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Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) television scripts
PASC.0078  
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Description
Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) sponsored various television programs during the 1950s and early 1960s. This collection includes scripts from some of those programs, which included Alcoa Premiere, One Step Beyond, and Fred Astaire Presents.
Background
The Aluminum Corporation of America sponsored various television programs during the 1950's and early 1960's. The sponsor started with The Alcoa Hour, a 60 minute live anthology drama in the fall of 1955. The 1956/57 television season brought a trend to replace live broadcasts with pre-recorded film. The Alcoa Hour went off the air in September 1957 and became a thirty minute filmed program. Other Alcoa shows followed in the late 1950s and early 1960s: Alcoa Premiere, Alcoa Presents, and Alcoa Theatre.
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.
Availability
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