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Smothers Brothers television scripts and production material
PASC.0036  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical History
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Preferred Citation
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Smothers Brothers television scripts and production material
    Creator: Smothers Brothers
    source: Smothers, Dick
    source: Smothers, Tom, 1937-
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0036
    Physical Description: 19.0 Linear Feet (45 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1975
    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 Dick and Tom Smothers, 1976.

    Biographical History

    Tom and Dick Smothers started performing togther in the late 1950s; their CBS Smothers Brothers comedy hour (1967-69) was cancelled over issues of censorship, political satire in entertainment, and overall creative control between the Smothers and CBS; they sued CBS and won but did very little performing; stopped performing together (1972) and for the next five years performed separately and together in stage productions; in the early 1980s, they re-formed their comedy team and became spokesmen for Magnavox; did The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 20th Reunion Show for CBS, 1988.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2976943 

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Smothers Brothers television scripts and production material (Collection 36). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Related Materials

    Smothers Brothers musical arrangements (PASC-M 36).  Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
    Smothers Brothers scripts for The Smothers Brothers comedy hour (PASC 69).  Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection consists of scripts and production material related to various Smothers Brothers' television series. Includes material for The Smothers Brothers comedy hour (1967-69), The Summer brothers Smothers show (1969), The Smothers Brothers summer show (1970), and The Smothers Brothers show (1965-66 and 1974-75).

    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.
    Scripts may not be photocopied without permission of copyright holder.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Television scripts.
    Smothers, Dick
    Smothers, Tom, 1937-
    Smothers Brothers -- Archives