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Finding Aid for the Gene Stone papers, 1947-1989
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gene Stone papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1947-1989
    Collection number: 252
    Creator: Stone, Gene
    Extent: 4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Gene Stone was a writer for radio, television and theatre. The collection contains scipts and ephemera related to his 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1997.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gene Stone papers (Collection 252). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    Eugene Robert Stone was born October 14, 1905 in Quincy, IL and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1933. In the 1930s, he was supervisor for the W.P.A. Federal Theater Project of LA. His credits include the musical Two-A-Day, radio programs such as The Great Gildersleeve, and television shows including General Electric Theater. Stone served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze star. In the 1950s, he was subpoenaed by the House Unamerican Activities Committee and blacklisted as a Hollywood writer (1952). He resumed his writing career in the 1970s with the play Why Not Stay for Breakfast and the book Darling I Am Growing Old. Gene Stone passed away on April 26, 1997 in Santa Monica, California.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of scripts and ephemera related to the career of writer Gene Stone. Includes projects such as radio scripts for The Great Gildersleeve and various plays. Also includes redacted photocopies of FBI files concerning Stone (1940s-1960s).

    Organization and Arrangement

    There is no specific arrangement to the collection; photocopies of FBI files concerning Stone are listed first. All other files are arranged alpabetically by title.

    Indexing Terms

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


    Stone, Gene -- Archives.
    Radio writers -- Archival resources.
    Dramatists -- Archival resources.