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Finding Aid for the Robert Dwan papers, 1948-1955 (Collection LSC.1920)
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Description
Robert (Bob) Dwan served as director for the CBS radio and NBC television game show series You Bet Your Life, hosted by Groucho Marx, from 1947 to 1961. The bulk of the collection consists of radio and television scripts for the program You Bet Your Life.
Background
Robert (Bob) Dwan was born in San Francisco, CA and grew up in Burlingame. He attended Stanford University, majoring in theatre and graduating in 1935. In 1936 he started work as a radio announcer for KGO radio in San Francisco where he was eventually promoted to program manager. In the early 1940s he moved to Los Angeles and worked as an apprentice writer for the Red Skelton radio show and then moved on to join the writing staff of Art Linkletter's People Are Funny. From 1947 to 1961 he served as the director for the CBS radio and NBC television game show series You Bet Your Life, hosted by Groucho Marx. You Bet Your Life ran on the radio from 1947 to 1957 and on television from 1950 to 1961. Robert Dwan died January 21, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA.
Extent
4.75 linear ft. (10 boxes)
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.