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Al Gordon collection of television and radio scripts

 Collection
Identifier: 2141

Scope and Contents

This collection contains scripts for radio and television programs produced between 1946 and 1981. The scripts were collected by contributing comedy writer Al Gordon (1923-2012). The programs represented in the collection include the Eddie Cantor Show, Jack Benny Show, The Tommy Dorsey Show, The Carol Burnett Show, Dean Martin Show, Jim Nabors Hour, and the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1946 - 1980

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

Al Gordon (1923-2012) was an American comedy writer for radio and television programs from the late 1940s until the early 1990s. During his career, Gordon recieved three Emmy Awards for his writing and an additional seven nominations.

Extent

23.625 Linear Feet (21 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains scripts for radio and television programs produced between 1946 and 1981. The scripts were collected by contributing comedy writer Al Gordon (1923-2012).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Al Gordon, July 24, 1980.

Processing Information

This collection is not fully processed. Scripts have previously been re-foldered and labeled.

Creator

Title
Finding aid for the Al Gordon collection of television and radio scripts
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Brandon Werts for History Associates Incorporated
Date
2022 January
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

Contact:
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Los Angeles California 90089-0185 United States