The Finding Aid of the Stanley M. Kallis Scripts 0043

Catie Golitzin and Katie Richardson
Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
February 2012
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu 90263-4786

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Title: Stanley M. Kallis Scripts
Identifier/Call Number: 0043
Physical Description: 0.417 Linear Feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1961-1963
Abstract: Stanley M. Kallis was a television writer and supervising producer. The collection consists of scripts from The Dick Powell Show and Royal Bay.

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Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Stanley M. Kallis scripts, Collection no. 0043, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Pepperdine University by Stanley M. Kallis in February, 2012.

Biographical note

Stanley M. Kallis, a former writer and supervising producer of television productions, was active in the entertainment industry from 1958 to 1991. In addition to his work on the The Dick Powell Show (1961-1963), and Royal Bay (1963), he was also involved with such notable productions as: Mission: Impossible (1968-1970), Hawaii Five-O (1970-1971), Police Story (1973-1976), and a television movie, Amber Waves (1980).

Scope and Content

The collection includes eleven printed scripts from The Dick Powell Show and one pilot script from Royal Bay. The scripts range from 1961 to 1963. Most of the scripts have Kallis' handwritten notes in the margins.


The collection is organized in two series 1. The Dick Powell Show and 2. Royal Bay. Within each series, the scripts are organized chronologically.

Processing Information note

The collection was arranged and described by Catie Gotzlin and Katie Richardson in February, 2012.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Television scripts
Kallis, Stanley M.

box 1

Series 1: The Dick Powell Show 1961 April 17- 1962 December 10

Historical note

The Dick Powell Show was an anthology series of comedies and dramas that ran on NBC from 1961 to 1963. The show was hosted by Dick Powell who would often star in the episodes. When Powell passed away on January 2, 1963, the show was renamed The Dick Powell Theater and a variety of actors, including Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Rock Hudson, and Steve McQueen then hosted the show. Many actors, producers, and directors got their start on the show, including Aaron Spelling, William Friedkin, and Bruce Geller.
box 1, folder 1

Three Soldiers 1961 April 17

box 1, folder 2

Killer in the House 1961 May 25

box 1, folder 3

John J. Diggs 1961 June 1

Material Specific Details: Jack Nicholson's name mentioned on back of script.
box 1, folder 4

A Swiss Affair 1961 June 29

box 1, folder 5

400 Independence NW 1961 October 20

box 1, folder 6

Safari 1962 January 15

box 1, folder 7

Is Charley Coming 1962 May 24

box 1, folder 8

The Losers 1962 May 24

box 1, folder 9

Pericles on 31st Street 1962 July 24

box 1, folder 10

Tissue of Hate 1962 December 7

box 1, folder 11

Luxury Liner 1962 December 10

box 1

Series 2: Royal Bay 1963 September 29

Historical note

Once Before Dark, was a pilot episode written by Richard Alan Simmons and produced by Stanley M. Kallis. The episode was meant to be part of a 60-minute series called Royal Bay. The pilot was rejected, so producers sold it to Universal Pictures under the name Della. The end result was a 70-minute feature which was also unpopular and only aired once at 1:00 am. In 1996, Della was rediscovered and publicly released on video under the name Fatal Confinement. Joan Crawford plays Della, while the film's other stars include Charles Bickford, Diane Baker, Paul Burke, and Otto Kruger.
box 1, folder 12

Once Before Dark 1963 September 29