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Herbert Leonard papers, 1957-1977
PASC 29  
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  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Herbert Leonard papers
    Collection number: PASC 29
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 91.0 linear ft. (181 boxes )
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1977
    Abstract: Throughout his career, producer Herbert Leonard was involved with hundreds of television and motion picture projects. The collection consists of television and motion picture scripts, production material, correspondence, budgets, contracts, and business records.
    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: Leonard, Herbert B.

    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 Herbert Leonard, 1979.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Herbert Leonard papers (Collection PASC 29). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Herbert B. Leonard was born in New York City on Oct. 8, 1922. He began his career in the entertainment industry working for Columbia pictures in 1940, served in World War II as a naval aviator from 1941-46, and resumed his career in the late 1940's as a production manager for Sam Katzman Productions. Leonard left Sam Katzman Productions to form Herbert B. Leonard Productions in 1954,subsequently producing the popular children's television series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. Over the next 20 years, Leonard formed multiple production companies including Norbert Productions, Inc. with Norman Blackburn, Lancer Productions, Wilbert Productions, Inc. with Cinefilm Inc., Shelle Processions, Inc., and Leonard Films, Inc. Throughout his career he produced hundreds of television and motion picture projects including such television series as Circus Boy, Tales of Bengal Lancers , Rescue 8, Naked City and Route 66 and the motion picture Popi for United Artists. Leonard died on October 14 2006 of cancer.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials related to the career of producer Herbert Leonard. Includes television and motion picture scripts, production material, correspondence, budgets, contracts, and business records. Television series include Rescue 8, Tallahasee 7000, and The 77th Bengal Lancers, and significant runs of Naked city, Route 66, Circus boy, and The Adventures of Rin Tin, Tin. Motion picture materials include, Going Home (1971), Popi (1969), and The Perils of Pauline (1967). The business files consist mainly of company records related to Leonard's production companies.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Business files
    2. Motion Picture projects
    3. Television projects

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Leonard, Herbert B., -- Archives.
    Motion picture producers and directors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources.
    Television producers and directors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources.