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Finding Aid for the Rod Amateau Papers, 1955-1966
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rod Amateau Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1966
    Collection number: 88
    Origination: Amateau, Rod
    Extent: 22 boxes (9.2 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Shelf location: Held at SRLF. Please contact the Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Performing Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Rod Amateau Papers, 1955-1966. (Collection 88). Performing Arts Special Collections, Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Rodney Amateau was born Dec. 20, 1927 in New York, NY; staff writer, CBS radio; stage manager, Lux Radio Theatre; US Army, 1941; junior writer, test director, and 2nd unit director, 20th Century-Fox; television director for numerous shows including "Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars," "Four Star Playhouse," "General Electric Theatre," "Dennis Day Show," "Lassie," "Ray Milland Show," and "Bob Cummings Show"; director and producer for "Burns And Allen Show" and "Dobie Gillis."

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of bound television series scripts including the "Bob Cummings Show" (1955-68), "Phil Silvers Show" (1963-64), "My Mother The Car" (1965-66), "George Burns And Gracie Allen Show" (1956-58), "George Burns Show" (1958-59), "Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis" (1959-63), "O.K. Crackerby!" 1965), and "Mister Ed" (1960).

    Access Points

    Amateau, Rod--Archives
    Television broadcasting--Employees--Archival resources
    Television producers and directors--Archival resources.