Barry Shear papers, ca. 1939-1970s, (bulk dates 1960s)

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Title: Barry Shear papers
Collection number: PASC 330
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.0 linear ft. (10 boxes)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1960-1969
Date (inclusive): ca. 1939-1970s, (bulk dates 1960s)
Abstract: Barry Shear was a producer and director who spent most of his career working on musical, variety, and comedy television programs. The collection consists mostly of script material, screenplays, and story outlines.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Shear, Barry

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Barry Shear Papers (Collection PASC 330). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of material related to the career of producer-director Barry Shear. The collection includes scripts, story outlines, and story proposals for a variety of projects in which it appears Shear was involved; it is not always evident if the projects were produced and, if so, in what media. The bulk of the scripts appear to represent unproduced television and/or motion pictures projects. Confirmed projects include motion picture scripts for Across 110th (believed to have been released as Across 110th Street), The Star-Spangled Girl, The Todd Killings and Wild in the Streets (listed under their working titles).
Also included in the collection is a small number of files pertaining to the Hollywood Pavilion, an exhibit which Shear directed for the 1964 World's Fair in New York City, and Hooray for Hollywood, a comedy-satire program that Shear co-created as well as produced and directed in the mid-1960s.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by project titles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6693492 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Shear, Barry -- Archives.
television producers and directors -- Archival resources.

Container List

Box 8

Correspondence to Shear. 1966, 1967.

Additional Note

Letter regarding The Mild Assasins and a memo regarding Wide World of Entertainment.
Box 9

Correspondence, memos, agreements related to employment of Barry Shear. 1966-1967.

Box 9

Correspondence, memos, agreements related to employment of Barry Shear. 1955-1967.

Additional Note

With handwritten note from June Christy.
Box 4

Across 110th - screenplays. 1971 Sep 1.

Additional Note

May have been released as Across 110th Street.
Box 3

Adaptation - script material. no date.

Box 2

African Omnibus (An) - series proposal. no date.

Box 3

Amateur (The) - story outline. no date.

Box 4

American in Moscow (An) - script material. no date.

Box 3

And Then the Mountains Fell - script material. 1969 Oct 1.

Box 1

Baby Talk - script material. no date.

Box 3

Big People (The) - script material. no date.

Box 1

Black Star - sceenplay. no date.

Box 9

Case of Dr. Praetorius (The) - play in seven scenes. 1950 Aug 29.

Box 3

Caveman - story outline. no date.

Box 8

Chrysler Theatre (The) - script for The Going Astray of Leonard McMinn. no date.

Box 3

Coffee Tea or Me? - screenplay. 1969 Oct 17.

Box 4

Cook for Mr. General (A) - notes and script material. no date.

Box 2

Daniel Boone Show (The) - scripts for The Man Who Lived Twice. no date.

Box 6

Easy Come Easy Go - script material. 1965 May 28.

Box 2

Echo in the Night - script material. no date.

Box 2

Evening with Aesop (An) - script material. no date.

Box 1

Father is an Analyst - script material. no date.

Box 9

First Men in the Moon - stills and story outline. 1964.

Box 1

First Train to Nowhere - screenplay. no date.

Box 7

Flat Out! - screenplay. 1968 Aug 14.

Box 2

Formula (The) - pilot script. no date.

Box 1

Freeberg Underground - script material. 1966 April 1.

Box 4

Genius (The) - script material. no date.

Box 7

Girl From Uncle (The) - call sheets for two episodes. 1966-1967.

Box 5

Give Me the Power! Black Monday - screenplay. no date.

Box 4

Golden Girl of the West (The) - script material. no date.

Box 8

Googie - script material. 1965.

Box 5

He's Bach-ing it at the Beverly Hills Hotel Because Eddie Junior has the Mumps! - movie treatment. no date.

Box 2

Hollywood Comedy Club - proposal. no date.

Box 8

Hollywood Pavilion - Shear biography and memos. 1964 May-June.

Box 8

Hollywood Pavilion project - budgets and story outlines. 1964-1965.

Box 8

Hollywood Pavilion project - camera equipment notes and expense reports. 1964.

Box 8

Hollywood Pavilion Project - Lige Brien memos. 1964 April-May.

Box 8

Hollywood Pavilion project - Malkames Cameras research. 1963-1964.

Box 8

Hollywood Pavilion project - memo from Shear to Dick Crane. 1964 May 19.

Box 9

Hollywood Pavilion project - memos. 1964 May.

Box 8

Hollywood Pavilion project - price quote and blueline drawing for sign. 1964.

Box 10

Hooray for Hollywood - actor resumes and photographs.. 1963.

Additional Note

With a handwritten note from Basil Rathbone.
Box 2

Hooray for Hollywood - Baggley the Magnificent revised script. 1963 Nov 5.

Box 2

Hooray for Hollywood - Baggley the Magnificent revised script. 1963 Dec 10.

Box 2

Hooray for Hollywood - Baggley the Magnificent revised scripts. 1963 Nov 26.

Box 10

Hooray for Hollywood - cast contractual information and memos. 1963 Nov-Dec.

Box 9

Hooray for Hollywood - correspondence. 1963.

Box 9

Hooray for Hollywood - employee pay information. 1963 Dec.

Box 9

Hooray for Hollywood - Kellam de Forest research. 1963 Dec.

Additional Note

With miscellaneous jottings and memos.
Box 9

Hooray for Hollywood - production information. 1963 Dec.

