Finding Aid for the Kitty Buhler scripts, ca. 1950s-ca. 1960s

Processed by Performing Arts Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Julie Graham.
UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections
University of California, Los Angeles, Library
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Kitty Buhler scripts,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1950s-ca. 1960s
Collection number: 228
Creator: Buhler, Kitty
Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Kitty Buhler was a screen writer whose credits include the television series My Three Sons and The Untouchables. The collection includes 40-plus scripts related to Buhler's writing career.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kitty Buhler Scripts (Collection 228). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Esther Dora Biolo (later Kitty Buhler and Esther Kitty Bradley) was born July 23, 1922 in New York City. She attended Manhattan Business College, Kansas Wesleyan University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. From 1949-1951 she worked for the United Press covering general news and the operation of B-29 activities in Okinawa during the Korean conflict. During this time she also wrote a daily column for Stars and Stripes called Dapers by Kit. She met WWII General Omar Bradley in 1950 (in Okinawa) and the two eventually married following the death of Bradley's first wife in 1965. She returned to Southern California in the mid-1950s and started writing for the entertainment industry. Among her credits are the episodic television series My Three Sons, The Untouchables and The 20th Century Fox Hour, and feature film China Doll, which starred Victor Mature and Li Li Hau.
During her career she also wrote human interest and non-fiction articles in national and international magazines, including Look. Her professional affiliations included the Writers Guild of America West, The Greater Los Angeles Press Club, and The National League of the American Pen Women, Inc. Buhler assisted General Bradley when he served as the technical advisor on the Academy Award winning film Patton. In 1981 President Reagan appointed her to the American Battle Monuments Commission. Kitty Buhler died February 3, 2004, in Rancho Mirage, CA at the age of 81.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 40-plus television scripts related to the career of writer Kitty Buhler. The writings include projects such as Bewitched, Bonanza, Dragnet, The Ray Milland Show , and My Three Sons among others. Additionally, there is one script for the film China Doll, which appears to be Buhler's only documented motion picture credit.

Organization and Arrangement

The scripts are arranged alphabetically by project title.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Buhler, Kitty -- Archives.
Television writers -- Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

television scripts


Container List

Box 2, Folder 1

Baby Serenade no date

Box 2, Folder 2

Beachcomber (The) no date

Box 1, Folder 1

Bewitched no date

Box 1, Folder 2

Bonanza 1968

Box 2, Folder 3

Cara Williams Show (The) 1965 Jan 29

Box 2, Folder 4

Chaos no date

Box 5, Folder 3

China Doll no date

Box 2, Folder 5

City in Flames 1956 Nov 12

Box 1, Folder 3

Crossroads no date

Box 2, Folder 6

Daniel Boone no date

Box 2, Folder 7

Dateline Tokyo no date

Box 2, Folder 8

Dragnet no date

Box 5, Folder 4

Dram of Love, A no date

Box 5, Folder 6

Fast (The) no date

Box 1, Folder 4

Feminine Touch (The) 1957 July 2

Box 3, Folder 1

Globe Squatters (The) no date

Box 2, Folder 9

Hal Roach Rascals (The) no date

Box 2, Folder 10

Irene no date

Box 3, Folder 2

Juvenile Delinquency no date

Box 3, Folder 3

Lady with a Badge no date

Box 3, Folder 4

Legal Affair no date

Box 3, Folder 5

Lineup no date

Box 1, Folder 5

Marriage Counselor no date

Box 3, Folder 6

Men in Her Life 1957 Jan 18

Box 1, Folder 6

Mother Carey's Chickens no date

Box 4, Folder 1

My Three Sons 1961 June 19

Box 3, Folder 8

My Three Sons 1963 Jun 11

Box 3, Folder 7

My Three Sons 1964 July 21

Box 1, Folder 7

Password Okinawa no date

Box 4, Folder 2

Petticoat Junction no date

Box 1, Folder 8

Please Don't Eat the Daises, Where Do You Hide An Elephant? no date

Box 4, Folder 3

Prince and Miss Bishop (The) no date

Box 5, Folder 5

Private Custody no date

Box 1, Folder 10

Producer's Chair (The) no date

Box 4, Folder 5

Ray Milland Show (The) 1954

Box 4, Folder 4

Ray Milland Show (The) no date

Box 4, Folder 6

Roommates 1956

Box 5, Folder 7

Screen Credits no date

Box 4, Folder 7

Temporary Insanity 1955 Feb 8

Box 1, Folder 9

Tessa 1956 Sep 24

Box 4, Folder 8

Threat to a Happy Ending (A) 1956 Aug

Box 4, Folder 9

Tightrope 1960 Feb 16

Box 4, Folder 10

Untouchables (The) 1960 Sep

Box 1, Folder 11

Up On the Hill no date

Box 5, Folder 1

Valentine's Day 1964 July 30

Box 5, Folder 2

Vera Vague Show (The) no date

Box 1, Folder 12

World of Judge Barnaby (The) no date