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Finding Aid for the Collection of Laverne & Shirley television series scripts, 1975-1986
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Description
Laverne and Shirley was an American television sitcom spin-off of the popular television show Happy Days. The collection consists of 150-plus scripts from the Laverne and Shirley television series (1976-1982). Also included are a small number of scripts from the television show, All is Forgiven.
Background
Laverne and Shirley was an American television sitcom spin-off of the popular television show Happy Days. It ran from 1976 to 1983 on ABC and was rated the number one program in its second year of airing. The show followed the antics of two young women Laverne De Fazio and Shirley Feeney (portrayed by Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams, respectively) sharing an apartment in Milwaukee and working in a beer bottling company. Later on in the series, ABC changed the settings to have the women living in Burbank and working in a department store. Among the many memorable images from the show was Laverne's clothing which was always decorated with large, cursive L's. In 1979, the sitcom won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series.
Extent
11 boxes (5.5 linear feet)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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.