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Movie Movie

Box 34 , Folder 20

Notes for a scene entitled "The Stand-In." Annotated. - Notes for fictional movie reel from the film. No dates.



Box 34 , Folder  9

Two letters regarding Jim Henson's rights to a project involving the Muppets. Both are from Albert DaSilva of DaSilva and DaSilva (2/11/82 and 7/29/82) explaining that Henson would have underlying rights as co-book writer and would receive half $.

Box 34 , Folder 19

Notes for the opening of "Muppets in Concert." 2 pages. No date.

Box 34 , Folder 10

Untitled special staring the Muppets. Produced by Max Liebman. Directed by Perry Lafferty. Associate Producer, Bob Tamplin. Marked "38." No date. 87 pages.


Museum of Broadcasting

Box  1 , Folder 14

Museum of Broadcasting Newsletters: vol. 7, no. 3 (Sid Caesar), vol. 10, no. 1, 1986 (Larry Gelbart seminars at the museum), vol. 10, no. 2 , 1986, Milton Berle. Written by: Caesar, Sid; Berle, Milton; Museum of Broadcasting

Box  1 , Folder 15

Fifth Annual Television Festival - Order of Presentation for opening event, March 7, 1988. - 6 drafts of texts for Julie Andrews and Larry Gelbart. Incl. brochures and programs. Written by: Andrews, Julie; Museum of Broadcasting

Box  1 , Folder 16

Council of Producers, Directors, Writers, Journalists, and Performers for the Museum of Broadcasting. Membership list, February 18, 1987. 5 pages. Written by: Museum of Broadcasting

Box  2 , Folder  1

2nd Annual Los Angeles Festival. Two Newsprint brochures for the Television Festival in Los Angeles, May 10-26, 1985.

Box  2 , Folder  2

3rd Annual Los Angeles Festival. Newsprint brochure, March 1986.

Box  2 , Folder  3

Publicity Packet of Exhibits. Topics include: BBC External Services, HBO: Reflections from a Decade, A Personal View by Alistair Cooke, MB News, Hanna Barbera: 25 Years, Muppets, Bob and Ray: A Retrospective, See It Now, Toscanini, Master Theatre.

Box  2 , Folder  5

Correspondence re: Television Series, Tributes, Seminars, Exhibits, New Museum Building, Television Festival.

Box  2 , Folder  4

Programs for Seminars on Writing for TV. - Interview with Larry Gelbart, 70 p. - Transcripts of Seminars, October 2-5, 1984, 139 p. - Flyer/Schedule. - Biography with Credits, 6 pages. - Seminar notes.

Box  5 , Folder  5

5th Annual Los Angeles Festival. Souvenier Booklet, 1988.

Box 15 , Folder  3

9th annual Los Angeles Television Festival. Facsimilie copy of the souvenir booklet, February 28, 1992. Includes correspondence.


Museum of Modern Art

Box  6 , Folder 13

"Television USA: 13 Seasons," Program & brief history of US television, presented by the Museum of Modern Art's Film Library. 40 pages.


Museum of Television and Radio

Box 24 , Folder 23

Draft and revisions of L. G.'s contribution (article) to "Stand Up: Comedians on Television.", published by the Museum.[Book in Arts Library].

Box 24 , Folder 19

"Send out the Clowns." Article written by Larry Gelbart. No date. 5 pages.

Box 30 , Folder  9

MT & Review Spring 1994 (Premiere) and MT & R News, 1992.

Box 33 , Folder 39

Correspondence regarding a speech given during the "Salute to Television and Radio," April 27, 1993. - Handwritten copy of the speech, 2 pages.


National Broadcasting Company

Box 13 , Folder  3

Correspondence regarding Pheonix House, May 1986-1989.

Box 34 , Folder 30

USA vs NBC, transcript of an out of court settlement regarding pending anti-trust charges against NBC. December 10, 1974.


National Constitution Center

Box  3 , Folder  1

Correspondence and minutes from board meetings. Larry Gelbart was a member of the Board of Directors. July 20, 1988 - June 25, 1991. 42 items. - Illustrate & Learn, study packet for elementary aged children re: amendments, 1991. - Report on Audits.


National Theatre of the Deaf

Box 17 , Folder  4

Information booklet for the 1992-3 season. Includes list of titles performed and information on the actors.



Box  9 , Folder  4

Correspondence regarding libel suit against Simon and Schuster for Chapter 13 of "Wired" (about filming of "Neighbors"). Suit brought by widow of John Belushi and Larry Gelbart. June 13, 1984 - July 10, 1984. Suit was dropped.



Box 34 , Folder 16

A proposal for television by Leonard Gross and Larry Gelbart. No date. In outline form. 6 pages.


Northwestern University

Box  9 , Folder 12

"Writing for Television." Manuscript with cover letter by Stuart Kaminsky, requesting and introduction for the book, 187 p. Larry Gelbart quoted in text.

Box 10 , Folder  8

"NU Students go to Niteskool to get an education in video" (Chicago Tribune 3/22/85). - "Dedication key to success: MASH writer" (Daily Northwestern 11/10/82).

Box 10 , Folder  5

Schedule of Visit (3/1-7/84). Founders Campaign (Fundraising Package) - Memoranda re: planning meetings. - Report to Campaign Steering Committee (7/28/86). - Minutes of Meeting, Architectual Photographs. - Personal Proposal. - IMC Newsletter.

Box 10 , Folder  4

Preliminary Corporate Prospects (6/25/84). - Media Studies at Northwestern University - Interim Report (July 1984). - Media Studies Campaingn Preliminary Foundation Prospects (6/25/84).

Box 10 , Folder  3

Prospect Reports for Institute of Modern Communication which includes the School of Speech. Preliminary Foundation Prospects (6/25/84). - Preliminary Individual Prospects (6/25/84).

Box 10 , Folder  1

Correspondence with various deans of Northwestern University's School of Speech. - January 10, 1984 - October 4, 1989.

Box 10 , Folder  6

Studies for propossed restructuring of School of Speech into Institute for Modern Communication. - "Communication Programs @ Other Major Insitutions," "School of Speech Report, 1985 N. Central Assoc. Evaluation Team." - "Nat'l Advisory Council"

Box 10 , Folder  2

Informational packets regarding Commincations Department, School of Speech, finances, and donations, 1984-1989.

Box 10 , Folder  7

Notes relating to School of Speech, Department of Radio/Film/Television Seminar taught by Larry Gelbart (1985). Includes some submitted script treatments.


O'Connor, Carroll

Box 34 , Folder 18

Outline for a project starring Carroll O'Connor, entitled "Put them all Together." No date. 2 pages.


Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters

Box 13 , Folder  8

Corresponence regarding Air Force, Charity luncheons, 1987-8.


Paramount Pictures

Box 13 , Folder  7

Correspondence with Paramount Pictures and Viacom, 1985-89.


Parrish, Robert

Box 13 , Folder  6

Correspondence with Robert Parrish, 1985-89.

Box 33 , Folder 22

Letter of appreciation written in screen play format. Marked "To Larry with Love." 5 pages. No date.


PBS Tribute

Box 39 , Folder  6

Correspondence and script adaptations re the " Writers Guild Tribute to Larry Gelbart" to be aired on PBS stations, March 1998, entitled " M*A*S*H, Tootsie & God".


Pen Center USA West

Box 40 , Folder  4

Program, correspondence and text of speech by Larry Gelbart, October 1997.


Person to Person

Box 34 , Folder  6

Parody of the series Person to Person. Sketch involves Ed Bow-wow's interview of Mr and Mrs Richard Divot. No date.


