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Finding Aid for the Gary Franklin photographs, 1952-1984 (bulk 1970s-1980s)
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gary Franklin photographs,
    Date (inclusive): 1952-1984
    Collection number: 244
    Creator: Franklin, Gary
    Extent: 6 oversize boxes
    Abstract: Gary Franklin is best known a news and entertainment reporter for KCBS. The collection consists of oversize black and white mounted photographs taken by Franklin. The bulk of the images are political figures and entertainers. Additionally there are a very small number of location shots including Los Angeles area studios.
    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

    Donation, 1984.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gary Franklin photographs (Collection 244). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    Gary Franklin is best known as KCBS' entertainment reporter-critic. He received the Los Angeles Press Club award in 1983.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of oversize black and white mounted photographs taken by Gary Franklin. The majority of the photographs were taken during the late 1970s to early 1980s; with a very small number of imageds shot in the early 1950s and late 1960s. The bulk of photographs are primarily political figures and entertainers interviewed and covered by Franklin in his capacity as both news and entertainment reporter. Among those photographed are Kirk Douglas, Cher, Broderick Crawford, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Gene Hackman, Jim Henson, Charleton Heston, Lyndon G. Johnson, Bobby Kennedy, Shari Lansing, Ronald Reagan and others. Additionally there are photographs of various locations including Los Angeles area studios such as Disney, T.B.S., Twentieth Century Fox and Universal.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The photographs are arranged alphabetically by name or place

    Indexing Terms

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


    Franklin, Gary -- Archives.
    Celebrities -- Photographs.

    Genres and Forms of Material