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Finding Aid for the Larry Gelbart papers, 1940-
PASC 22  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Larry Gelbart papers
    Date (inclusive): 1940-
    Collection number: PASC 22
    Creator: Gelbart, Larry.
    Extent: 248 boxes
    Abstract: Collection consists of material related to the career of writer and producer, Larry Gelbart. Includes scripts, treatments, production material, scrapbooks, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and video and audio tapes. Contains material from radio, television, theater, and motion picture productions such as City of angels (stage), The Bob Hope show (radio), A funny thing happened on the way to the forum (stage), M*A*S*H (television), and Tootsie (motion picture).
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Larry Gelbart, 1984, 1985, 1987.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Larry Gelbart papers (Collection Number PASC 22). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    Larry Simon Gelbart was born in Chicago, IL, Feb. 25, 1923-28 (sources vary); at age 16 he began comedy writing for radio's Maxwell House Coffee Times; from 1946-52, he continued writing for a variety of radio series such as "Duffy's Tavern" (1946), "Command Performance" (1946-47), and "The Bob Hope Show" (1949-52); started writing for television in 1950 and worked on shows including "The Red Buttons Show" and "Caesar's Television Comedy Hour"; started his career playwr iting in the early 1960s with the theatrical comedy, "The Conquering Hero" (1960); helped develop the television series "M*A*S*H" in 1972 and continued to work on the show until 1976 when he left to pursue other projects; the winner of many awards and honors, Gelbart has authored or co-authored numerous projects including the plays, "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" (1963), "Mastergate" (1989), "And City Of Angels" (1989), and the screenplays "Oh, God!" (1977) and "Tootsie" (1984).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of material related to the career of writer and producer, Larry Gelbart. Includes scripts, treatments, production material, scrapbooks, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and video and audio tapes. Contains material from radio, television, theater, and motion picture productionssuch as "City Of Angels" (Stage), "The Bob Hope Show" (Radio), "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" (stage), "M*A*S*H" (television), and "Tootsie" (motion picture).

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Projects
    2. Correspondence
    3. Video and Audio Tapes

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Gelbart, Larry --Archives.
    MASH (Television program)
    Television writers --Archival resources.
    Television producers and directors --Archival resources.
    Screenwriters --Archival resources.
    Radio writers --Archival resources.
    Dramatists --Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    scripts (documents)
    Television plays.

    Related Material

    Gene Reynolds Collection of Television Scripts and Production Material (Collection PASC 84). Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.
    Burt Metcalfe Collection of M*A*S*H Television Series Scripts (Collection PASC 17). Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.