Personal Primer

Box  5 , Folder  1

"A Personal Primer." Delivered at the 6th Annual Artists' Symposium for Writers, Sponsored by the Committee for the Arts of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, 10/13/84. Several drafts. - Correspondence re: Symposium. Handwritten drafts (3).

Box 35 , Folder 17

"A Personal Primer" delivered at the 6th Annual Artists' Symposium for Writers, October 13, 1984, 37 pp. 2 copies; "Personal Primer", dated March 14, 1998, 44 pages.


Peter and the Wolf

Box 34 , Folder 31

"The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents: An Evening with John Williams and Walter Matthau," which marked the West Coast Premiere of Gelbart's version of Peter and the Wolf. March 12, 1986. Invitation and program.


Pine, Arthur

Box 13 , Folder 12

Correspondence with Arthur Pine, 1989-91.

Box 24 , Folder 15

Foreword for Arthur Pine's "One Door Closes, Another Door Opens." January 8, 1993. Annotated.



Box 33 , Folder 17

Playbills: "Conversations with My Father", at the Royale Theatre, July 1992. - "Laughter on the 23rd Floor", Richard Rodgers Theatre, June 1994. - "Jelly's Last Jam", Virginia Theatre, July 1992.


Press Clippings

Box 39 , Folder  7

Various dates in 1997.

Box 41 , Folder  1

Clippings, April, May 1998.


Proper Thing, The

Box 34 , Folder  2

Two drafts of a sketch involving either a character or an actor with the last name of Bean and his reaction to the Etiquette column. No date.


Pursuit of Happiness

Box 33 , Folder 32

Outline of screenplay entitled Pursuit of Happiness with note to change title because title had been used in a General Motors sponsored show. No date. No other title given.


Randall, Tony

Box 33 , Folder 27

Notes for a sketch in which Tony Randall explains advances in television broadcasting. No date.


Research Files

Box  6 , Folder  3

"Tambara and Vladimir Maksimov," submitted to Gelbart from the Department of History at Hamline University, 10/11/88, 25 p. -Media articles from "The Nation," 1989. - "Safeway LBO Yields Vast Profits but Exacts A Heavy Human Toll," Susan Faludi.

Box 15 , Folder  5

Research into the Death Penalty. Various articles and court transcripts, 1989-91.

Box 15 , Folder  9

Miscellaneous clippings of interest to Larry Gelbart.

Box 23 , Folder  4

Articles of interest to Larry Gelbart. Topics include: Mazda, Asian food, M*A*S*H on Broadway, POWs in Vietman. 1994-6.

Box 24 , Folder 21

Articles of interest to Larry Gelbart, including the death of McLean Stevenson. 1994-6.

Box 28 , Folder  6

Articles of interest to Larry Gelbart, re: Neil Simon, Marcia Walkenstein, etc.

Box 31 , Folder 16

Miscellaneous articles and clipings of interest to Larry Gelbart. 1996-7.

Box 33 , Folder 24

Research regarding libel. Includes a transcript of a suit: Jeffrey M. Masson v. The New Yorker Magazine, Inc, June 16, 1988. Includes a cover letter from Louis C. Blau of Loeb and Loeb, May 7, 1990.

Box 33 , Folder 19

Articles of interest to Larry Gelbart. "Cy Howards Dies at 77," Books of the Times, "What the Navy Taught Allen Schindler's Mother," "To Make a Hit, You Need a Pitch," "On Michall Jeffers," etc. 1980-90s.

Box 35 , Folder  2

Articles of interest to Larry Gelbart, including an essay on the Korean War, "Private Eye has Nazis in his Sights," etc.



Box  4 , Folder 19

Biographical information. - Credits, compiled Gelbart for Dan Harrison, 9/21/93. Biography by Frank Liberman & Assoc, no date, 5 p. - Who's Who in the American Theatre, 6/10/64, 3 p. - USC Film Writing Biography, 10/17/90, 8 p. - Vitae, 1982.

Box 19 , Folder  1

Annotated resume of Larry Gelbart. Dated April 8, 1992. 8 pages.

Box 34 , Folder 25

Biographical time line of Larry Gelbart's life and career from 1941 to 1992. Prepared by Jay Malachar. - Two-page bio.


Reynolds, Debbie

Box 35 , Folder 26

Sheet music for song "Wall Flower" by Milton Berle, Buddy Arnold, Larry Gelbart, recorded by Debbie Reynolds, 1957. 3 copies.


Reynolds, Gene

Box 15 , Folder  7

Correspondence with Julius Lefkowitz and Company regarding Gene Reynold's finances, April 1976.


Rickey, George/Miki Bennoff

Box 34 , Folder 32

Exhibition catalog, UCSB Art Museum, March 5 - April 18, 1993, signed. - Dedication program UCLA Molecular Biology Inst., Nov. 23, 1986, incl. note.


Robbins, Jerome

Box 14 , Folder  2

Correspondence regarding Actors' Equity Permission for duplication of tapes to be donated to the Lincoln Center Library. June 1989.


Rogers and Cowan, Inc

Box 35 , Folder  1

Annotated guest list for an unnamed tribute, memorial or other special event. 2 pages. No date.


Saks, Sol

Box 11 , Folder 24

Correspondence wtih Sol Saks regarding the nature of comedy, 1984-5.


Santa Barbara Writer's Conference

Box 11 , Folder 19

Correspondence regarding the 1983 Conference in which Larry Gelbart participated.


Shake Slide and Burn

Box 12 , Folder 16

Correspondence with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra regarding production of Gelbart's "Shake Slide and Burn", 1986.

Box 33 , Folder  4

Notes for piece for Los Angeles Chamber Orcherstra, January 10, 1979. Annotated.


Simon, Neil

Box 25 , Folder  8

Laughter on the 23rd Floor, a New Play by Neil Simon, in two acts. Inside title page autographed: "To Larry, with Love, Don." 3rd draft, 1993. - Article regarding debute of play, Los Angeles Times, 1994. - Souvenir program.


Slick, Beth

Box 24 , Folder  9

Foreword to "Word 6 for Dos for Dummies" by Beth Slick. Facsimilie of Gelbart's foreword with a cover letter from Beth Slick. May 26, 1993. - Translation of Foreword into Portuguese with cover letter from Slick.


Sly Fox

Box 11 , Folder 11

Correspondence regarding Sly Fox and Volpone: The Governor's School of South Carolina, ATV Corporation, Stoll Theatres, & Screen Actors Guild. Spring-Summer 1978.

Box 33 , Folder 41

Handwritten casting list, June 15, 1995.


Sondheim, Stephen

Box 14 , Folder  6

Correspondence with Stephen Sondheim regarding Young Playwrights Festival, 1986-91.


Space Musical

Box 34 , Folder 17

Notes entitled "Space Musical" which outline plot points later used for Flash Gordon. 7 pages. No date.


Stark, Ray

Box  8 , Folder  3

Correspondence with Ray Stark regarding Barbarians at the Gate. March 27, 1990 - March 31, 1992.


Tadlock, Tad

Box 33 , Folder 35

Correspondence regarding changes in dialogue for a screenplay. One page of handwritten dialogue is attached to the cover letter but no title and no dates are given.


Television Academy Hall of Fame

Box 13 , Folder 10

Correspondence regarding Gelbart's role as a member of the selection committee. 1984-88.


Theatre Projects Associates Limited

Box 12 , Folder 13

Correspondence regarding English production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", 1985-6.


Train, The

Box 34 , Folder 21

Outline for a project about a train crew during WWII. No date.


Trilly Poole

Box 33 , Folder 30

Notes for a screenplay about a woman who runs her own model agency. No date. Handwritten. 2 pages.


Twentieth Century Fox

Box 13 , Folder  2

Correspondence with Harris Katleman, Scott Rudin, Ken Levine, David Issacs, Chuck Panama & David Robinson, 1986-9.


