Finding Aid for the Alan Levitt papers, 1966-1978

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Title: Alan J. Levitt papers
Collection number: PASC 90
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 7.5 linear ft. (18 boxes.)
Date (inclusive): 1966-1978
Abstract: Alan J. Levitt was a television writer. The collection consists primarily of scripts and production material for productions such as Three's Company (1977-1978) and Maude (1972-1973), among others.
Language of Materials: English
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.
Creator: Levitt, Alan J.

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.
RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of audio material requires production of listening copies

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alan J. Levitt Papers (Collection PASC 90). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1973129 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alan J. Levitt, 1981.

Biography

There is very little information available about Alan J. Levitt. Levitt was a television writer whose credits include Julia, Maude, and Three's Company, among others. His work on All in the Family garnered him an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, in 1972.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials related to television writer Alan J. Levitt. Inlcudes outlines, script drafts and revisions, treatments, and production information, ephemera, and audio cassettes of interviews. Among the projects represented in the collection are Julia , Maude , and Three's Company , among others.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Levitt, Alan J.--Archives
Television writers--Archival resources.

Container List

Box 15

Cassettes (21 items): All In The Family, Maude, Sanford, and others.

creator: Levitt, Alan J.--Archives

General note

Audio cassettes in this collection are restricted and require the creation of listening copies.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Television writers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
 

Black syllabus

Scope and Content

Black Glossary; pamphlet, How to turn black in ten easy lessons.
Box 14

Casting

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of actors and actresses.
Box 14

CBS Analysis

 

CBS/Hollywood Telephone Directory

Box 14

Crossword Research - clipping

Box 14

Grievance Against Danny Thomas Productions

Box 13

Pasadena Playhouse photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Yerma (7 black-white glossies); Tartuffe (15 black-white glossies); Twelfth night (10 black-white glossies); and 1 group photograph with no identification.
Box 13

Pasadena Playhouse programs (6)

Scope and Content Note

With two congratulatory cards and 1 letter.
 

Press clippings

 

Travel notes - local places of interest (road maps)

Box 14

Variety of assorted materials (6 folders)

Box 14

Writers Guild

Scope and Content Note

Writer payments
Box 13

Writers Guild of America, West, Inc.

Scope and Content Note

1977 WGA Theatrical and Television Basic Agreement.; Schedule of Minimums, 1977. "Theatrical and Television Film Basic Agreement," 1970, 1973, 1977.
Box 1

Adam's Rib: Roy, Romance, and Robbers

Scope and Content

Story outline, by Alan J. Levitt. (2 copies)
Box 1

All in the Family: Life In An Elevator

Physical Description: (2 copies)

Scope and Content Note

First draft; revised first draft, 11/16/71; final draft, 11/19/71; final draft (revised), 11/19/71
Box 1

All in the Family: Mike Is impotent

Scope and Content Note

Story outline; Notes 6/10/71. Mike's Trouble, First draft; Mike's Problem, first draft, 9/7/71; final draft, 9/17/71, includes cast and set lists; final draft, 9/17/71, As Broadcast (4 copies); cast photo.
Box 1

Annie and Albert: Pilot story

Scope and Content Note

Notes 2/26/75; Presentation (12 p.) and Story premises (4 p.) (edited copy) 3/10/75; Presentation and Story premises ( 9/18/75) Presentation and Story premises, 1st revision, 3/24/75 (2 copies); Stories (4p.); Stories premises (edited)(5p.); cast suggestions; clipping, Plumers not all drips, by Jack Smith; catalog, American Standard, 1974. (pluming fixtures)
Box 1

Ask the Artists: presentation,written for television by Lance H. Lange and Alan J. Levitt

Physical Description: (2 copies)

Scope and Content Note

16 p. illus.
Box 2

Baretta: The Lyman P. Dokker file

Scope and Content Note

Story outline 1/3/76; first draft 1/31/77; second draft 5/3/77, 2nd rev. draft 6/13/77.
Money, Money...Who's got the money? 12/27/76, story outline
Box 2

Barnett and Fairweather: feature pilot treatment 5/8/78

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 11

Barnett And Fairweather: feature pilot

Scope and Content Note

First draft, July 6, 1978; Second draft, September, 18, 1978
Box 2

The Big Bamboozle: treatment

Physical Description: (3 copies.)

