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  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Rights Statement for Archival Description
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
    Title: Norman Tokar papers
    Creator: Tokar, Norman, 1920-1979
    Identifier/Call Number: 2269
    Physical Description: 11.25 Linear Feet 10 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1972
    Abstract: This collection contains the papers of director, producer, and actor Norman Tokar (1919-1979) including material on radio, television, and motion pictures. Includes scripts, photographs, cast lists, storyboards, stills, and production materials for various radio programs, television shows, and animated features.
    Language of Material: English.
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    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains the papers of director, producer, and actor Norman Tokar (1919-1979) including material on radio, television, and motion pictures. Includes approximately 430 scripts for "The Aldrich Family" radio program (1939-1952); scripts, photographs, cast lists, and production materials for the television show "Life with Luigi" (1952); casting books for miscellaneous television programs such as "Leave It To Beaver" (1957) and "The Robert Cummings Show"; approximately 15 television scripts for "Charlie Chan" (1958); production stills from various television shows and from many Walt Disney features including "Rascal" (1969) and "The Ugly Dachshund" (1966); story board sketches for Disney projects; general radio literature and brochures; and radio transcription discs.

    Biographical / Historical

    Norman Tokar (1919-1979) was an American director and actor. He directed over a dozen films for Walt Disney Productions from the 1950s to the 1970s, including Big Red (1962), "Savage Sam" (1963), "Those Calloways" (1965), "Follow Me, Boys!" (1966), The Ugly Dachshund (1966), "The Happiest Millionaire" (1967), "The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit" (1968), "The Boatniks" (1970), "Snowball Express" (1972), "The Apple Dumpling Gang" (1975), "Candleshoe" (1977), and "The Cat from Outer Space" (1978).

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Rights Statement for Archival Description

    Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library 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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Norman Tokar, December 27, 1973.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Norman Tokar papers, Collection no. 2269, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    This collection is unprocessed.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Motion picture producers and directors -- Archival resources
    Television producers and directors -- Archival resources
    Radio producers and directors -- United States -- Archival resources
    Radio scripts
    Motion pictures -- Casting -- United States -- Archival resources
    Television scripts
    Film stills
    Tokar, Norman, 1920-1979 -- Archives