U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Aspen, CO. 1998

Box 38 , Folder  5

Brochures, programs and correspondence - L.G. panel participant - writer's seminar.


Union College

Box 12 , Folder 17

Correspondence regarding a commencement speech and honorary degree, Spring 1986.


United States

Box 11 , Folder 12

Correspondence (business and fandom) regarding United States.


University of California, Los Angeles

Box 11 , Folder 20

UCLA Extension Writer's program regarding classes taught by Larry Gelbart, 1984-6. College of Letters and Sciences, Honors Division, 6/11/87. - School of Theater/Film/Televison, February 1993.

Box 12 , Folder 15

Streisand Center. Business correspondence. Gelbart was on the Board of Directors. 1985-6.

Box 24 , Folder 20

UCLA Librarian, Volume 47, Number 2, Winter/Spring 1995. See page 35, article regarding the donation of the Larry Gelbart collection to Arts Special Collections.

Box 30 , Folder  5

Point of View, Spring 1993. Magazine of the School of Theater, Film and Television. Article about Larry Gelbart joining the Dean's advisory board.


University of Southern California

Box  4 , Folder 18

Correspondence 1991 (School of Cinema-Television).

Box  6 , Folder 12

"Film School," by R. Parrish, based on L. Gelbart, pp. 1-9. Includes commencement address given by Gelbart at USC, 5/9/91, p. 10-17. - L. Gelbart retrospective, USC Filmic Writing, 10/26-8/90, autograph book. - "Fictional Characters & Real People."


Untitled Projects

Box 33 , Folder 26

Drafts and notes, some handwritten, for several untitled projects.

Box 33 , Folder 33

Lists of ideas for sketches, television series and commericals. No dates. Handwritten.

Box 34 , Folder  8

Sketch for a parody of an interview with Mike Flawless and William Penman. No date.

Box 34 , Folder  7

Sketch involving two men on the telephone at work. - Sketch at a railroad stations (Harry and Joe). No dates.

Box 35 , Folder 20

Sketch, 13 pages, with annotations. First part with dialogue, rest in synopsis style. Characters: Sheffield, Girl, Girl 2, Girl 3, Countess, Penny Underwood, Mulvaney. Location: London, U.S. Army field headquarters in Italy, New York City.


Walt Disney Company

Box 12 , Folder 11

Correspondence regarding "Gulliver." March, 1986. - Hyperion Books, 1992. - Buena Vista Home Video, May 29, 1992.


Weston, Jay

Box  3 , Folder 15

Jay Weston's Restaurant Review. Issue #20, 1988. See "From Russia with Love," p. 8. Describes culinary tour of Russia with Larry Gelbart.

Box 14 , Folder  3

Correspondence with Jay Weston and Jay Weston Productions regarding making an American Western in Moscow, 1989.


Writers Guild of America

Box  9 , Folder  9

Writer's Guild Strike. - 2 packets of negotiations, August 1985, prepared by David W. Rintels (1 w/ cover letter), 85 p. - Report, regarding need for a Strike Fund, March 4, 1986, 7 p. (Includes 2 p. definition of a Strike Fund.)

Box  9 , Folder 10

Articles re: Writers Guild Strike, including Gelbart quiting Oscar Show because of the strike, March 1985 - March 1986.

Box  9 , Folder  8

Misc materials. - News letters, 1986. - Profiles on Larry Gelbart (20). - Misc. flyers and undated correspondence.

Box  9 , Folder  6

WGA: "Minority Report in Opposition to the Proposals," 1990. Reguest to members to vote down a contract extension, 10 pages.

Box  9 , Folder  5

Correspondence, March 22, 1979 - March 4, 1992. Topics include: Seminars led by Gelbart and Writers Strike.

Box  9 , Folder 11

Elections, 1990-1992. Includes correspondence, campaign platforms, and election proceedures information.

Box 15 , Folder  4

Article by Robert Sontag in "A Journal of Opinion," August 1982, Volume 2, re labor relations enttiled Is the majority alewyas right?" .

Box 17 , Folder  3

Writers Guild 1992 Extension Agreement, December 12, 1990. Topics include: Special Membership meeting, 1992 MBA Extension, related amendments. Meeting was held, January 16, 1991.

Box 18 , Folder  5

Writers Guild of America, West. Correspondence and Newsletters, February 1993.

Box 29 , Folder  7

Miscellaneous Writers Guild materials. -Rocci Chatfield for Board of Directors. - WGAw according to Carl Gottlieb. - Lorin Draft - GROW hotline information - Misc articles pertaining to WGA.

Box 33 , Folder  6

Suit involving the Writers Guild of America regarding the legality of the "family hour" and "balace" practices in writing for television. Materials range from 1976-1983.

Box 33 , Folder  5

Handwritten letter marked "Notes for letter to WGA in re: Contract Extension, 1991." 2 pages.

Box 36 , Folder --

Department of Labor, 1997. E-mail and related correspondence re the election and election process and a labor dispute involving WGA/East. 4 folders.

Box 37 , Folder  2

Souvenir program book: "Words nto Pictures". The 1997 Film and Telelvision Writers Forum .

Box 41 , Folder  2

Election Committee: Letters, faxes and e-mail re election and legal issues, 1997 through approx. February 1998. 6 folders.


You Should See What You're Missing

Box  3 , Folder 11

Chicago Public Television Forum style broadcast, April 20, 1976, WTTW/ Channel 11. Articles (4) relating to broadcast, in which Larry Gelbart was a participant.


Your Show of Shows

Box  9 , Folder  3

Correspondence regarding reissue of "Your Show of Shows" to Showtime and the purchase of rights by ZIV. Gelbart and Mel Tolkin sued for royalities, hiring counsel from Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp. June 4, 1985 - May 30, 1986.



Box 35 , Folder 15

"Zodiac: A Television Special Series" by Larry Gelbart. Proposal, February 25, 1970. 1 page with title page.




Articles about Larry Gelbart

Box  6 , Folder  4

Articles that span the first third of Gelbart's career (1944-1968).-Topics include: Duffy's Tavern, Sid Caesar, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, etc.

Box  6 , Folder  5

Articles from time spent in England, 1968-1978 (approx.). Topics include, Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip, M*A*S*H, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, & Oh God!

Box  6 , Folder  6

Articles from 1982 to 1991. Topics include: End of M*A*S*H, AfterM*A*S*H, United States, City of Angels, etc.

Box 19 , Folder  4

Misc news clippings regarding Larry Gelbart and his projects, 1992.

Box 24 , Folder 18

June 1995: "The Story Structure Gurus," "A Conversation with Ernest Lehman," "Larry Gelbart Current Events." - March 1996: "Caesar's Hour Revisited."

Box 25 , Folder  9

Articles re: Gelbarts. "Author exhibits wit and wisdom at museum," re: reunion at Palm Springs museum. - "Harry at Your Head," re: Harry Gelbart. "Search for a Postmodern Theater," Interviews with playwrights.

Box 33 , Folder  8

Miscellaneous articles about Larry Gelbart. 1996.

Box 33 , Folder 20

Articles about Larry Gelbart: Gelbart and the Writers Guild of America, Jolie Memoire (race horse owned by Gelbart), Being a judge for the Ten Best Films (Premiere, March 1992), "Network" and CBS, etc.

Box 35 , Folder 16

Copy of an article in the Journal of the Writers Guild of America, Dec. 1997-Jan. 1998.


Articles by Larry Gelbart

Box  3 , Folder  7

"How I Spent my Summer Vacation." Article for TV Guide by Larry Gelbart, Sept 22-28, 1956. 3 1/2 published copies, 1 typed original (4 p.)

