Emerson CollegeSCOPE AND CONTENT The papers of Bill Dana (1925- ) span the period (1940s- 2006) and focus primarily on his two most popular television series The Steve Allen Show and The Bill Dana Show, as well as material related to his most famous character, Jose Jimenez. The papers consist mostly of annotated scripts for the live programs which aired on NBC. Dana was both a writer and performer. The papers here also contain scripts for the numerous other television and film scripts Dana worked on, comedy ro ...Contact InformationFinding Aid
Emerson CollegeSCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Shwartz collection consists of a variety of theater-related audio-visual material that covers musicals, operas and soundtracks including music produced by well known Broadway music producers. This collection also contains press related materials, recordings of the Tony Awards and interviews with actors and actresses. The collection was arranged by format, there are 151 cassette tapes, 109 reel-to-reel tapes (including 1 unidentified 16mm film), and 29 VHS tapes. Most i ...Contact InformationFinding Aid
Emerson CollegeSCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Prix Italia Scripts Collection is a collection of submissions of various media programs for the Prix Italia, one of the most prestigious International media awards, between the years of 1956 to 1972, with a few entries of unknown dates. These submissions come in the form of scripts andor pamphlets describing the work that is being submitted. The Prix Italia is an International competition, founded in 1948 on the island of Capri, Italy by the RAI, originally for radio p ...Contact InformationFinding Aid
Emerson CollegeSCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE This collection contains materials dating from 1867 to 1988 related to the works of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The collection includes programs, scripts, librettos, musical scores and sheet music, photographs, drawings and artwork, advertising materials, 4 souvenirs, magazines, recordings, correspondence and writings about Gilbert and Sullivan, and a large collection of newspaper clippings about Gilbert and Sullivan and their fourteen comic operas. Much of the mater ...Contact InformationFinding Aid
Emerson CollegeSCOPE AND CONTENT The collection consists of television, radio, film and stand-up comedy ephemera, such as t-shirts, video- and record-store displays, board games, toys, trading cards, novelties and posters, all relating to comedy and comedians. There is also an extensive collection of comedy and humorrelated magazines, newsletters, and fanzines. Collection Highlights - Steve Martin arrow-through-the-head kit - Don Adams-endorsed Skittle Poker and Skittle Pool games - Happy Days lunch box - Pee- ...Contact InformationFinding Aid
Emerson CollegeSCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE This collection contains materials related to the life of Helen Shea. The collection includes photographs, costumes, programs, original works, correspondence, and other materials from her career as a dancer. The material dates from approximately 1920 to 1999, with the majority produced during the span of her dancing career, from about 1920 to 1942. The bulk of the material is made up of photographs, original writings, and correspondence regarding Shea's best-known performa ...Contact InformationFinding Aid
Emerson CollegeSCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The George McFadden Costume and Set Design Clippings Collection is a collection of materials relating to set and costume design generated by George McFadden throughout his career as a theater designer. Included in the collection are clippings and articles from magazines and newspapers of people, places, designs, objects, artists work, advertisements and other inspirations sketches greeting cards magazine covers newspapers postcards and photographs, all of which inspired hi ...Contact InformationFinding Aid
Emerson CollegeSCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The collection contains thirty-seven Betacam tapes of interviews and raw footage relating to the film Let Me In, I Hear Laughter- A Salute to the Friars. The film gives an exclusive look inside the Friars Club and includes never-beforeseen interviews and comic roasts. Included in the collection are film reviews, promotional material relating to the film, and materials relating to the Friars Club. The materials were used by Dean Ward for the research and post-production of ...Contact InformationFinding Aid
Emerson CollegeSCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Warren Debenham Comedy Sound Collection documents American comedy from the early 1930s through 2006 and consists of long playing albums and compact discs of live performances, spoken word recordings, humorous music, musical theater, and film soundtracks. In addition to recordings of individual comics, the collection contains compilations of various comedians. Also included are compilations of radio series, among them Our Miss Brooks, The George Burns and Gracie Allen S ...Contact InformationFinding Aid
Emerson CollegeSCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE This collection features scripts from eleven different Television Programs, most of which are affiliated with one or both of Norman Lear's production companies, Tandem and T.A.T.. The bulk of the collection contains scripts from the show Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, which aired between January 1976 and May 1977. All of the programs feature what can be considered the signature of Norman Lear's productions situational comedies that deal with topical and sometimes controversia ...Contact InformationFinding Aid
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