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Finding Aid for the Kitty Buhler scripts, ca. 1950s-ca. 1960s
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kitty Buhler scripts,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1950s-ca. 1960s
    Collection number: 228
    Creator: Buhler, Kitty
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Kitty Buhler was a screen writer whose credits include the television series My Three Sons and The Untouchables. The collection includes 40-plus scripts related to Buhler's writing career.
    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], Kitty Buhler Scripts (Collection 228). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    Esther Dora Biolo (later Kitty Buhler and Esther Kitty Bradley) was born July 23, 1922 in New York City. She attended Manhattan Business College, Kansas Wesleyan University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. From 1949-1951 she worked for the United Press covering general news and the operation of B-29 activities in Okinawa during the Korean conflict. During this time she also wrote a daily column for Stars and Stripes called Dapers by Kit. She met WWII General Omar Bradley in 1950 (in Okinawa) and the two eventually married following the death of Bradley's first wife in 1965. She returned to Southern California in the mid-1950s and started writing for the entertainment industry. Among her credits are the episodic television series My Three Sons, The Untouchables and The 20th Century Fox Hour, and feature film China Doll, which starred Victor Mature and Li Li Hau.
    During her career she also wrote human interest and non-fiction articles in national and international magazines, including Look. Her professional affiliations included the Writers Guild of America West, The Greater Los Angeles Press Club, and The National League of the American Pen Women, Inc. Buhler assisted General Bradley when he served as the technical advisor on the Academy Award winning film Patton. In 1981 President Reagan appointed her to the American Battle Monuments Commission. Kitty Buhler died February 3, 2004, in Rancho Mirage, CA at the age of 81.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of 40-plus television scripts related to the career of writer Kitty Buhler. The writings include projects such as Bewitched, Bonanza, Dragnet, The Ray Milland Show , and My Three Sons among others. Additionally, there is one script for the film China Doll, which appears to be Buhler's only documented motion picture credit.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The scripts are 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.


    Buhler, Kitty -- Archives.
    Television writers -- Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    television scripts