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Finding Aid for the Ben Blue Papers, 1935-1955
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ben Blue Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1955
    Collection number: 962
    Creator: Blue, Ben, 1901-1975
    Extent: 45 boxes (22.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Ben Blue (1901-1975) was a dance instructor, dance school proprietor, and night club owner in Hollywood and San Francisco). In 1926, he appeared on screen in short subjects for Warner Brothers and later worked with Hal Roach, Paramount, and MGM. The collection consists of radio scripts for comedy shows.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
    PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ben Blue Papers (Collection 962). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230392 


    Blue was born on September 12, 1901 in Montreal, Canada; first performed in New York vaudeville in 1916; became dance instructor, dance school proprietor, and night club owner (Hollywood and San Francisco); in 1926 appeared on screen in short subjects for Warner Brothers; later worked with Hal Roach, Paramount, and MGM; pictures include The Arcadians (British), College rhythm, High wide and handsome, Cocoanut Grove, Panama Hattie, For me and my gal, Thousands cheer, Broadway rhythm, Two sisters from Boston, Easy to wed, and My wild Irish rose.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of radio scripts for comedy shows, including those for Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, Milton Berle, Eddie Cantor, and others.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Blue, Ben, 1901-1975--Archives.
    American drama (Comedy)--Archival resources.