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Finding Aid for the Buzz Kulik papers, 1942-1994
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Description
Buzz Kulik was born Seymour Kulik in Kearny, NJ in 1922. He was an American film and television director. This collection comprises a wide variety of documents and objects related to Buzz Kulik's prolific career. The majority of these items relate to films, television shows, and miniseries directed or produced by Kulik between 1950 and 1992. Additionally, the collection includes documents related to film or television projects conceived by or pitched to Kulik that never ultimately came to fruition. Finally, the collection contains a variety of personal ephemera with no direct connection to specific projects.
Background
Buzz Kulik was born Seymour Kulik in Kearny, NJ in 1922. He was an American film and television director. After serving in the US Army during World War II, Kulik took a job in the mailroom of the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, where he saw a call for directors in the burgeoning field of TV commercials. He applied and moved up in the company, where he directed commercials for several years before moving on to direct cameras in Yankee Stadium in 1947. He then took his talent to larger projects, directing numerous TV programs during what is termed "the Golden Age of television" (ranging approximately from the late 1940s until the early 1960s).
Extent
35 linear ft. (51 record cartons, 16 oversize 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.