Box  3 , Folder  5

Article about Woody Allen for Jean Penn of Playboy. Written by Larry Gelbart. Typed drafts, 3/6/90, 3 copies, one with annotations. MS draft, 3/6/90.

Box  3 , Folder  6

Notes for an Esquire article, some typed, some handwritten, 2 packets. No date. Annotations.

Box  3 , Folder  9

Outlined notes for possible article, annotated, 4 p. - Blank Freelance contract with US Magazine, no date.

Box  3 , Folder  8

"Audacious. Satirical. Hip. Sophisticated. Wonderfully Silly." Review of the It's Garry Shandling's Show, by Larry Gelbart, 05/16/87. 1 1/2 published copies, marked w/ letter to Gelbart re: Joan Rivers. - Drafts (3), Correspondence, notes. TV Guide

Box  3 , Folder  2

"Playwrights for President." Article by Larry Gelbart for Mirabella, July 1990, 2 p. - Copy editor's draft, with annotations. Drafts (7): 1 marked "final 3/26/90," 4 p. - Packet of "roughs and notes," no date.

Box  3 , Folder  4

"TV Guidance" by Larry Gelbart for Vogue, February 1985. 2 pages. -Published copies (2 + cover art). - Typed drafts, 3 copies, one with annotations, no dates. - MS notes, annotated in red, no date.

Box  3 , Folder  3

By Larry Gelbart for Hollywood Reporter. - "Funny People" by Steve Allen, 2/5/82 (3 drafts, 2 published). - "Screening Sickness" by Ernie Lehman, 10/17/82 (typed original, published copy). - Quote for Susan Sorenson book review.

Box  4 , Folder  8

"Peering Through the Tube Darkly.." Article by Larry Gelbart re: Rodney King, New York Times, April 16, 1995. - Notes for "What literature most influence you as a child?" 1988.

Box  6 , Folder  8

Rolling Stone: Letter to the Editor, May 13, 1985, 3 p.

Box 24 , Folder 16

Nine revisions of an article written for New York Times regarding Art and Life, Spring 1995.

Box 24 , Folder 10

Miscellaneous writings by Larry Gelbart for possible tributes and articles. No dates.

Box 25 , Folder 10

"An Open Letter to Mr. Larry Gelbart," a response by J. David Miles. - Numerous drafts of a rebuttal to the letter by Larry Gelbart. Articles appeared in The Journal, December/January 1992.

Box 25 , Folder  2

Review of "Thank You for Smoking," by Larry Gelbart. Appeared in the New York Times Book Review, 1994. Multiple xerox copies of article. - Letters of congratulations re: article.

Box 26 , Folder  4

Vanity Fair, Special Hollywood Issue, April 1995.

Box 26 , Folder  2

Contract between Gelbart and Harpers Bazaar, correspondence and a few drafts of articles, including "Palm Spring." 1993.

Box 26 , Folder  1

Articles written for Harpers. Two on City of Los Angeles, one on Palm Springs and one on Birthdays, 1993.

Box 26 , Folder  3

"Ten Out of Fifty," article by Larry Gelbart for Emmy magazine, regarding the first fifty years of television, January 8, 1996. Includes letter from Emmy.

Box 33 , Folder  2

Handwritten notes, marked "Random thoughts, I guess in response to questions long forgotten." No date, 7 pages.

Box 35 , Folder 19

Untitled, undated essay re: artists/writers in politics at the occasion of Vaclav Havel's speech before a joint session of of the House and the Senate.



Box  3 , Folder 16

Program: Union College Commencement Excercises, June 15, 1986, Schectady, New York. Larry Gelbart received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree.

Box  4 , Folder 20

Palm Street Walk of Stars. Correspondence regarding the placement and engraving of the star in Palm Springs, June 6, 1995.

Box  4 , Folder  3

Pacific Pionner Broadcasters, Silver Anniversary, January 1991 (Gelbart was honored in 1987). - Larry Gelbart Film Retrospective, USC, 1990. - 1983 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Ceremony, 3/19 & 3/25/84 (Gelbart was nominated).

Box  4 , Folder  1

Vetty Awards, Presented at the U.S.S. Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, October 31, 1990. Presented by The Vietnam Veterens Ensemble Theatre Company. Vetty Award Presented to Larry Gelbart and accepted by Loretta Swit.

Box  6 , Folder 11

Transcript of speech given at the Tony Awards, 1990. 3 copies, 4 pages each.

Box  8 , Folder 10

"Junior Ad Club, Spotlight on Achievement, Script #9." Award given to Larry Gelbart by the Junior Advertising Club of Los Angeles (1950). Transcript of Radio presentation. Includes skit of how Gelbart got his start in writing. 8 pages.

Box 11 , Folder  6

AfterM*A*S*H Awards: Humanitas nomination. - People for the American Way (1987). - Laurel Award. - People's Choice Award (1984). - Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. - Beverly Hills Theatre Guild.

Box 11 , Folder  5

Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Roast. Correspondence, 2 Programs, Guest List, & Speech (Notes and typed copy, 2 p.), Proclimations by County of Los Angeles, Governor of California, US Congress, City of Beverly Hills, City of Los Angeles, et al.

Box 11 , Folder 13

Correspondence regarding 30th Annual Christopher Awards. Larry Gelbart was awarded for Movie Movie, 1979.

Box 15 , Folder  6

Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters lunch, May 15, 1987. Notes for a speech given by Larry Gelbart.

Box 18 , Folder  4

Awards: Pritikin Masters Certificate, October 3, 1991, "in recognition of continued commitment to opitmal health. - Producers Guild of America, award for M*A*S*H, March 2, 1992.

Box 24 , Folder 22

Award nominations for City of Angeles: Tony Award and Edgar Allen Poe Award. 1994.

Box 25 , Folder  5

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Nomination for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy for the M*A*S*H Pilot. For the 1972-3 Emmys.

Box 25 , Folder  6

Writers Guild of America Annual Award, Nomination for Television Writing Achievement for Adapted Long Form for "Barbarians at the Gate," 1993. - Certificate and invitation.

Box 32 , Folder  7

Correspondence regarding finalization of guest and host list. November 1996 - January 1997

Box 32 , Folder  8

Correspondence regarding script for the Writers Guild Tribute to Larry Gelbart. November 1996 - January 1997.

Box 32 , Folder 10

Publicty and articles relating to the Writers Guild of America Tribute to Larry Gelbart, January 1997.

Box 32 , Folder  6

Final guest list for the Writers Guild Tribute to Larry Gelbart, January 28, 1997.

Box 32 , Folder  9

Writers Guild of America Tribute to Larry Gelbart, revised final script, January 24, 1997. - Script, as of January 14, 1997. Produced by Michael Hirsch.

Box 33 , Folder  1

Resolution Honoring Larry Gelbart, signed by Gray Davis, Lt. Governor of California, January 28, 1997. Part of the Writers Guild of America Tribute to Larry Gelbart.

Box 34 , Folder 24

Photograph of Larry Gelbart, Walter Halsey Davis, Vikie Patik and two unidentified people holding their award plaques from the Writers Guild of America. Gelbart won for "Barbarians at the Gate."

Box 35 , Folder 21

Program and invitation to the Writers Guild of America Tribute to the Writer - Lifetime of Career Excellence, January 28, 1997.

Box 37 , Folder  1

Congratulatory notes and other related items, March 1998, re Tribute to Larry Gelbart.


Clinton, William Jefferson

Box  4 , Folder 10

"Summit Upon Summit" by Larry Gelbart and "Let's Get Undepressed" by Spaulding Gray for the New York Times, January 17, 1993. Articles about the election and inauguration of Bill Clinton.

