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Ernest D. Glucksman papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2191

Scope and Contents

Ernest D. (Ernie) Glucksman (1902-1979) was an Austrian-born American writer, director, and producer known for his work in comedy. This collection includes production files, film and television pitches, correspondence, screenplays, notes, and a small amount of personal files.

Production files include various correspondence, proposed budgets, screenplays, and pitches for Glucksman's film, television, and live performance projects. 2 vinyl records are present with sheet music in production files. Some of the materials pertain to Glucksman's activities on behalf of Jerry Lewis in the 1960s, as well as production files for a number of Lewis's films that were produced by Glucksman between 1959 and 1964. Television shows for which there is material (files, proposals, budgets, correspondence, etc.) include: The Chevy Show (ca. 1955), Colgate Comedy Hour with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (ca. 1955-1956), the Jerry Lewis Show (ca. 1963), Love from A to Z, and the Kirk Douglas version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Also included in the collection are television and casting files, Winters/Rosen Production files (1970s), and miscellaneous comedy files.

Dates

  • 1955-1971

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

Ernest D. (Ernie) Glucksman (1902-1979) was an Austrian-born American writer, director, and producer known for his work in comedy. A frequent producer of Jerry Lewis projects, Glucksman produced The Patsy (1964), The Nutty Professor (1963), and The Errand Boy (1961). He was married to Judy Martin.

Extent

14.375 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Ernest D. (Ernie) Glucksman (1902-1979) was an Austrian-born American writer, director, and producer known for his work in comedy. This collection includes production files, film and television pitches, correspondence, screenplays, notes, and a small amount of personal files.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Judy Martin, 1980.

Processing Information

Collection is largely unprocessed and materials in original enclosures require archival rehousing.

Title
Finding Aid for the Ernest D. Glucksman papers
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Sarah Jardini 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

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