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Rubin (Benny) papers
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  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Rights Statement for Archival Description
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
    Title: Benny Rubin papers
    Creator: Rubin, Benny
    Identifier/Call Number: 2512
    Physical Description: 3.292 Linear Feet 3 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1971
    Abstract: This collection contains the scripts, photographs, and film reels of American comedian and actor Benny Rubin (1899-1986).
    Language of Material: English.
    Container: 1
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    Biographical / Historical

    Benny Rubin (1899-1986) was an American comedian and film actor. He was known for his ability to imitate many dialects. Rubin has over 200 film, television, and radio credits to his name.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains the scripts, photographs, and film reels of American comedian and actor Benny Rubin (1899-1986). Materials include photographs including Jerry Lewis, Louis Armstrong, and Jack Dempsey, and film stills; television scripts for "Adam-12" and "The Partners"; film reels; and plaques.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Rights Statement for Archival Description

    Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Benny Rubin, March 21, 1973.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Benny Rubin papers, Collection no. 2512, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    This collection is unprocessed.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Television scripts
    Plaques (flat objects)
    Television actors and actresses -- Archival resources
    Film stills
    Acetate film
    Rubin, Benny -- Archives