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Finding Aid for the Alfred Dennis scripts, ca. 1960s-1980s
PASC 276  
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
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  • Title: Alfred Dennis scripts
    Collection number: PASC 276
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.0 linear ft. (6 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1960s-1980s
    Abstract: Actor Alfred Dennis has appeared on film, television and stage. The collection consists of scripts that appear to be related to Dennis' local and/or community theater involvement.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    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: Dennis, Alfred

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alfred Dennis Scripts (Collection PASC 276). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 2002.


    There is very little biographical information available about Alfred Dennis . As an actor, Dennis has appeared in a number of motion picture, television, and stage productions. Among his motion picture and television credits are The Jerk, The Shootist, Get Smart, Kojak, and The Monkees. Among his theater credits are the Off-Broadway production of One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger and Kool Aid. Dennis also has been involved in community theater as actor and director with productions such as Cabaret, Can-Can, Show Boat, South Pacific, and Victory Canteen.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of what appears to be play scripts related to the career of Alfred Dennis. Included in the collection are a variety of scripts that appear to be for community and/or local theater productions during the 1960s-1980s. Among the scripts are Cabaret, Can Can, Fiddler on the Roof, Kiss Me Kate, Man of La Mancha, Show Boat, and South Pacific. It is not clear to what extent Dennis was involved with the productions or where they were produced. Additionally, there are occasional clippings and ephemera found with selected scripts.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The scripts are arranged alphabetically by production title.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4859532 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Dennis, Alfred -- Archives.
    Scripts (documents)
    Theater--Production and direction--Archival resources.