Box 18 , Folder  3

Campaign report and strategy for Democractic party. Written by Greenberg-Lake, April 15, 1992.


Dukakis, Michael

Box  2 , Folder 11

Op/Ed Piece for Los Angeles Times, Supporting Michael Dukakis in 1988 Presidential Primaries, May 20, 1988. 6 drafts, some with annotations. - Handwritten message to Janet Clayton, Op/Ed section.

Box  2 , Folder 10

Campaign speeches for Governor Dukakis, written by Larry Gelbart, 1988: MS draft for speech on George Bush, 6 p., Terrorism (3 p), GOP Primer (2 p), Declaration of candidacy, (2 speeches, 5 p. & 8 p.)

Box 33 , Folder 37

Photocopy of a handwritten speech for Michael Dukakis. Marked: "Attn: Marty Kaplan." Ends with "Larry Gelbart, Capri, Italy, 24 August, 1988." 5 pages.


Eleanor Roosevelt Award Dinner

Box  4 , Folder  2

"Pay the Two Million Dollars." Written by Larry Gelbart, performed by Walther and Charles Matthau, for the ADA Foundation's First Annual Eleanor Award Dinner, April 3, 1982. - Includes scripts, 10 p.


Gregory Dunne/The Monster

Box 35 , Folder 24

Book review for the New York Times, March 2, 1997 for John Gregory Dunne's book. Incl. advance uncorrected proof copy.



Box  4 , Folder  6

Interview with Larry Gelbart, by Linda T. Dennison for Writers Digest, April 1995. 3 pages.

Box  4 , Folder  7

"Spotlight on..Larry Gelbart: 'I Never Tried to Write Objectively..'" Article by Linda T. Dennison, For Eclectic Rainbows, WInter/Spring, 1995, 6 p.

Box  4 , Folder 23

US News and World Report (2): "Conversation with Larry Gelbart," 1 marked "Original Transcript," 10 p. - Marshal Berges: Interview w/ P & L Gelbart, 6/14/78 (MS notes, 2 typed). - June 1987 Interview. - 8/4/83 Interview. Hollywood Scriptletter 7/81.

Box  4 , Folder 21

2 letters from Ronald L Davis, Director, Oral History Program, Southern Methodist University, re: interview with Larry Gelbart for the archive. - Completed and annotated transcript from the interview, July 30, 1985, 49 p.

Box  4 , Folder 22

Interviews with Larry Gelbart. - Michael Hirsch for Comedy Tonight, nd. - Transcript of Gelbart answers, no name for interviewer, 1992. -Stanley Silverman re: Stanley Donen, 1/18/92. - Jon Winokur, (2). - Hofstra University, Larry Suid, 7/8/85.

Box  6 , Folder  2

"Interview: Larry Gelbart," student interview by Peter Moore, 1983, 7 p. - "Affable Icon-Questions for Larry Gelbart," by Steve McCambridge, 11/4/91, annotated, 4 p. - "Understanding Film," Bone/Johnson, 3/15/85, 5 p. - "The Quest," Jerry Greenberg.

Box 24 , Folder  5

Transcript of an interview with "Froug." No date. Annotated.

Box 24 , Folder  2

Pages 135-142 of an unpublished book of interviews written by Burt Prelutsky. Has cover letter dated August 30, 1995.

Box 25 , Folder 15

Question cards for Steve Allen's Question Card Routine, October 27, 1993.

Box 25 , Folder 16

Proof for a printed interview entitled "A Conversation with Larry Gelbart." Printed in Dramatists Guild Quarterly. Marked revised, March 5, 1992.

Box 29 , Folder  2

"Profile: Larry Gelbart," one interview and two articles re: Barbarians at the Gate. Summer, 1994.

Box 29 , Folder  8

Various printed interviews with Larry Gelbart, 1994-6.

Box 29 , Folder  3

Interview by Linda T. Dennison for Writers Digest, May 27, 1997. Correspondence re: interview, each letter with updated and annotated transcript of the interview.

Box 30 , Folder  7

Dramaticists Guild Quarterly, Spring 1992. "Conversation with Larry Gelbart."

Box 33 , Folder 11

"A Conversation with Larry Gelbart" in Written By, the Journal of the Writers Guild of America, December/January 1997.

Box 33 , Folder 12

Letter from Burt Prelutsky regarding his interview of Larry Gelbart for the book "Success" published by Dove Books, April 1997. Letter is annotated.

Box 33 , Folder 13

Transcript of an interview with Larry Gelbart conducted by Vickie Karp, June 21, 1996.

Box 33 , Folder 16

Transcript of 48 Hours: "On Sunset Boulevard," July 28, 1993. Includes a short interview with Larry Gelbart. See pages 22-4.

Box 33 , Folder 14

Print out of the Writer's Guild web page. Includes transcript of the WGA interview with Larry Gelbart, 1996.

Box 34 , Folder 26

Hebrew translation of an interview with Larry Gelbart and a retranslation into English. Includes correspondence with Dov Amir regarding the interview and translations. August 5, 1994.

Box 34 , Folder 37

Questions for an interview given by Judith Searle and Barbara Meltzer, no date, 2 pages.

Box 35 , Folder  4

Interviews with Wendy Moon. Hollywood Scriptwriter: "A Maestro Takes on the Rewriting Process: Larry Gelbart," by Wendy Moon, February 1997. -Email with Moon re: interview. - Text copy of the interview for review before it was published.


Lehman, Ernest

Box 33 , Folder 34

Notes for a possible foreward. Handwritten draft. No date. Annotated in red ink.


Perot, Ross

Box  4 , Folder  9

"Perot's Ticket to the White House." Article written by Larry Gelbart for New York Times, June 16, 1992.


Reagan, Ronald

Box  2 , Folder 12

"Japan Buys a Used President," aka "ERR:Emperor Ronald Reagan," New York Times Op/Ed by Larry Gelbart, 1989. 7 drafts, some w/ annotations. - Short version, for a Beverly Hills Library Reading, 10/28/90, 2 copies. - Correspondence re: article.



Box  2 , Folder  6

Population Institute Speech written by Larry Gelbart for Jack Lemmon. Three copies. No date. 2 pages.

Box  2 , Folder  7

Invitation to Speak at the Annual Supreme Court Luncheon, June 7, 1983. - Letter from Louis C. Blau, attached article by Gelbart: "In Defense of Laughter. - Typed transcript of Gelbart speech, annotated, 14 p. - Handwritten speech, 15 p.

Box  5 , Folder  3

University of Southern California, Marked "1973 or 1974?," typed copy and 2 sets of notes. - Commencement Speech for Cinema-Television, 5/9/91. - Printed reproductions of Commencement speech (Emmy, Washington Post)

Box  5 , Folder  2

Foundation for New American Music, 9/14/80 & 1982. ABC: "State of TV," 9/15/77. - Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Lunch, 5/15/87, photos (6) Gelbart, C. Reiner, G. Reynolds, etc. - Academy Awards, 11/12/81 - Laurel Awards (P. Chayefski).

Box  5 , Folder  4

Speech for Sandra Moss, Chairperson of SHARE. May, 1988. - 2 Thank you letters from Moss to Gelbart.

Box  6 , Folder 10

Misc speeches, one dated January 2, 1991. 8 items.

Box 24 , Folder  1

Speech for Doctor's Luncheon in Chicago. Given at Cedars-Sinai.

Box 24 , Folder  7

"The Jewish Artist: Realities and Myths." Transcript of Speech given to the Hadassah Beverly Hills Chapter, April 20 1994. Includes cover letter as invitation, January 10, 1994.

Box 24 , Folder 17

Transcript of speech given at the Palm Springs Museum to the Women's Committee. January 23, 1995.