Scope and Content Note

36 p., carbon copy typescript; 'an original story' 41 p., 'as of June 29', handwritten revisions; 'an original story' c.1966, by Alan J. Levitt, Larry Thor and Martin Fink,inc.cast of characters.
Box 2

The Bill Cosby Show: The great gum-ball affair

Physical Description: (2copies.)

Scope and Content Note

Second draft; final draft 9/5/69
Box 2

Boarding Party (AKA: What Are Friends For?) 2/25/78-3/15/78

Scope and Content Note

casting possibilities 3/1/78, 3/2/78, 2 p. no date; Story premises 4/5/78 (2 cop.) one copy annotated. Article "The cuckoo waltz", a comedy series in 19 parts made by Granada Television of England, handwritten notes, 3 p.: 2 clippings. Naturalization requirements and general information, U.S. Dept. of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service. United Stated Immigration Laws.
First draft 1/19/78 (2 cop.) Pilot teleplay; second draft 3/13/78, final draft (2 cop) 3/22/78; final draft 3/22/78 with revisions 3/24/78 annotated.
Box 3

Boris: a half-hour comedy series presentation, with story premises

Scope and Content Note

17 p. (3 copies) Story premises (draft), orig.typescript, 4 p.; Notes, 6 p. 'As of 4/22/1975'; Notes, orig. typescript, Tom Kuhn and AJL, 8/4/75; Premises, pp.11-13; Points to be Made.
Box 3

Call Me A Doctor half-hour television comedy

Scope and Content Note

created by Jerry Zeitman and Alan J. Levitt. Pilot teleplay Baby is a four letter word, written by Alan J. Levitt. (2 cop.); first draft 9/16/75, rev.10/4; draft 11/10/75 (2 cop.); Notes; Clippings (5); pen skecth Doctor,s home.
Box 3

The Captain And The Private film treatment

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; added carbon copy.
Box 3

The Catbird dialogue in one act

Physical Description: (2 copies.)

Scope and Content Note

Second draft 4/18/67
Box 4

The Courtship Of Eddie's Father: The Candidate

Physical Description: (2copies)

Scope and Content Note

Story outline,typescript; story outline carbon, annotated; First draft, annotated; Second draft; Shooting script, 1/24/71
Box 4

The Courtship Of Eddie's Father: It's all write with me

Physical Description: (2 copies)

Scope and Content Note

Story outline; First draft; Second draft; Shooting script 11/1/71
Box 4

The Courtship Of Eddie's Father: Ghetto girl

Physical Description: (3 copies)

Scope and Content Note

First draft; First draft revised (2 cop.); Second draft 9/24/70; Shooting script 9/28/70
Box 5

Floor Please treatment, typescript

Box 5

The Good Girls proposed series for television

Scope and Content Note

27 pages. With letter from Paul Rader to Ivan Green; outline, typescript and copy.; The Oklahoma City setting; Correspondence from Paul Rader to Ivan Green re: Moody.
Box 5

Hey, Molly: The Ladies Lounge

Scope and Content Note

Story outline by Budd Grossman and Alan J. Levitt, 7/23/76.
Box 5

Hey, Molly: Clothes make the woman

Scope and Content Note

Story outline by Budd Grossman and Alan J. Levitt, 7/20/76.
Box 5

The Interrogation (a comedy in one act)

Scope and Content Note

First draft, typescript;third draft, typescript.
Box 6

Julia: Anniversary Faults

Scope and Content Note

Story outline 8/27/70; First draft; Second story outline submit NBC 9/9/70, notations; Final 11/3/70 (5 cop.); Final 11/3/70 with revisions 11/30/70; revised pages 11/30/70, 12/8/70.
Box 6

Julia: The Grass Is Sometimes Greener

Scope and Content Note

First draft, typescript; Second accepted draft with third draft revisions; 11/3/70; Final 7/11/70; Final, second revised, 8/29/70 (3 cop.); plain drafts, undated.
Box 6

