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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Robert Wells papers
    Creator: Wells, Robert, 1922-1998
    source: Gaines, Michael
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0269
    Physical Description: 8.5 Linear Feet (17 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1950s-1970s
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Michael Gaines, 2000.

    Biographical / Historical

    Robert Wells was born Robert Levinson on October 15, 1922; lyricist, composer, writer and producer whose songwriting credits included; From here to eternity, Born to be blue, Magic town, Re-enlistment blues, and When Joanna loved me; his most famous song was The Christmas song, co-written in 1945 with Mel Torme and popularized in recordings by Nat "King" Cole and countless others; nominated for Oscar songwriting awards for It's easy to say, From here to eternity, and County fair; was for many years producer and head writer of The Dinah Shore Chevy show, for which he received four Emmys; honored with two Emmy awards for Shirley MacLaine, If they could see me now; Wells died September 23, 1998.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4859503 

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Wells papers (Collection 269). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection consists primarily of television scripts and production the career of writer and producer Robert Wells. Includes materials for television shows and specials, motion pictures, and live variety shows including The Dinah Shore Chevy show. Also includes material for live performaces including: Victor/Victoria, and Shirley Maclaines Las Vegas show, If they could see me now. Additionally there is a small collection of slides and photographs for productions.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gaines, Michael