Terrence O'Flaherty worked as
television critic for the San Francisco Chronicle from 1952-1986. The bulk of the collection
consists of television stills and promotional material collected by O'Flaherty during the
course of his 37-year journalistic career. Additionally included are scrapbooks documenting
his newspaper columns, subject files containing research materials, and a small amount of
correspondence and other writings by O'Flaherty.
Terrence O'Flaherty was born in Iowa in 1917, and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated with
a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to work as a fact checker at
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He served as a communications officer in the US Navy during World War
II. His first newspaper position was with the Santa Monica Independent, in 1949, and in
1950, he began working for the San Francisco Chronicle, where he would remain until his
retirement in 1986.
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