Julia: Long Time No Ski

Scope and Content Note

Second story draft with notes 3/25/70; First draft teleplay, submitted 4/9/70; Second draft; Final 4/28/70; Final 4/28/70 with revisions 8/4/70; revised pages 8/4/70.
Box 13

Justified Sinner historical background

Scope and Content Note

Exposition (to be included in the script); Plot; Story outline; Obligatory scenes; Script (schedule of stages of completion and cost estimate); Notes, 3 items
Box 7

The Ketchams half-hour comedy series

Scope and Content Note

Notes 11/19/76; Treatment 12/1/76; Revised treatment 12/6/76; revised 12/20/76; Story premises 12/10/76,12/20/76. "Mr. and Mrs. Sheriff" 1 p.
Box 7

Koska: Nobody's Perfect

Physical Description: (2 copies)

Scope and Content Note

Pilot story outline 9/17/74; Sentimental value, first draft 10/17/74; Pilot teleplay, second draft 11/8/74; draft n.d.
Box 7

Love American Style: The Night Before

Scope and Content Note

Typescript, pencil notations.
Box 7

The Lucy Show: Lucy Meets The Law

Scope and Content Note

Notes 12/13/66; Story idea, first draft; Story outline, second draft; First draft 12/1/66; Final draft 12/27/66, penciled notations; Final draft 12/27/66 (2 cop); Revised final draft 1/3/67; Revised final draft 1/3/67, rev. 1/4/67.
Box 8

Maude: cast photo, notes, letters

Scope and Content Note

With WGA Newsletter 4/73 with script of 25th Annual Awards Show.
Box 17, Volume Shows 13-18

Maude: Arthur Moves In 1/17/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 19-24

Maude: Carol's Problem 11/8/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 13-18

Maude: The Commuter Station 12/11/73

Box 17, Volume Shows 13-18

Maude: The Convention 11/30/72

Box 17, Volume Shows 1-6

Maude: Doctor, Doctor 7/26/72

Box 17, Volume Shows 1-6

Maude: Maude's Dilemma 8/31/72

Box 17, Volume Shows 13-18

Maude: Maude's Double Standard 12/7/72

Box 18, Volume Shows 1-6

Maude: Maude's Double Standard 7/31/73

Box 8

Maude: Florida's Affair

Scope and Content Note

Samuel French, Inc., 1975.
Box 18, Volume Shows 13-18

Maude: Maude's Revolt 1/4/74

Box 8

Maude: Maude's Reunion

Scope and Content Note

Samuel French, Inc., 1975.
Box 8

Maude: Flashback

Scope and Content Note

Story outline; First draft 7/18/72, with notations.
Box 17, Volume Shows 7-12

Maude: Flashback 9/21/72

Box 8

Maude: Florida's Affair

Scope and Content Note

Notes on "Florida's romance" 7/29/73; First draft, act one 7/11/73, act two 7/27/73; Final draft 8/21/73.
Box 18, Volume Shows 1-6

Maude: Florida's Affair 8/21/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 19-24

Maude: Florida's Goodbye 11/15/73

Box 8

Maude: Florida's Problem

Scope and Content Note

Notes "Florida's story" 11/29/72 (2 cop.); Final draft 1/24/73, includes cast, sets list, rehearsal/tape schedule.
Box 17, Volume Shows 19-23

Maude: Florida's Problem 1/24/73

Box 17, Volume Shows 7-12

Maude: The Grass Story 10/20/72

Box 18, Volume Shows 13-18

Maude: The Investment 1/26/74

Box 18, Volume Shows 1-6

Maude: Life of the Party - Part I 7/21/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 1-6

Maude: Life of the Party - Part II 8/15/73

Box 17, Volume Shows 1-6

Maude: Like Mother, Like Daughter 8/2/72

Box 17, Volume Shows 7-12

Maude: Love and Marriage 9/7/72

Box 18, Volume Shows 19-24

Maude: The Love Birds 11/27/73

Box 17, Volume Shows 13-18

Maude: Maude and the Medical Profession 1/10/73

Box 17, Volume Shows 1-6

Maude: Maude and the Psychiatrist 7/14/72

Box 17, Volume Shows 1-6

Maude: Maude and the Radical 8/10/72

Box 17, Volume Shows 19-23

Maude: Maude's Good Deed 2/16/73

Box 17, Volume Shows 1-6

Maude: Maude Meets Florida 7/7/72

Box 8

Maude: Maude's Guest

Scope and Content Note

Help wanted (notes) 8/17/73; Draft act one 11/16/73 and act two 11/20/73; First draft 11/29/73; Final draft 12/5/73.
Box 18, Volume Shows 19-24

