SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The collection consists of the original footage of several episodes of game shows hosted by Jan Murray on 16mm film reels. The footage was transferred from the original reels to Betacam tape, from which DVD reference copies were made. Most of the transfers are Kinescope transfer, with the exception of the Jan Murray Travelogue footage, which was a 16mm reversal transfer. The footage, dating from the mid-to-late 1950s, consists of episodes from Dollar-A-Second, Jan Murray T ...
Scope and Content Note The Bill Dana Oral History Collection, 2005-2007, consists of sixty-six audio-visual interviews of a cross section of comedy experts, writers, producers, directors, and noted comedians who have had a direct influence on the history of the art form in the United States Interviews with Bea Arthur, Eddie Brill, Barbara Feldon, Jamie Masada, Vin diBona, 5 Norman Lear, Fred Willard, and Diane English are representative of the diverse experiences that are documented. Among the t ...
Bourne is pulled from the sea suffering from amnesia with a pair of bullet wounds in his back. His only clue to his own identity is a bank account number etched on a capsule implanted in his body. He finds the Zurich bank where money, a gun, and several passports with different names await. He quickly realizes he can trust no one and offers a German gypsy named Maria ten thousand dollars for a ride to Paris. With Maria's reluctant help, Bourne edges closer to the truth, something CIA officials want concealed at all costs.
The Sigmund A. Lavine Gilbert and Sullivan collection consists of scripts, musical scores, programs, photographs, artwork, advertising, newspaper clippings, and other material related to the partnership between W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, and their fourteen comic operas. Much of the material relates to performances of Gilbert and Sullivan operas by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from 1881-1982. The collection also contains some material produced by Gilbert and Sullivan outside of their partnership.
The Sigmund A. Lavine Boston Theatre Collection consists of over 150 photographs, programs, playbills, newspaper articles, and ephemera that relate to the Boston theatre community between the years 1827 and 1960. The collection materials provide visual images of people involved with the production of and acting in plays in the Boston area, programs of performances in theatres local to Boston, materials used in the production of plays, and papers and newspaper articles in dialogue with the theatre and its community during the specified time period.
The "Let's Pretend" collection is comprised of numerous scripts for the "Let's Pretend" radio program which aired on CBS radio, as well as the scores and sheet music that accompanied the program. In addition, there are several radio program scripts from the 1930's which feature one of the "Let's Pretend" actors.
This collection consists of comedy games, promotional items, comedy newsletters, comedy toys and novelty items, film posters and lobby cards, and ephemera collected by a prominent collector of comedy albums. His comedy albums collection is located in Berkeley, CA.
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