Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding Aid for the Jim Hawthorne papers, 1940s-1970
PASC 364  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (84.26 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
Jim Hawthorne was a radio and television personality during the 1950s and 1960s. His outrageous antics made him an innovative pioneer in non-traditional radio broadcasting. The collection consists primarily of bits, sketches, and ideas for routines, photographs, clippings, and correspondence.
Background
Jim Hawthorne, best known as a radio personality, was born on November 20, 1918 in Victor, Colorado. He attended Denver University School of Commerce, majoring in radio broadcasting from around 1936-1939. In 1942, he moved to Los Angeles and enlisted in the military. In 1945 Hawthorne began working for Monogram Studios as a production assistant, while working part-time in radio broadcasting. Two years later he began working full-time in radio, becoming a popular disc jockey at the radio station KXLA in Pasadena. His outrageous antics at the time made him an innovative pioneer in non-traditional radio broadcasting.
Extent
3.75 linear ft. (8 boxes and 1 flat box.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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.