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Leon Tokatyan papers, 1970-1980
PASC 178  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Leon Tokatyan papers
    Collection number: PASC 178
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 11.25 linear ft. (27 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1980
    Abstract: Television writer and producer Leon Tokatyan penned the pilot for the television series Lou Grant. The collection consists of scripts, treatments, and research materials for various television series and unproduced film and television projects including Lou Grant, Double dare, Starman, and Hooperman.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    creator: Tokatyan, Leon

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Ara L. Tokatyan, 1997

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Leon Tokatyan Papers (Collection PASC 178). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233875 

    Biography/History

    Television writer and producer Leon Tokatyan began his career as a tour guide for NBC in New York. He wrote the pilot episode for the award-winning TV series Lou Grant, as well as wrote and produced several more episodes of the series. Tokatyan wrote for earlier television programs such as as Espionage, Kraft Suspense Theater and The Virginian. He was the recipient of the Writers Guild of America award for best writing in 1978 for the Lou Grant episode titled Vet. Among his other awards were the Humanitas best writing achievement award. Leon Tokatyan died on May 13, 1997.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of material related to the career of television writer and producer Leon Tokatyan. Includes scripts, treatments, and research materials for various television series and unproduced film and television projects. Television materials include Lou Grant, Double dare, Starman, and Hooperman.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by project title.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Tokatyan, Leon--Archives.
    Television producers and directors--Archives.
    Television writers--Archives.