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Finding Aid for the Lee Philips scripts, 1967-1977
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lee Philips scripts,
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1974, 1977
    Collection number: 307
    Creator: Philips, Lee, 1927-
    Extent: 6 boxes (2.75 linear feet)
    Abstract: Lee Philips was a prolific television director. The bulk of the collection includes scripts for a variety of television shows produced during the late 1960s through the mid 1970s. Included are scripts for the Andy Griffith Show, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, and The Doris Day Show, among others.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts 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], Lee Philips scripts (Collection 307). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    Lee Philips was born January 10, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. He began his career as an actor before starting his long career as a television director in the late 1950s. Early in his acting career he appeared on the Philco Television Playhouse production of Marty in 1948. He would go on to make other television appearances in shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, I Spy, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables. Philips also had feature appearances in the motion pictures Peyton Place (1957) and Tess of the Storm (1960). His stage credits include the Broadway production of Middle of the Night in the mid-1950s.
    It is reported he started his directing career with an episode of The Donna Reed Show in 1958. Among his many directorial credits are: The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Kung Fu, M*A*S*H, The Partridge Family and The Waltons, among others. Philips also directed a number of television movies and miniseries including Crazy Times, Getting Away From It All, James Michener's Dynasty, Mae West, Silent Motive and The War Between the Tates. His final directorial project was an episode for Diagnosis Murder in 1993. Philips died on March 3, 1999 in Brentwood, CA.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of scripts related to the career of Lee Philips, specifically associated to his television directing. The bulk of the collection includes scripts representing 24 episodic television programs produced during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Included are scripts from The Andy Griffith Show, The Doris Day Show, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Peyton Place, Room 222 and The Waltons, among others. Notably absent from the collection are scripts from The Donna Reed Show and M*A*S*H. Additionally, there are scripts for the television movies, Comedy Company (1977) and Getting Away from it All (1971). Also included is an incomplete script for what is believed to be the motion picture The Adventures of Sir Galahad (ca. 1949), in which Philips' connection to the production is unknown. A number of the scripts in the collection are annotated and some may include information regarding production.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by project title.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Philips, Lee, 1927- -- Archives.
    Television producers and directors -- Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    television scripts.