Box 25 , Folder  1

Humanatias Prize Luncheon, Keynote Address. Given by Larry Gelbart at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, July 6, 1995. - Transcript, 9 pages, letters of thanks re: speech. - Program and list of prize finalists.

Box 33 , Folder 21

The Internation Friends of Grafitti Appreciation and Recital Society." Humorous speech written by Larry Gelbart and Jerry Ross, no date.

Box 35 , Folder 25

Text of speech delivered at the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Lunch, May 15, 1987, 11 pages.

Box 35 , Folder  6

Humanitas Prize Luncheon, Keynote address by Larry Gelbart. July 6, 1995. 9 pages.




Arnold, Danny

Box 34 , Folder 34

Invitation to a surprise birthday party/tribute. Invitation is in the form of a Daily Racing Form. January 27, 1990.


Averback, Hy

Box 23 , Folder  7

Tribute to Hy Averback hosted by Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters. Correspondence with Larry Gelbart regarding tribute, May 3 1996.

Box 33 , Folder 15

Transcript of speech given in tribute by Larry Gelbart at the Pacifc Pioneer Broadcaster Luncheon. No date.


Benny, Jack

Box  1 , Folder 13

Letter and contract with the Museum of Broadcasting re: Jack Benny book and exhibition, incl. it's Statement of Purpose. 7 drafts/versions (typed) of L.G.'s Forward to MB 's book. - Incl. background information on Jack Benny. Written by: Museum of Broadcasting; Benny, Jack

Box 24 , Folder 11

Foreword by Larry Gelbart for a book about Jack Benny. No date. 2 pages.


Berle, Milton

Box  1 , Folder 11

Museum of Broadcasting Tribute to Milton Berle, April 19 - May 30, 1985. Program, 51 p. - 2 typed versions of speech by Larry Gelbart, and 11 handwritten pages, and 6 pages of notes. Written by: Berle, Milton; Museum of Broadcasting


Berle, Ruth

Box  1 , Folder  7

Eulogy given by Larry Gelbart at Temple Emanu-El, 30 April, 1989, 6 typed versions with annotations. Written by: Berle, Ruth


Burns, George

Box  1 , Folder  3

Tribute: "A Gala Evening with George Burns: The Museum of Broadcasting, Sunday, November 5, 1989, The Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom." Drafts of Program: Order of Events/Speakers, 4 versions. Written by: Museum of Broadcasting; Burns, George

Box 23 , Folder  8

Tribute to George Burns for his 100th Birthday and a dedication of The Burns & Allen Research Institute.


Burton, Jay

Box 24 , Folder  8

Transcript of eulogy given at the Jay Burton Memorial Service, April 28, 1993.


Buttons, Red

Box  1 , Folder  4

Tribute: Life Time Achievement Award for Red Buttons. Handwritten notepad, 13 pages, undated. Written by: Buttons, Red


Caesar, Sid

Box  1 , Folder 10

Museum of Broadcasting Tribute to Sid Caesar, November 9 - December 31, 1982. - Program with "an appreciation by Steve Allen." - Two articles: Daily News 11/12/82 & Washington Post, n.d. - Handwritten speech by Larry Gelbart, 4 pages. Written by: Ceasar, Sid; Museum of Broadcasting

Box 35 , Folder  3

Articles honoring Sid Caesar and "Caesar's Hour," 1996.


Coleman, Cy

Box  1 , Folder  1

One-page drafts of tribute to Cy Coleman, Sept. 1990, 4 drafts with annotations. Written by: Coleman, Cy


Crosby, Bing

Box  1 , Folder  8

Memorial (to Crosby) and tribute to his partner, Bob Hope. - 3 typed transcripts by Larry Gelbart, March 1, 1982. - One handwritten draft. Written by: Crosby, Bing; Hope, Bob


Edwards, Blake

Box 30 , Folder  4

Preston Sturges Award presented to Blake Edwards by the Writers Guild of America, west amd the Directors Guild of America. October 22-4, 1993.


Fuchs, Michael

Box 33 , Folder 10

Two souvenier booklets from the People for Americam Way's 1996 "Spirit of Liberty Award dinner honoring Michael Fuchs.


Gilford, Jack

Box  1 , Folder  5

Transcript of memorial speech for Jack Gilford given by Larry Gelbart at Minneapolis, 20 June 1990. 3 copies, incl. .1 handwritten. Written by: Gilford, Jack


Granoff, Buddy

Box 24 , Folder  3

Memorial: "A Few Words about Buddy." Eulogy given by Larry Gelbart at the Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York City, April 30, 1996. 3 pages. 2 copies. - Similar eulogy given at the Friars Club, Beverly Hills, June 1996.


Greenbaum, Everett & Hal Kantor

Box 24 , Folder 13

Transcript of tribute given to Everett Greenbaum and Hal Kantor, marked "Birthday Party, Winter '92." 4 pages.


Hope, Bob

Box  1 , Folder 12

Museum of Broadcasting Tribute, May 2-June 14, 1986, Exhibit" A Half Century on Radio and Television:, 78 p. - Dinner speech, St. Regis Hotel, N.Y.C., 6 pages of notes, notecards 2 -22. - Invitation to Studio2, NBC Burbank: 85th Birthday Celebration. Written by: Museum of Broadcasting; Hope, Bob

Box 35 , Folder  8

Articles of tribute to the career of Bob Hope, 1996. - Correspondence with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, re: "Bob Hope and the Academy: 50-50," May 20, 1996.


Johnson, Lyndon B

Box  2 , Folder  9

Washington's Salute to President Johnson, May 26, 1964. Program with Presidential seal and Participant Backstage Pass for Larry Gelbart. Gelbart wrote material for Gregory Peck, Allan Sherman, Gina Lollobrigida.


Julian, Arthur

Box 25 , Folder 14

Transcript of eulogy given at the Arthur Julian Memorial Service, Writers Guild of America Theater, March 3, 1995.


Kantor, Joseph S

Box 25 , Folder 13

Transcript of eulogy given at the Memorial Service for Joseph S. Kantor, April 26, 1993.


Kennedy Center Honors

Box 23 , Folder  5

Booklet from the 1995 Kennedy Center Honors. Awards were given to Jacques d'Amboise, Marilyn Horne, B.B. King, Sidney Poitier, & Neil Simon. Cover is autographed by participants.


Kennedy, John Fitzgerald

Box  2 , Folder  8

Washington's Salute to President Kennedy, Jan.1964: texts by L. G. for several participants, ms draft and typed versions. Incl. telegram from Lyndon Johnson and note from The White House. - "JFK Remembered", Visual Arts Project, 1993, 3 typed versions. Written by: JFK Remembered


Lehman, Ernest

Box 23 , Folder  6

Tribute for Ernest Lehman's 80th birthday, written by Larry Gelbart. Includes correspondence with Steven Suskin who coordinated the tribute.


Lewis, Catherine

Box 33 , Folder  3

Draft letter of condolence "Dear Hannah and David, no date. - Another condolence leter " Dear Felicia" re Nick..no date.


Mancini, Henry

Box 25 , Folder  3

Tribute speeches for Henry Mancini. Written by Larry Gelbart, delivered by various celebrities. Speeches dated 4/18/94. - Contact speech for possible participants.


Mercer, Johnny

Box  1 , Folder  2

Academy Foundation: "Mercer and the Movies," October 22, 1987. - Scripts for the program (2), one handwritten, no dates. - Program sequences (5) with annotations. - Background materials on Johnny Mercer w/ cover letter from Douglas Edwards 10/24/87. Written by: Academy Foundation; Mercer, Johnny


Paar, Jack

Box 35 , Folder 23

Handwritten notes on cards, 9 cards, no date.