Maude: Maude's Guest 12/5/73

Box 17, Volume Shows 19-23

Maude: Maude's Night Out 3/1/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 7-12

Maude: The Maude Musical 9/25/73

Box 17, Volume Shows 7-12

Maude: Maude's Reunion 10/12/72

Box 18, Volume Shows 1-6

Maude: Maude Takes A Job 7/11/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 7-12

Maude: Music Hath Charm 10/16/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 19-24

Maude: The Office Party 10/30/73

Box 17, Volume Shows 19-23

Maude: The Perfect Marriage 2/22/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 13-18

Maude: Phillip's Problem 1/18/74

Box 8

Maude: The Runaway

Scope and Content Note

First draft 1/24/74, act one 27 p. and act two, 23 p.; revised final draft 2/7/74.
Box 18, Volume Shows 13-18

Maude: The Run Away 2/7/74

Box 17, Volume Shows 7-12

Maude: The Slum Lord 9/28/72

Box 18, Volume Shows 7-12

Maude: Stitch In Time - Part I 8/28/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 7-12

Maude: Stitch In Time - Part II 9/14/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 13-18

Maude: The Tax Audit 1/11/74

Box 17, Volume Shows 7-12

Maude: The Ticket 9/14/72

Box 18, Volume Shows 7-12

Maude: Vivian's Problem 9/19/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 19-24

Maude: The Wallet 10/24/73

Box 17, Volume Shows 13-18

Maude: Walter's Dilemma 10/26/72

Box 17, Volume Shows 13-18

Maude: Walter's 50th Birthday 1/4/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 1-6

Maude: Walter's Holiday 7/18/73

Box 17, Volume Shows 19-23

Maude: Walter's Secret 2/8/73

Box 18, Volume Shows 7-12

Maude: The Will 10/3/73

Box 5

The Medalars: treatment, typescript

Abstract: Alan J. Levitt was a television writer whose credits include Maude and Three's Company, among other popular 1960s-1970s television programs. The collection consists primarily of television scripts related to the career of writer Alan J. Levitt, including such programs as Three’s Company (1977-78) and Maude (1972-73). The bulk of the collection consists of television project files containing one or more of the following: outlines, drafts, revisions, treatments and production information.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Organization and Arrangement

The files are arranged alphabetically by file and/or project titles.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Access

Audio materials in this collection are restricted and require advance notice for use.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alan J. Levitt Papers (Collection PASC 90). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Estate of Alan J. Levitt, 1981.
Box 10

Mind Your Language notes

Scope and Content Note

notes.
Box 9

Miss Winslow And Son: Birthday

Scope and Content Note

Production material; story conferences 7/78; letter re: director; casting interviews; story premises; First draft 11/10/77 (4 cop.); Second draft 12/30/77; Second draft revised 3/29/78; Final draft 4/7/78(4 copies);
Box 9

Miss Winslow And Son: My Mother The Helper

Scope and Content Note

Final draft 11/10/78.
Box 9

Miss Winslow And Son: The Pediatricians

Scope and Content Note

Second draft 10/20/78.
Box 9

Miss Winslow And Son: Post-Partum Blues

Scope and Content Note

Final draft 11/3/78.
Box 9

Miss Winslow And Son: Susan Steps Out

Scope and Content Note

Final 11/24/78, rev. 11/26/78.
Box 9

Miss Winslow And Son: A Visit From Aunt Victoria

Scope and Content Note

Final draft 10/6/78.
Box 9

Miss Winslow And Son: Miss Jones and son

Scope and Content Note

Camera script: Baptism under fire. Thames Television Ltd.
Box 9

Montezuma's Revenge film outline

Physical Description: (6 copies)

