writer for both "The Bold And The Beautiful" and "The Young And The Restless"; Lee Bell graduated Northwestern Univ. with a BS in Microbiology, 1950; she began hosting her own afternoon talk show (1954) and went on to co-create "The Bold And The Beautiful" and "The Young And The Restless"; she is the recipient of numerous awards and is president of Bell-Phillip TV Productions.

    Organization

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. All My Children
    2. Another World
    3. As The World Turns
    4. The Bold And The Beautiful
    5. Days Of Our Lives
    6. The Guiding Light
    7. Laura
    8. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
    9. The Many Ways Of Love
    10. Our Private World
    11. The Young And The Restless

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of various versions of scripts for soap operas such as "The Bold And The Beautiful," "Days Of Our Lives," and "The Young And The Restless." Also includes production material and correspondence.

    Access Points

    Bell, Lee Phillip
    Bell, William J., 1927-
    The Bold And The Beautiful (Television program)
    The Young And The Restless (Television program)
    Days Of Our Lives (Television program)