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David Walley research material about Ernie Kovacs, ca. 1972-1975
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Box 1

Draft of Nothing in Moderation: The Life and Times of Ernie Kovacs, 1974.

Box 1, Folder 1

Miscellaneous notes on Ernie Kovacs by Walley, 1967.

Box 1, Folder 2

Publicity stills and photographs, ca. 1957-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Includes negatives and publicity photographs of James Stewart, Kim Novak and Ernie Kovacs for the movie Bell, Book and Candle. Publicity photographs of Ernie Kovacs, Jack Lemmon, and Doris Day for the film It Happened to Jane. Publicity photographs of Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak and Ernie Kovacs for the film Strangers When We Meet. Publicity photographs from the movies Our Man in Havana and Operation Mad Ball.
Box 1, Folder 3

Kovacs in NYC: CBS and NBC shows, interviews and friends, 1951- 1956.

Scope and Content Note

A collection of transcribed interviews about Kovacs. Interviewees include Kovacs' co-workers and friends.
Box 1, Folder 4

McKay and Behar, Philadelphia interviews, undated.

Scope and Content Note

A transcribed interview of Andy McKay who was an early associate of Kovacs in Philadelphia and New York. Also includes a transcribed interview of Joe Behar, a director who worked with Ernie Kovacs primarily in Philadelphia.
Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence of David Walley regarding the Ernie Kovacs book, 1973.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily letters written by Walley to Kovacs friends and co-workers regarding the biography on Kovacs.
Box 1, Folder 6

Letters of Ernie Kovacs to Ken McCormick plus interview re: Zooman and other projects, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photocopies of letters between Kovacs and McCormick (who worked for Doubleday) that were given to Walley during the time he was researching Kovacs for his book. Also includes transcribed interviews Walley conducted with McCormick.
Box 1, Folder 7

Ernie Kovacs in Trenton, N.J., 1946-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of Kovacs' column called "Kovacs Unlimited" from the newspaper The Trentonian. Includes transcribed interviews Walley conducted with Kovacs' friends and co-workers who worked with Kovacs in Trenton, New Jersey. Also includes photocopies of press clippings regarding Kovacs' custody fight and divorce proceedings with his first wife Bette Wilcox.
Box 1, Folder 8

Kovacs in Hollywood: Interviews, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Interviews Walley conducted with Kovacs' co-workers, family and friends in Hollywood.
Box 1, Folder 9

Annotated production memos re: specials for ABC, ca. 1961.

Box 1, Folder 10

Newspaper articles on Ernie Kovacs, 1950-1962.

Physical Description: Primarily photocopies.
Box 1, Folder 11

Portion of Mary Lou Cassidy's master's thesis on Ernie Kovacs with letters from Andrew C. McKay, ca.1970.