Scope and Content Note

Draft, 16 p.; Draft, 21 p. (4 cop.) and copy of AJL LIST; Draft, 23 p.
Box 10

Papa Fouquet (television series)

Scope and Content Note

Draft with notations and copy; "Pappapanos," Store premises with notations and copy; Cast list, 2 p. (possibles); Notes (10 items); articles (2).
Box 10

Paris 7000: Turn right at the Kremlin

Scope and Content Note

A story outline 12/2/69, typescript and copy; First draft 12/10/69; First draft 12/18/69; First draft 12/18/69 revised; First draft 12/18/69 revised third draft.
Box 10

A Penny A Day (comedy series)

Scope and Content Note

outline 12 p.; "Pennyweather's Polomac," 12/17/70 Story ideas; "A Penny a day," Story ideas; "The rivals" 12/23/70; "Spaced out"; Story Ideas; Leslie Uggams Series, typescript carbon, 12/17/70, notations; Presentation (2 cop.); character types (list).
Box 13

The Reunion play

Scope and Content Note

Script; notes.
Box 11

Tiger By The Tail film treatment

Physical Description: 5 copies.
Box 12

You're Just Like Your Father: presentation of a half hour comedy series

Physical Description: 2 copies;

Scope and Content Note

"The vacation," pilot teleplay, final February 11, 1976. 3 copies; Revised, January 13, 1976; treatment, 45 p., 2 copies: First draft, August 11, 1975
Box 12

You're Just Like Your Father: Junior's job

Physical Description: 3 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Production no.438192/1, March 17, 1976.
Box 12

You're Just Like Your Father: The proposal

Physical Description: 2 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Production no.438192/2, March 25, 1976
Box 12

You're Just Like Your Father: Help me Junior

Physical Description: 3 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Production no.438192/3, March 26, 1976.
Box 12

You're Just Like Your Father: Ginseng and tonic

Physical Description: 2 copies.

Scope and Content Note

Production no.438192/4, March 17, 1976.
Box 12

You're Just Like Your Father: casting

Scope and Content Note

Interviewee schedules, readings, suggestions, notes, etc.
Box 12

You're Just Like Your Father: notes

Box 12

You're Just Like Your Father: story premises

Scope and Content Note

Floor plan work drawing.
Box 13

The Very Red Herring treatment

Scope and Content Note

edited original and carbon.; Letter, Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, London, 1964; "Central Organisation for Defence" pamphlet, 13 p.
Box 7

Seven Crosses To Pahuacan story outline for screenplay

Physical Description: Typescript and copy.
Box 7

The Smith Family: Mac

Physical Description: (2 copies)

Scope and Content Note

First draft; First draft 7/8/71, with revised pages 8/11/71 and 7/8/71; second draft
Box 16

Three's Company: Alone Together 9/30/77

Box 16

Three's Company: The Baby Sitters 12/9/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Chrissy's Date 7/29/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Chrissy's Night Out 9/16/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Cyrano De Tripper 10/7/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Days of Beer and weeds 2/3/78

Box 16

Three's Company: The Gift 12/2/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Ground Rules 8/19/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Helen's Job 9/23/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Home Movies 12/23/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Jack in the Flower Shop 1/13/78

Box 16

Three's Company: Jack Looks For A Job 7/22/77

Box 13

Three's Company: Jack's Navy pal

Scope and Content Note

show 0220, Final draft, January 19, 1978; "Chrissy come home," show 0223, Final draft, February 16, 1978; "Bird song," show 0224, Final draft, February 23, 1978, "Coffee, tea or Jack," show 0225, Final draft, March 2, 1978. Photo: black.white glossy, 8 x 10, cast.
Box 16

Three's Company: Jack's Uncle 10/28/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Janet's High School Sweetheart 11/4/77

Box 16

Three's Company: The Rivals 12/16/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Roper's Car 9/2/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Stanley Casanova 10/21/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Three's Christmas 11/11/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Will The Real Jack Tripper ... 1/27/78

Box 16

Three's Company: Janet's Promotion 8/26/77

Box 16

Three's Company: Strange Bedfellows 8/5/77