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Finding Aid for the Michael Preece Scripts, 1977-1982
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Michael Preece Television and Motion Picture Scripts
    Date (inclusive): 1977-1982
    Collection number: 59
    Creator: Preece, Michael
    Extent: 15 boxes 6.25 linear ft.
    Abstract: Michael Preece started his career as script supervisor going on to direct in film and television. The collection consists of scripts and production material related to Preece's career.
    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.


    Michael Conway Preece was born in Los Angeles, California on September 15, 1936. He started his career in motion pictures (1950s) as a script supervisor and went on to act and direct. Preece worked on television series such as I Spy, Hawaii Five-0, and Streets of San Francisco. He started directing in the mid-1970s including television programs such as Dallas, Bionic Woman, and Barnaby Jones.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of television and motion picture scripts related to the career of director Michael Preece. Includes television series such as Falcon Crest, Dallas, Most Wanted, and When The Whistle Blows. Also includes some production material.

    Indexing Terms

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


    Television producers and directors--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Television scripts.
    Film scripts.