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Scope and Content

This series documents the production of first season of Carnivale. The files in this series include production binders, various versions of episode scripts, call sheets and production reports. Also included in this series are VHS tapes of the show's dailies and of various cuts of individual episodes. Please see sub-series descriptions for more information about their contents.


  • 1979 - 2010


Conditions Governing Access

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Historical Note

Carnivale, which aired HBO for two seasons in 2002 and 2005, was created by Daniel Knauf. Knauf served as the show’s executive producer along with Ron Moore (for the show's first season) and Howard Klein. The show, which was set during the Great Depression in California and the Southwest, was widely praised for its high production value and visual style. It won five Emmys and was nominated for another ten. As a fantasy, the show was somewhat of a departure for Moore, who had previously worked mainly on science fiction shows. Moore wrote three of the first season’s episodes.


From the Collection: 156.9 Linear Feet (148 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

Doheny Memorial Library G4
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0185 United States