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Jimmy Durante scripts and transcripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2229

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of approximately 200 scripts and transcriptions for the radio programs of comedian and actor Jimmy Durante (1893-1980), dating from 1943 to 1947. His radio shows included "The Chase and Sanborn Hour," "The Jumbo Fire Chief Program," The Durante-Moore Show," and "The Jimmy Durante Show."

Dates

  • 1943 - 1947

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

Jimmy Durante (1893-1980) was an American actor, comedian, singer, vaudevillian, and pianist. He often referred to his iconic nose as the "schnozzola," and the word became his nickname. His radio shows included "The Chase and Sanborn Hour," "The Jumbo Fire Chief Program," The Durante-Moore Show," and "The Jimmy Durante Show."

Extent

4.688 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of approximately 200 scripts and transcriptions of the radio programs of comedian and actor Jimmy Durante (1893-1980), dating from 1943 to 1947.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jimmy Durante, October 2, 1971.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding aid for the Jimmy Durante scripts and transcripts
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Marissa Chavez 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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