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Lou Derman papers, 1944-1975
PASC 99  
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  • Biography
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  • Title: Lou Derman papers
    Collection number: PASC 99
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 16.0 linear ft. (32 boxes, 81 bound volumes)
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1975
    Abstract: Lou Derman was a comedy writer whose numerous credits include co-creator and head writer of the television series Mr. Ed, and writer and producer of All in the Family. The collection consists of bound volumes of various radio and television scripts related to Dermans comedy writing career.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Derman, Lou

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lou Derman Papers (Collection PASC 99). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Donation, 1990.

    Biography

    Lou Derman was born in (approximately) 1914 and was educated at New York University. As a television comedy writer, he was co-creator and head writer of the Mr. Ed television series (6 years), head writer of December Bride (4 years), and writer and producer of All in the Family. Derman died on February 15, 1976.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 81 bound volumes of various radio and television program scripts related to the career of writer and producer, Lou Derman. Radio scripts from programs include Life With Luigi (September 1948 to February 1953), Our Miss Brooks (December 1953 to June 1954), Happy Island starring Ed Wynn (September 1944 to February 1945), and Let Yourself Go starring Milton Berle (March to June 1945). Television scripts from programs include December Bride (season 1954/55 to 1958/59), Mister Ed (season 1960/61 to 1965/66), The Gale Storm Show (season 1959/60), and All in the Family (July 1974 to February 1975).

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1217808 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Derman, Lou--Archives.
    Radio plays.
    Radio writers--United States--Archives.
    Television plays.
    Television writers--United States--Archival resources.