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Finding Aid for the Duke Goldstone Scrapbooks, ca. 1920s-ca. 1990s PASC 359
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  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Duke Goldstone scrapbooks
    Collection number: PASC 359
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.2 linear ft. (8 flat boxes.)
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1920s-ca. 1990s
    Abstract: Duke Goldstone was a film and television director and producer for more than 60 years. The collection consists of eight scrapbooks documenting Goldstone's long career.
    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.
    General Physical Description note: 8 flat boxes (3.2 linear ft)
    Creator: Goldstone, Duke

    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 Dian Fauntelle, 2001.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Duke Goldstone scrapbooks (Collection PASC 359). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    Louis 'Duke' Goldstone was born in Omaha, NE on January 17, 1914. He attended the University of Nebraska. Goldstone started his film career as a property man at Universal during the silent film era. He worked as editor and then director at Paramount, RKO, and Pathe, working mostly on short films. In the 1940s he began his association with George Pal working as editor on Destination Moon, The Great Rupert, and Puppetoons. In the early 1950s he went into television and working for Swift-Chaplin Productions, he directed classic animated commercials featuring such characters as Speedy Alka-Seltzer, the Hamm's Bear and the Jolly Green Giant. He directed popular television variety shows for Liberace, Frankie Laine, Horace Heidt, Connie Haines and Florian Zabach, and Betty White's first situation comedy, Life With Elizabeth. Additionally in the early 1950s, he wrote, produced and directed Snader Telescriptions, television's first music videos. In 1965, he established an industrial film company, RFG Associates, and for the next 30 years produced hundreds of commercial and educational films. Goldstone died in Los Angeles, on April 16, 1998 from heart failure.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of eight scrapbooks created by and related to the career of director and producer Duke Goldstone. The scrapbooks consist primarily of original photographs, but also include original and copied clippings, occasional script pages or production information pages, and ephemera pertaining to projects in which Goldstone was involved in some capacity, colleagues, family and friends. Among the various projects documented in the scrapbooks are Goldstone's involvement with George Pal productions, Snader Telescriptions, his industrial film company, RFG Associates, and his association with Charlie Chaplin. Additionally documented are Goldstone's travels in the United States, particularly the Southwest.

    Organization and Arrangement

    There is no specific arrangement to the collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Goldstone, Duke--Archives