Finding Aid for the Allan Manings papers, 1962-1987 PASC.0138

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Title: Allan Manings papers
Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0138
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1962-1987
Abstract: Allan Manings was a television comedy writer and producer who created the situation comedy One Day at a Time with his late wife, actress Whitney Blake. The collection consists of script materials related to Manings' career. Notably absent from the collection are materials related to One Day at a Time.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Creator: Manings, Allan

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Allan Manings Papers (Collection PASC 138). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221120 

Biography/History

Allan Manings was born in Newark on March 28, 1924, and grew up on Staten Island. He served in the Pacific during World War II and was in the first group of men to enroll at Sarah Lawrence College, in 1946, as part of the G.I. Bill. During the McCarthy era, Manings moved to Canada until the early 1960s. He wrote scripts for shows like Leave It to Beaver and Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In; he won an Emmy for his work on Laugh-In. Manings and his wife, the actress Whitney Blake developed the television series One Day at a Time for Norman Lear's production company. He was a former board member and vice president of the Writers Guild of America West. Allan Manings died on May 12 in Los Angeles, CA.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials related to television comedy writer and producer Allan Manings. Included are script materials for Amanda's and Bustin Loose, among others. Notably absent from the collections are materials related to the television series One Day at a Time.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by program titles.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Manings, Allan -- Archives
Television comedy writers--United States--Archives.

Box 9

AMANDA'S: Correspondence, ratings, budget, prospectives 2nd year

Box 9

AMANDA'S: I'm Dancing as Close as I Can

General note

Dates: April 15 - April 26, 1983. Writers: Bill Davenport, Sam Greenbaum.
Box 9

AMANDA'S: Last of the Red Hot Brothers

General note

Dates: April 15 - April 19, 1983. Writters: Diane Wilk, Neal Marlens.
Box 10

AMANDA'S: Oh, Promise Me

General note

Dates May 5 - May 17, 1983. Writer: Allan Manings.
Box 9

AMANDA'S: One Passionate Night

General note

Dates: April 20 - May 4, 1983. Writer: Michael Loman.
Box 10

AMANDA'S: One Passionate Night

General note

Dates: May 2 - May 10, 1983. Writer: Michael Loman.
Box 1

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Baby, The

General note

Dates: April 28 - June 2, 1987. Writer: Bruce Howard.
Box 7

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Bible, story outlines, pilot episodes, production material, and story ideas

Box 1

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Cold Water Blues (aka: Steamed)

General note

Dates: April 9 - May 6, 1987. Writers: Diana Ayers, Susan Sebastion.
Box 3

BUSTIN' LOOSE: First Day Of The Rest Of His Life, The

General note

Dates: August 17, 1987. Writer: Allan Manings.
Box 5

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Gang's All Here, The

General note

Dates: May 19 - October 15, 1987. Writer: Howard Ostroff.
Box 4

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Grass Isn't Greener, The

General note

Dates: June 10 - September 24, 1987. Writers: Sara V. Finney, Vida Spears.
Box 2

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Homeless Sweet Homeless

General note

Dates: May 5 - June 24, 1987. Writers: Howard Friedlander, Ken Peragine.
Box 6

BUSTIN' LOOSE: I Am Woman

General note

Dates: June 22 - December 1, 1987. Writers: Susan Sebastion, Diana M. Ayers.
Box 5

BUSTIN' LOOSE: It's A Great, Big, Wonderful World

General note

Dates: November 16 - December 24, 1987. Writer: Allan Manings.
Box 3

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Kindest Cut, The

General note

Dates: April 29 - July 23, 1987. Writer: Ken Steele.
Box 6

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be

General note

Dates: July 13 - November 11, 1987. Writer: Donald Ross.
Box 6

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Oh, Big Brother

General note

Dates: November 4 - December 16, 1987. Writer: Richard W. Baxter.
Box 5

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Parent Trap, The

General note

Dates: October 1 - October 22, 1987. Writers: Mike Scott, Daryl G. Nickens.
Box 3

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Rain, Rain, Go Away

General note

Dates: May 5 - August 4, 1987. Writer: Sy Gomberg.
Box 5

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Rudeo & Tricia-Ette

General note

Dates: September 25 - November 9, 1987. Writer: Kathleen McGhee-Anderson.
Box 1

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Seems Like Old Times

General note

Dates: April 9 - May 7, 1987. Writers: Mike Scott, Daryl G. Nickens. Story outline titled Sonny's Running Buddy.
Box 2

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Sisters

General note

Dates: May 1 - July 8, 1987. Writers: Sara V. Finney, Vida Spears.
Box 4

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Snow Place Like Home

General note

Dates: May 19 - September 2, 1987. Writers: Chuck Tately, Kevin White.
Box 2

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Turn-A-Round

General note

Dates: April 9 - June 5, 1987. Writer: Jerry Winnick.
Box 2

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Wet Weather Ahead

General note

Dates: May 15 - July 15, 1987. Writer: Lisa Medway. Story outline titled Sonny's Coast Guard Duty.
Box 4

BUSTIN' LOOSE: What's A Nice Girl Like You...?

General note

Dates: May 8 - September 3, 1987. Writer: Ron Friedman.
Box 3

BUSTIN' LOOSE: Words of Wisdom

General note

Dates: July 20 - July 30, 1987. Writer: Douglas Blakely.
Box 8

CAPTAIN NICE: Captain Nice Goes To Jail

General note

Writers: Allan Manings, Hugh Wedlock, Jr.
Box 8

HELEN REDDY SHOW, THE

General note

Dates: June 18 - June 21, 1973.
Box 7

HOLMES...SWEET HOMES: Have I Got A House For You (pilot episode)

General note

Date March 27, 1985. Writter: Allan Manings.
Box 8

IT'S A WACKY WORLD!

General note

Dates: April 4, 1971 - May 4, 1971.
Box 7

JACKSONS AND THE WATSONS, THE: Nothing Is Certain But Ribs and Taxes

General note

Date: September 2, 1977. Writer: Allan Manings.
Box 7

LAUGH-IN

General note

Date February 5, 1971. Writer: Allan Manings.
Box 8

LILY TOMLIN SHOW

General note

Date: February 16, 1973.
Box 7

LUCY SHOW (THE): Lucy Goes To Acting School

General note

Date: November 30, 1965.
Box 7

McKEEVER AND THE COLONEL: Blackwell's Stand

General note

Date: August 22, 1962. Writers: Alan Manings, Arthur Marx.
Box 8

PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES: Purple Avenger, The

General note

Date: July 6, 1966. Writers: Allan Manings, Milt Rosen.
Box 8

TWISTER (THE)

General note

Writer: Allan Manings.