Bruce Herschensohn was a prolific writer and filmmaker involved in domestic and foreign politics, known for his documentaries
and political commentaries. The collection includes items collected and created by him as an independent filmmaker, a Director
at the United States Information Agency (USIA), a member of staff at the White House for Presidents Nixon and Reagan, and
a political commentator for the KABC television and radio stations. Materials include correspondence, photographs, notes,
films, audio recordings, and other items. Collection materials currently date from 1949 to 1986 (including books through
Bruce Herschensohn (full name Stanley Bruce Herschensohn) was born September 10, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Herbert
Lawrence Herschensohn and Ida Esther (Erlichman) Herschensohn. His family moved to California in 1940. His early jobs included
work as a box-boy at Ralphs Grocery and as a messenger at RKO Radio Pictures. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a medic
from 1951 to 1952, he returned to RKO to work in the art department, and also started his own motion picture company in 1955.
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. The recordings of
KABC commentaries are for reference only; permission to reproduce any part of them must be obtained from KABC-TV.
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