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Don DeFore papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2075

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of American television and film actor Don DeFore (1913-1993). Materials include 31 screenplays, 9 reels of TV film, 16 radio transcriptions of late 1940s programs. Additional materials include movie magazines, publicity materials, playbills, pressbooks, clippings, photos, business papers and personal items. Collection covers the years 1947-1967.



Among the screenplays are The Human Comedy (1943), Going My Way (1944), The Affairs of Susan (1945), Dragnet (1947), and My Friend Irma (1949).

Dates

  • 1947 - 1967

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library 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.

Biographical / Historical

Don DeFore (1913-1993) was an American television, film, and radio actor best known for the sitcoms Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-1957), and Hazel (1961-1965). Devore was also president of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1954-1955 and was instrumental in arranging for the Emmy Awards to be broadcast on national TV for the first time on March 7, 1955.

Extent

8.3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains the papers of American television and film actor Don DeFore (1913-1993). Materials include 31 screenplays, 9 reels of TV film, 16 radio transcriptions of late 1940s programs. Also included are movie magazines, publicity materials, playbills, pressbooks, clippings, photos, business papers and personal items. Collection covers the years 1947-1967.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marion Holmes DeFore, wife of Don DeFore, April 1, 1971.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding Aid for the Don DeFore papers
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Sarah Jardini & Brandon Werts for History Associates Incorporated
Date
2022 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

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