Penn, Arthur

Box  1 , Folder  9

Tribute given by Larry Gelbart, June 1990. Typed transcript, in the form of a primer, with cover letter and annotations. - MS transcript, also in primer form. Written by: Penn, Arthur


Reiner, Carl and Estelle

Box 25 , Folder 12

Transcript of speech given at the Reiner's 50th Anniversary celebration, December 3, 1993.


Schwartz, Sherwood

Box 24 , Folder  4

Program and speech for the Sherwood Schwartz dinner at the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild. Schwartz received the Spotlight Award. October 29, 1995.


Siegel, Don

Box 15 , Folder  8

"A Memorial Celebration for Don Siegel, October 26, 1912 - April 20, 1991." A pamphlet for a memorial held at the Directors Guild of America, June 8, 1991.


Simon, Neil

Box 25 , Folder  4

New York Friars Club Tribute to Neil Simon, April 25 1993. Program and seating. - Excerpt from "Art of Theater." Souvenir booklet. - Letters to Larry Gelbart re: speech given at the tribute.


Sondheim, Stephen

Box 30 , Folder  6

Q/A session with Stephen Sondheim, no date.


Thomas, Danny

Box  1 , Folder  6

Memorial article written by Larry Gelbart for Danny Thomas. Published in New York Times, February 17, 1991. 2 copies (one is a photocopy). - Two typed originals with cover letters. Written by: Thomas, Danny


Weiss, Lou

Box 24 , Folder 12

Transcript of speech given to honor Lou Weiss. 2 pages. No date. Annotated.


Wilder, Billy

Box 23 , Folder  9

Career achievement award, 1995. Presented by the Writers Guild Foundation. Program and rundown.





Box  6 , Folder 15

Congratulatory cards for various Gelbart projects: M*A*S*H, City of Angeles, & Mastergate.

Box  6 , Folder 14

Birthday cards for Larry Gelbart, mostly from 1988-1991.

Box  7 , Folder  3

Holiday Cards: Rosh Hashana, New Years, Christmas, St Patricks Day.

Box  7 , Folder  4

Post cards from friends traveling abroad.

Box  7 , Folder  1

Invitations to various functions, parties, and ceremonies.

Box  7 , Folder  5

Thank you cards from friends: Jack Paar, Miriam Paar, Danny Thomas family, et al.

Box  7 , Folder  2

Letters and cards from family members.

Box 14 , Folder  7

Cards from friends, miscellaneous topics, 1986-90.

Box 18 , Folder  9

Birthday cards for Larry Gelbart, February 25, 1992. -Thank yous and Holidays, 1992.

Box 21 , Folder  6

Cards from friends and family, 1992-4.

Box 23 , Folder  1

Cards received 1994-6.

Box 31 , Folder 12

Cards received 1997.

Box 31 , Folder 13

Cards received 1996.

Box 31 , Folder 14

Cards received, no date. Either 1996 or 1997.

Box 35 , Folder 18

Personal items, June 1997.


Cisarsky, Violet

Box  4 , Folder 13

Eulogy for Pat Gelbart's mother, written by Larry Gelbart. 1989. Marked "VI's Eulogy." 9 pages. - MS notes for Eulogy.


Gelbart, Adam

Box  4 , Folder  5

Adam Gelbart. 2 items. Cowiehouse School Christmas Concert program, 12/12/64. - Temple Emanu-El, Program for Worship (4:00 PM, Bar Mitzvah of Adam Gelbart), 3/9/74.


Gelbart, Frieda

Box  4 , Folder 12

Eulogy for Frieda Gelbart. Series of handwritten notecards, marked "Eulogy for Mother."


Gelbart, Harry

Box  4 , Folder 11

Articles regarding Harry Gelbart's defection from Drucker's Barber Shop, Naming of Racehorse for H. Gelbart, and recovery from a Fire at Gelbart's barbershop. - "The Invisble Haircut," by Irving Lehrer, 1954, 65 p. - Letter to J. Rezikoff re: JFK

Box 34 , Folder  1

Sketch, typed with annotations, featuring 'Harry" [Gelbar?], Andy, Patti, customers in barbershop. Marked 3rd draft. No date. Two acts. 31 pages.


High School

Box  3 , Folder 12

Yearbooks (5): Marshall High School, Chicago: 1942 "June Review" (see pages 15 & 87) & 1945 "Marshall Review." Fairfax High School: 1945 "Colonial," 25th Year Reunion (June 12, 1970), 60th Anniversary Reunion, 1984 (see Intro. & Hall of Fame).

Box  4 , Folder 14

"Wac-Happy," marked" written by Larry Gelbart, 1943. Handwritten on steno paper, 9 pages. - Gregg Steno Note Book marked "Personal Property of Larry Gelbart and Jack Mauck, Inc." On back, marked "Fairfax High School, LA, 1942."


Marshall, Pat

Box 24 , Folder 14

Transcript with lyrics of tribute for Pat Marshall's (Mrs. Gelbart) 70th birthday party, January 17, 1994.

Box 33 , Folder 38

Lyrics to a song in tribute to Pat Marshall (Mrs. Gelbart) written by Cathy Gelbart and edited by Larry Gelbart, January 10, 1994. 2 pages.

Box 34 , Folder 33

Letters, cards to Larry Gelbart during a trip to Europe, 1977.


Membership cards

Box 25 , Folder  7

British equity, visiting artist membership card. - Two copies of a daily crossword in which Gelbart is one of the clues.



Box  4 , Folder  4

Promotion to Sergeant. September 1946. War Department, Information and Education Department, Los Angeles Branch Office. 2 copies.

Box  6 , Folder  9

Airforce papers: Authorization for Bob Hope's crew to use military aircraft for transport between USO shows, 12/30/48. - Program for "The Airlift Christmas Caravan," Germany 1948. - Scroll of Appreciation to Gelbart for services rendered, May 1951.



Box  3 , Folder 14

Passports (3): United States Passports: 1951, 1955-9, 1980-5.



Box  3 , Folder 13

Photographs (21items): L. Gelbart & G. Reynolds, 1991. - Gelbart, G. Reynolds, G. Burns, M. Berle, et al. - Gelbart & T. Randal et al. - P. Domingo & P. Strassbly, Gelbart family, B. Tatte, H. Averback, E. Garner, Gelbart on TV (Casa Gutierez, 3/24/86)

Box 25 , Folder 11

Autographed photograph: "To Larry with admiration and respect -- with laughter and tears, always." Signature is illegible. Dated 1993.

Box 35 , Folder 10

4 black and white photographs of Larry Gelbart. No date.


RMS Queen Elizabeth

Box 15 , Folder 10

Passenger Lists (2), includes Larry, Pat and Becky Gelbart. - Correspondence on ship's stationary. - Certificate of crossing the equator.


Slade, Hampton & Son Ltd

Box 34 , Folder 28

Certificate of ownership of an Apollo 11 commemorative medal. Purchased, July 20, 1969.


Walkenstein, Marcia Gelbart

Box 30 , Folder  3

Two articles summarizing the photographic career of Gelbart's sister, 1992.

Box 33 , Folder 36

Handwritten eulogy marked "for Marcia's Memorial Service, Miami - April 21, 1996."




Abrams, Ian

Box 11 , Folder  4

Screenplay entitled "Joy" by Ian Abrams, based on Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Marked "For Larry Gelbart, 'The Master.' Completed second draft, October 3 1991, 107 p.


Birth of a Network

Box 10 , Folder  9

Typed MS by Dan Harrison, with dedication to Larry Gelbart and Stanley Ralph Ross. - Historcal annalysis of the Fox Broadcasting Company's television development. 143 pages.


