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Finding Aid for the Frank Telford Papers ca. 1938-ca. 1984
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Frank Telford was best known as radio and television writer, producer, and director. The collection consists mostly of scripts for a variety of radio and television projects and as well as a small number of film related projects in which he was involved.
Frank Telford was born on February 2, 1915. He earned a BA in speech at Wayne University and produced a radio adaptation of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities to earn an MA (1938). He got his start in entertainment during WWII as a writer/combat correspondent for NBC and Life Magazine. In 1941, Telford received a grant from the government to produce the weekly radio program You Can't Do Business With Hitler. Through the 1940s Telford was active in writing, producing, and directing numerous radio programs including Crime Acts, Mollie Mystery Theatre, Schlitz Playhouse, and The Whistler.
10 boxes (4.75 linear ft) 1 flat box
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