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Bob Booker scripts and record albums, ca. 1960-ca. 1990, bulk, 1962-1979, 1988-1990
1934  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bob Booker papers
    Collection number: 1934
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.5 linear ft. (7 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1960s-ca. 1990s
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1962-1979),
    Date (bulk): and (bulk 1988-1990)
    Abstract: Bob Booker is a writer, producer, and director of television. He has also written and produced comedy albums. The collection consists of photocopies of television scripts such as NBC Follies and Out of This World. Additionally there are a small number of commercially released comedy albums including the Grammy-winning The First Family.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Booker, Bob, 1931-

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Bob Booker.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bob Booker scripts and record albums (Collection 1934). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6981996 

    Biography/History

    Bob Booker is best known as a writer, producer, and director of television. In 1966, he began working on The Garry Moore Show during it last season. He went into feature films for a few years, returning to television in 1972 working on the series The David Steinberg Show. That same year, he did a television pilot for The NBC Follies, which culminated into a 13 episode series. In the mid-1970s, he partnered with Burt Reynolds and produced two network pilot specials: Cotton Club '75 and The Wayne Newton Special. During this time, he also worked on a Monte Hall special, Monte Hall at Seaworld as well as the specials Opryland USA, and Charo. Over the next several years, Booker continued to create pilots and specials that included Saturday Celebration, The Clifton Davis Show, and The Paul Lynde Halloween Special. Later, in 1977, Paramount hired him to create television specials that would promote their feature film releases. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he did a series of television specials that included The Unbroken Circle: A Tribute to Mother Maybelle Carter. In 1984, Booker returned to creating television series, starting with Foul-Ups, Bleeps, & Blunders. In 1987, his pilot for Out of This World was bought by NBC, and the series aired for four years. He has also written and produced comedy albums such as The First Family, which won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1962.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of photocopies of scripts and commercially released record albums related to the career of writer, producer and director Bob Booker. Included are writings for television series and variety programs including NBC Follies and Out of This World among others. Many of the variety shows and television specials include production information. The collection also includes 14 commercially released comedy record albums including the Grammy-winning The First Family and the Grammy-nominated You Don't Have to be Jewish.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by project titles.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Booker, Bob, 1931--Archives.
    Television producers and directors--Archival resources.