Bonded Seal

Box 11 , Folder  2

Script for either film or television project by Becky Gelbart and Susan Kramer, second draft, October 27 1986, 31 p.


Broadcast Standards in the 1970s

Box 35 , Folder  5

The sixth chapter of a larger piece, written by Leslie Jackson Turner, regarding television in the 1970s. Includes a letter to Larry Gelbart explaining the piece, September 9, 1996.


Dismissed in the Interest of No One

Box 11 , Folder  7

Outline by Anthony Schneider, April 1990. Includes correspondence.


Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard

Box 24 , Folder  6

Excerpt from untitled book. Chapter four: "Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard." Annotated and autographed. No date.


Feats of Clay

Box 35 , Folder 12

Notes for "Feats of Clay". No date. 44 pages.


Flying Karamazov Brothers Juggling Music

Box 33 , Folder 23

Proposal for a music video album, 3 pages, no date.


Grotesque, The

Box 14 , Folder  8

Submitted by Judd Bernard, 9 page synopsis by Patric McGrath, May 9, 1990.


How to Make a Good Script Great

Box 34 , Folder 39

Essay on improving ones script writing skills. Essay serves as an introduction to a longer piece. No date. 6 pages.


Larry Gelbart Presents Comedy Tonight

Box 11 , Folder  1

"WTTW Productions offers for your consideration.. Larry Gelbart Presents Comedy Tonight, A comedy anthology series of six 60 minute original works or adaptations." Proposal for a PBS comedy anthology by Mike Hirsch" No date. 7 p. Annotated.


Leigh, Carolyn

Box 11 , Folder  3

Synopsis for a musical by Carolyn Leigh, in the form of a letter to Larry Gelbart, May 5 1982, 4 pages. Includes lyrics.


Overnight Success

Box 35 , Folder 11

Music and lyrics to "Overnight Success," dated 1987.


Something to Believe In

Box 12 , Folder  9

Submitted scenes and related correspondence between Larry Gelbart and Lord Grade of Elstree (The Grade Company), July 1983.



Box 33 , Folder 25

Synopsis of the novel "Stepwives" by Phillis Stevens, July 3, 1990. Includes cover letter to Lou Blau from Jack E. Reedman, July 20, 1990.


Sweet Dreams Atlantic City

Box 19 , Folder  5

Synopsis of a stage production being written/produced by Cy Coleman and Christopher Gore


Audio and Video Tapes



Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. Five nominated songs.



Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. Research, 1983.

Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. Final 1984.



Box LG-T-8

3 audio cassettes. n.d.



Box LG-T-1

Prod. Day #21, Shot 4/27-92.

Box LG-T-8

Two audio cassettes. Read by the authors Bryan Burroughs and Jophn Helyar. Harper Audio edition.



Box LG-T-2

Nos 1-3. n.d.



Box LG-T-5

Audio cassette. "I must be doing soemthing right".



Box LG-T-8

Three audio cassettes. "Characters:, 12/16/79; "Outline", 12/16/79; Arthur Penn 5/28/80.



Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. "From Century Plaza", 1973.



Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. "Tribute to Ross MacDonald". n.d.



Box LG-T-2

Opening night reviews and reports, n.d.

Box LG-T-3

C-D of the Original London Cast Recording.

Box LG-T-5

Audio cassette: Act II of original Tokyo cast.

Box LG-T-8

Audio cassette. Original Tokyo cast. Act I and II.



Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette.



Box LG-T-6

10 audio cassettes, 6 dated May 1987 (Cy, David, Larry, and Act I ), 1 dated 1985 (Larry Cy Coleman), 1 dated 1984 (Larry , Cy Coleman), 2 undated.



Box LG-T-8

Two audio cassettes. "Soap interview", n.d. "Dustin/Susan Pratt" 4/3/81.



Box LG-T-3

Hosted by Keith Berwick, March 26, 1987, DGA. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2 audio cassettes.



Box LG-T-6

Audio cassette. Larry Gelbart and Arthur Penn, 6/5/79.



Box LG-T-1

Video cassette.



Box LG-T-8

Three audio cassettes: "Voyage to Lilliput" and Voyage to Brobdingnag. Sir Joyhn Gielgud, Music by Patrick Williams, narrated by Larry Gelbart.



Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. O'Brian with Gelbart, 12/5/78.



Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. WOR (Radio), NYC 10/1/84.



Box LG-T-6

2 Audio cassettes. "Comedy for the Screen", 11/12/81.



Box LG-T-5

8 audio cassettes, Janaury - December 1984, many with Peggy Gilbert. December 6 tapes include Patrick Palmer, Charles Milhaupt, Meeting to Discuss, Revisions on First Draft.



Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. Unidentified event, n.d.

Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. "Tootsie, M.A.S.H. and me"Santa Barbara Writers Conference". n.d. [on reverse side of tape with CHARLES CHAMPLIN].



Box LG-T-1

Pilot Episode, September 17,1972. 20th Anniversary Collection Edition.

Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. Reynolds/Gelbart/Carol Hemongway, Jan. 1976.

Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. Songs :Five Gold Stars", "Big Mac Is Comin". Loudon Wainwright III. n.d.

Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. MASH segment, on "All Things Considered", 1/28/83.



Box LG-T-1

Rollins & Joffe Imagination Prod. Final Edited Sweetend Master Viewing Dub Stereo, 10/25/92

Box LG-T-1

Showtime. Mastergate Compilation Reel, promos. n.d.

Box LG-T-1

Showtime Networks, Inc. Mastergate Clips, CBS Sunday Morning 11/1/92; Entertainment Tonight 11/1/92; CNN Showbiz 10/30/92; E! Entertainment 10/28/92.

Box LG-T-2

TV News, 3 minutes, n.d. Video D Studios, NYC

Box LG-T-2

MVP Films, The Golden Group. "What Did the President Know", 10/2/89.

Box LG-T-2

Mastergate # 2, n.d.

Box LG-T-2

First Cut View Copy, 9/22/92.

Box LG-T-2

Raw footage, Video D Studios, Inc. N.Y.C., n.d.



Box LG-T-1

Waldorf Astoria, NYC, November 9, 1987. Incl note resound quality of the tape.



Box LG-T-6

Audio cassette. KABC, 3/2/83.



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Audio cassette. Martin ..., Harry Handlim, Rebecca York, 12/6/78.



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Audio cassette. L. G and Everett Greenbaum. interview with Miss Alvernel (?). Research, 1982.



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[9] Songs from .. Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston. 1/4 inch tape.

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Audio cassette. Marked "Yeston". n.d.



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Audio Cassette. Presentation 5/26/87.



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Audio cassette. Sketch, 1983 or 1982.



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Studio Run Thru, 10/22/91

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ABT, 1992

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ABT, October 1991

Box LG-T-5

Audio cassette, note attached "Not good, but with video, it might help."

Box LG-T-5

Audio cassette: LSO- Previns. n.d.



Box LG-T-7

Audio cassette. L.G. notes for review of Ernest Lehman's book, 1982.



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2 audio cassettes, WNEW w/ Larry Gelbart, Part I and Part 2, 9/24/87.

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Audio cassettes with Larry Gelbart, 12/14/87.



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Larry Gelbart Clips. Vid-Edit, Los Angeles. n.d.



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30audio cassettes of conversations Hoffman-Ashby-Gelbart--Pollack. January-December 1981.

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Two audio cassettes. Tape # 31 and Log.



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Audio cassettes for episodes # 1,2,4,7,8.9.10,13,14,15,18,20, and Theme.

Box LG-T-5

Audio cassette: Interview on Public Radio, n.d.

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Audio cassette: Greenfield, CBS- May 4.



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Audio cassette. Live from Trumps", 3/16/85.

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