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Lessing (Norman) papers
PASC.0145  
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Description
Norman Lessing's television career started in 1948. The collection primarily documents Lessing's television writing and includes television scripts, outlines, pilots, and story ideas. Additionally, there are motiom picture screenplays, radio scripts, and stage plays.
Background
Norman Lessing started his career writing for radio. Eventually he became a writer for television and motion pictures, worked a story editor and producer, and was also a playwright. He began his prolific television writing career in New York City and went on to work on popular programs such as Bonanza , Hawaii Five-0 , The Shirley Temple Storybook , Streets of San Francisco, and Your Show of Shows , among many others. His play 36 , was performed Off Broadway and in regional theaters in the United States. In addition to his work as a writer, Lessing was also a lifelong chess master. He died in Santa Monica, CA on October 22, 2001.
Extent
8.3 Linear Feet (20 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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