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Guide to the Cal Naylor Production Files, 1981-1982
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    Title: Cal Naylor Production Files,
    Date (inclusive): 1981-1982
    Collection number: PA Mss 16
    Creator: Naylor, Cal
    Extent: 3 boxes, 1 linear foot
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Production files for 18 shows of the 1981 television show, "Hill Street Blues" including the budget, location information, cast and crew, production reports, miscellaneous memos, and scripts. Also includes cast information, crew resumes, location information, budget estimates, and deal memos for a motion picture titled "Beto" which was later renamed "Heartbreaker".
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Files donated by UCSB professor Paul Lazarus. Files were presumably given to Lazarus by Cal Naylor who was a line producer for both "Hill Street Blues" and "Beto."



    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Cal Naylor Production Files, PA Mss 16, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.


    The landmark television cop drama Hill Street Blues was produced by MTM Enterprises and aired on NBC from 1981 to 1987. Differing from other cop dramas by emphasizing the characters rather than the cases, the series received critical acclaim and won eight Emmys and one Peabody in 1981. The series starred Barbara Babcock, Taurean Blacque, Mikel Conrad, Rene Enriquez, Charles Haid, Veronica Hamel, Ed Marinaro, Kiel Martin, James B. Sikking, Joe Spano, Betty Thomas, Daniel J. Travanti, Mike Warren and Bruce Weitz. The show won a Director's Guild award for the episode "Personal Foul" in 1982 on which Naylor was Unit Production Manager.
    The movie originally titled "Beto" and released in 1983 under the name "Heartbreaker" is a romantic teen drama set in East Los Angeles about low-rider gangs and the budding romance between Beto (Fernando Allende) and Kim (Dawn Dunlap). The film was directed by Frank Zuniga and produced by Chris Nebe, and Chris Anders of Monarex Productions. The line (associate) producer for the film was Cal Naylor.

    Scope and Content

    Title: Series 1 Hill Street Blues Production Files
    contains production files for 18 Hill Street Blues episodes from 1981-1982. The files from each show typically contain the script, the production reports, the budget, cast and crew information, location information, call sheets, the shooting schedule, and miscellaneous memos. Some shows also contain the day-out-of-days, and the credits. The order of files for each show is different, reflecting the order of the files in the their original binders. The cast and crew information was typically the same for each show. The script, budget, shooting schedule, and miscellaneous memos were varied in information for each show.
    Title: Series 2, Beto Production Files
    contains cast list, crew resumes, cast and crew information, equipment rental agreements, film production budgets, estimates, and deal memos for the film.