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Finding Aid for the Collection of Laverne & Shirley television series scripts, 1975-1986
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Laverne & Shirley television series scripts,
    Date (inclusive): 1975-1986
    Collection number: 198
    Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: 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.
    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], Collection of Laverne & Shirley television series scripts (Collection 198). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of scripts from the Laverne and Shirley television show (1976-82). Included in the collection are scripts for 150-plus episodes. The scripts document the careers of writers such as Al Aidekma, Jeff Franklin, Marc Sotkin, and Chris Thompson among others. Also included are 11 scripts from the television series, All is Forgiven (1985-86).

    Indexing Terms

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

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Television scripts.