Finding Aid for the Smothers Brothers Television Scripts and Production Material PASC.0036
Finding aid prepared by Arts Special Collections staff, 2015.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2021 January 8.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
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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.
Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Gift of Dick and Tom Smothers, 1976.
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: 2976943
[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.
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.
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).
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
Smothers, Tom, 1937-
Smothers Brothers -- Archives