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Sam Manners papers, 1966-1988
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  • Conditions on Access
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  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biography/History
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Sam Manners papers
    Collection number: 2259
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 10.8 linear ft. (2 boxes and 10 cartons)
    Date: 1966-1988
    Abstract: Sam Manners was a television and motion picture producer with credits such as Dummy, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, The Naked City, and Route 66. The bulk of the collection consists of bound scripts from Manners’ television and motion picture projects. Also included are a small amount of photographs and biographical materials.
    Language of Materials: English.
    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.

    Conditions 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.
    Portion of boxes 7 and 12 are restricted from access and requires advanced notice for use.

    Conditions 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sam Manners Papers (Collection 2259). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7685782 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Kelly Manners; 2014.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Elsie Doolan with assistance from Julie Graham; May 2015.


    Savino Maneri, later changed to Sam Manners, was born March 29, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. Manners began his career as a production supervisor on the television series, The Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin. He went on to become an associate producer, a production executive and second unit director on the series Naked City, and associate producer, executive in charge of production and second unit director on the series Route 66. Among his other television credits are the series Dundee and Cullhane, Petrocelli, and The Wild Wild West, and the television movies Dummy and Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, which were both Emmy nominated for outstanding special. Manners’ motion picture credits include Cleopatra Jones, The Deadly Trackers, and Valdez is Coming, among others. Sam Manners died June 1, 2012.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    • 1. Biographical Information
    • 2. Television Projects
    • 3. Motion Picture Projects
    • 4. Photographs.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Manners, Sam--Archives.
    Motion picture producers and directors--United States--Archives.
    Television producers and directors--United States--Archives.