The majority of the collection includes television scripts, stage maps. The scripts include popular television series All
My Children, The Young and the Restless, and The Dukes of Hazzard. The maps include stage drawings of The Doctors, Nashville
Remembers Elvis on His Birthday, and The Young and the Restless.
Ivan N. Cury (1937- ) was born and raised in New York City. At the age of ten he became involved with professional radio,
appearing on hundreds of programs. He continued his radio career for another seven years until he decided to attend Carnegie
Mellon University. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 1959 with a BFA in Theatre Arts and immediately continued his education
at Boston University where he received his MFA in Theatre Arts. After graduation, Cury worked as a free-lance writer, producer
and director in New York and Los Angeles. His credits include The Young and the Restless, The Dukes of Hazzard, All My Children,
The Facts of Life and television special Nashville Remembers Elvis on His Birthday. As well as free-lance, Cury also worked
at multiple universities including Loyola-Marymount University, UCLA and CSULA. While at CSULA, he taught Introduction to
Studio Production, Documentary Production, and Directing for Television. During his career, Ivan N. Cury published two books
including Directing and Producing for Television: A Format Approach and TV
Commercials: How to Make Them: Or How Big is the Boat?. Cury retired from teaching at CSULA as an Emeriti Faculty member in
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