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David Victor production files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2177

Scope and Contents

This collection includes production materials related to the shows of American writer and television producer David Victor (1910-1989). Among the materials are scripts, shooting schedules, correspondence, and clippings. Scripts of radio shows written by Victor are also present including The Mel Blanc Show (1946-1947), and Let George Do It (1946-1954).

Dates

  • 1946 - 1983

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

David Victor (1910-1989) was an American television producer and screenwriter. Born David Vikodetz in what is now Ukraine, Victor and his mother immigrated to the United States in 1923. During the Great Depression Victor, in an effort to support his mother, set aside his interest in medicine to work. Eventually this interest led him to write and produce the medical dramas

  • Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969-1976), and
  • Dr. Kildare (1961-1966).
  • Victor produced 37 television programs including

  • Little Women (1978),
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1968), and
  • The Rebel (1959-1961).
  • He also wrote episodes for many programs such as
  • Gunsmoke (1955-1975),
  • Fireside Theatre (1949-1955), and
  • Rawhide (1959-1965).
  • Extent

    78.25 Linear Feet (68 boxes)

    Language of Materials

    English

    Abstract

    This collection includes production materials related to the shows of American writer and producer David Victor (1910-1989). Among the materials are scripts, shooting schedules, correspondence, and clippings.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Florence Victor, July 3 and August 16, 1991.

    Processing Information

    Collection is unprocessed.

    Title
    Finding Aid for the David Victor production files
    Status
    Minimally Processed
    Author
    Sarah Jardini 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

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