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Finding Aid for the Ruth Brooks Flippen Papers, 1946-1974
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ruth Brooks Flippen Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1974
    Collection number: 100
    Creator: Flippen, Ruth Brooks
    Extent: 23 boxes (10.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Ruth Brooks Flippen was a prolific television and motion picture writer. Among her credits are the television series Bewitched, My World and Welcome to It, and Days of Our Lives and the motion pictures Gidget Goes Hawaiian, Sail a Crooked Ship, and Gidget Goes to Rome. Collection includes scripts, research, notes, photographs, and clippings related to her career. In addition there are personal photographs, correspondence, and papers pertaining to actor and comedian Jay C. Flippen.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ruth Brooks Flippen Papers, 100, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift, 1983.

    Biography

    Ruth Albertina Brooks was born in Brooklyn, NY on Sept. 14, 1921. Among her numerous credits are the television television programs Bewitched, My World and Welcome to It, and Days of Our Lives and motion pictures Gidget Goes Hawaiian, Sail a Crooked Ship, and Gidget Goes to Rome. She was married to actor and comedian Jay C. Flippen, and was the Emmy recipient for Oh Baby, Baby, Baby. Ruth Brooks Flippen died in Marina del Rey, CA on July 9, 1981.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of scripts, research, notes, photographs, and clippings related to the career of writer Ruth Brooks Flippen. Contains material for several produced and unproduced projects including motion pictures Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961), Looking for Love (1965), and Love Is Better Than Ever (1952) and television series The Farmer's Daughter, General Hospital (ca. June 1972-ca. Nov. 1972), and Gidget. Also includes some personal photographs, correspondence, and papers pertaining to Flippen's husband, actor Jay C. Flippen.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Flippen, Jay C.,--1899-1971.
    Flippen, Ruth Brooks--Archives.
    Women screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
    Women screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
    Television scripts.