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Larry Williams collection of scripts for medical and health related television programs, 1952-1969
PASC 155  
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Description
Larry Williams was a producer of medical documentaries and TV programs, including the first live televised open-heart surgery. The collection consists of scripts, production materials, and photographs related to Williams' career writing and producing medical and health-related television productions.
Background
Lawrence (Larry) A. Williams was a native of Ottawa, Ill. and a student at the University of Arizona. He moved to San Francisco in 1944 where he wrote radio scripts for First Nighter, Skippy Hollywood Theater, and Dink Templeton. During this time, Williams also worked for Drury Co. advertising agency. In 1950, he became a writer-producer for the award winning series, Science in Action, produced by the California Academy of Sciences and wrote and produced Dr. Harvey Whites first television appearances. His additional credits include, A Life in Your Hands (Oct. 1953-Mar. 1954), The Wall Outside (1955), House Call (1956-58), Doctors News Conference (1956), Medicine of the 1960s and Vital Signs. His programs won awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the American Cancer Society and the American and California heart associations. In 1959, Williams, along with his wife, Mary, incorporated Lawren Productions. Williams, who had a lifelong battle with osteomyelitis, died in May 1996.
Extent
6.7 linear ft. (16 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.