Additional Note

With Desilu Personnel Roster for December, 1963.
Box 9

Hooray for Hollywood - script distribution material. 1963 Nov-Dec.

Box 2

Hooray for Hollywood- Baggley the Magnificent revised scripts. 1961 Nov 28.

Box 2

Hooray for Hollywood Baggley the Magnificent scripts. no date.

Box 7

Howling in the Woods (A) - screenplay. 1969 Mar 25.

Box 2

Illusion of the Past - script material. no date.

Box 2

Illusion of the Past - teleplay outline. no date.

Box 9

Immediate Action [project or story ideas]. 1963.

Box 4

In the Blood - script material. no date.

Box 5

In the Rough - first draft screenplay. no date.

Box 8

Jericho contract. 1966 Seo 6.

Additional Note

Shear and Arena Productions for A Switch in Time.
Box 2

Kingdom of Calzona (The) - story outline. no date.

Box 8

Lawsuit complaint filed by Shear against Southern Pacific Company. 1966 May.

Box 3

Man Better Man - script material. no date.

Box 2

Man Who Lived Twice (The) - script material. no date.

Additional Note

May be related to Daniel Boone Show (Box 2).
Box 2

Man Who Lived Twice (The) - script materials. 1952 Jan 11.

Additional Note

With information about British military decorations and insignias. May be related to script for the Daniel Boone Show (Box 2).
Box 3

Meanest Man in Town (The) - script material. no date.

Box 8

Mort Sahl Project - descriptions for what appears to be possible television projects. no date.

Box 3

Mr. Adventure - proposal. no date.

Box 4

Name of the Game (The) - script material for A Wind is Rising and A River Flows. 1970 June 10.

Box 2

Never to be Forgotten Adventures of The Desperado's Spur (The) - script material. no date.

Additional Note

Two copies, one annotated.
Box 3

Next - script material. no date.

Box 3

Night - script material. no date.

Box 2

Nothing but Nobles - script material. no date.

Box 6

Nutcrackers (The) - script material. 1969 Jan 10.

Box 3

Observation: A Game Show - script material. no date.

Box 7

Piano Sport (The) - script material. 1967 Dec 25.

Box 1

Pied Piper (The) - third draft script material and memorandum. 1969-1970.

Additional Note

May have been released as The Todd Killings.
Box 4

Pied Piper of Tucson (The) - script material. 1968 Oct 16.

Additional Note

May have been released as The Todd Killings. See also What are we Going to do Without Skipper?.
Box 2

Plotkin Prison We Love You - pilot script. no date.

Box 8

Primavera - script material. 1962 May 3.

Box 3

Quaid and the Mermaid (The) - screenplay. no date.

Box 6

Quintus - screenplay. 1970 Oct 6.

Box 7

Run - script material. no date.

Box 9

Russ Colombo Story (The) (Prisoner of Love) - story outline. no date.

Box 10

Saturday Night at the Movies - correspondence, opening dialog material, and synopses. 1963 Sep-Nov.

Box 8

Science in Wonderland - project presentation. no date.

Box 8

Science in Wonderland Book (A) - Jerry the Germ book. 1939.

Box 8

Science in Wonderland Book (A) - Koko book. 1939.

Box 8

Science in Wonderland Book (A) - Oxy book. no date.

Box 6

Scofflaw (The) - screenplay. 1970.

Box 8

Shear's Expense Account report and reciepts. 1964.

Box 8

Shilly's Chalet - script for Shecky and the Goddesses. 1960 Dec 15.

Box 8

Smile for David Owen (A) - outline. 1965 March 15.

Box 3

Star-Spangled Girl (The) - screenplay. no date.

Box 10

Stills and Head shots of actors. no date.

Additional Note

With Don Rickles and Hugh O'Brian among others. Proof sheet that appears related to Hollywood Pavillion.
Box 8

Stone Walls Do Not...! - script material. no date.

Box 2

Stone Walls Do Not...! (alias Plotkin Prison We Love You) pilot script material. no date.

Box 1

Take a Wild Trip - screenplay. no date.

Box 4

Take-Off for Adventure - story outline. no date.

Box 1

This is Barney Starker - script material. no date.

Box 1

Tourist (The) - script material. no date.

Box 6

Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane - revised script material. 1965 Jan 4.

Box 6

Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane - script material. no date.

Additional Note

With interoffice memo from Shear to Max Youngstein regarding available actors suggested as alternates.
Box 5

Untitled Project # 2 - screenplays. 1967 June 27.

Additional Note

May have been released as Wild in the Streets. Two copies.
Box 7

What About Tomorrow? - screenplay. no date.

Box 6

What Are We Going to Do Without the Skipper? - revised final draft script. 1970 April 14.

Additional Note

May have been released as The Todd Killings. See also Pied Piper of Tucson.
Box 7

What'll You Settle For, Buzz? - movie treatment. no date.

Box 7

Which Way to Mecca, Jack? - pilot script. 1964 July 14.

Box 5

Who Will be the Obscene Teen Queen? - screenplay. no date.

Box 5

Who Will be the Obscene Teen Queen? - screenplay and breakdown for filming. no date.

Box 9

Wild in the Streets - casting correspondence. 1967.

Box 6

Wink (The) - third draft script. no date.

Box 7

Wouldn't It Be Nice to Wake Up Happy? - screenplay. no date.

Box 4

You Go Your Way - script material. no date.

Box 8

Zizzermitz (The) - script material. 1969 June 3.