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Finding Aid for the David Freedman Papers, 193--1946
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: David Freedman Radio Scripts
    Date (inclusive): 193--1946
    Collection number: 193
    Creator: Freedman, David, 1898-1936.
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.08 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Collection consists of various drafts of radio scripts and program ideas related to the career of David Freedman.
    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.


    Freedman was born 1898. He graduated from College of the City of NY and worked on the NY Evening Mail. He wrote short stories including The Intellectual Lover and created Mendel Marantz, East Side philosopher, a character in magazine stories and later a published book. He worked as a writer for Eddie Cantor (1931-34), but left over a disagreement. He also wrote for numerous other radio programs such as the Ken Murray Show, The Chase and Sanborn hour, and Baby Snooks. At the time of his death, Freedman had a case against Eddie Cantor for an alleged breach of contract. He died Dec. 8, 1936.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of various drafts of radio scripts and program ideas related to the career of David Freedman. Includes material for programs such as Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour, Elmer Everett Yess, The Big Show, The Red Skelton Show, and Joe Cook's Patent Office. Also includes Eddie Cantor sketches, ideas and sketches for a Philip Morris campaign, and treatments for screenplays.

    Indexing Terms

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


    Freedman, David, 1898-1936---Archives.
    Radio writers---Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Radio scripts.

    Related Material

    David Freedman Papers (Collection 739)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.