Finding Aid for the David Freedman Papers, 1930-1940

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the David Freedman Papers, 1930-1940

Collection number: 749

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1992
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: David Freedman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1940
Collection number: 749
Creator: Freedman, David, 1898-1936
Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: David Freedman was the son of a Romanian political refugee, and grew up in a New York tenement. He wrote short stories and later wrote material for comedians, plays, books of Broadway musicals, and wrote and produced several radio programs. His published books include Mendel Marantz (1925) and The Intellectual Lover and Other Stories (1940). The collection contains scripts for radio programs.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Freedman family, 1949.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], David Freedman Papers (Collection 749). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233045 

Biography

Freedman was the son of a Romanian political refugee, and grew up in a New York tenement; studied mathematics and music; wrote short stories; later wrote material for comedians, plays, books of Broadway musicals, and wrote and produced several radio programs; published books include Mendel Marantz (1925) and The Intellectual Lover and Other Stories (1940).

Scope and Content

Collection contains scripts for radio programs in which Al Jolson, Bert Lahr, Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor, Red Skelton, Tommy Dorsey, and others starred. Also contains jokes by members of the Freedman family.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Bert Lahr (Box 1).
  2. Joe Cook (Boxes 1-2).
  3. Ex Lax : the big show (Boxes 2-4).
  4. Fanny Brice (Boxes 4-5).
  5. Al Jolson (Box 5).
  6. Eddie Cantor (Boxes 6-7).
  7. Jokes by Ben, Noel, and Nancy Freedman (Boxes 7-8).
  8. Various (Box 9).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Freedman, David, 1898-1936--Archives.
Authors, American--20th century.
Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.
Radio scripts.


Container List

 

Bert Lahr

Box 1, Folder 1

Whose Baby Are You?, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

Whose Baby Are You?, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

Whose Baby Are You?, n.d.

Physical Description: [3 copies].
Box 1, Folder 4

Whose Baby Are You?, n.d.

Physical Description: [notes&incomplete copy].
Box 1, Folder 5

Whose Baby Are You?, n.d.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 1, Folder 6

Gold Bricks, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

Gold Bricks, n.d.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 1, Folder 8

Gold Bricks, n.d.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 1, Folder 9

Carry On / Hot Stuff / Boy-Oh-Boy, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 10

Carry On / Hot Stuff / Boy-Oh-Boy, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 11

Carry On / Hot Stuff / Boy-Oh-Boy, n.d.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 1, Folder 12

Carry On / Hot Stuff / Boy-Oh-Boy, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 13

Carry On / Hot Stuff / Boy-Oh-Boy, n.d.

Physical Description: [corrected copy].
Box 1, Folder 14

Carry On / Hot Stuff / Boy-Oh-Boy, n.d.

Physical Description: [incomplete].
Box 1, Folder 15

Carry On / Hot Stuff / Boy-Oh-Boy, n.d.

Physical Description: [synopsis].
Box 1, Folder 16

Untitled, n.d.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
 

Joe Cook

Box 1, Folder 17

The White Hope, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 18

Hot Airwaves, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 19

Horse Leather, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 20

Synopsis, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 1

Circus Night in Town #8. April 26, 1935.

Box 2, Folder 2

Circus Night in Town #9. May 3, 1935.

Box 2, Folder 3

Circus Night in Town #11. May 17, 1935.

Box 2, Folder 4

Circus Night in Town #12. May 24, 1935.

Physical Description: [copies 1&2].
Box 2, Folder 5

Circus Night in Town #12, May 24, 1935.

Physical Description: [copies 3&4].
Box 2, Folder 6

Circus Night in Town #13. May 31, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies]
Box 2, Folder 7

Circus Night in Town #15. June 14, 1935.

Box 2, Folder 8

Circus Night in Town #16. June 21, 1935.

Box 2, Folder 9

Circus Night in Town #20. July 19, 1935.

Box 2, Folder 10

Circus Night in Town. n.d.

Physical Description: [unnumbered].
Box 2, Folder 11

Spot One;...Spot Four. n.d.

Physical Description: [copy 1].
Box 2, Folder 12

Spot One;...Spot Four. n.d.

Physical Description: [copy 2].
Box 2, Folder 13

Goodrich commercial, n.d.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 2, Folder 14

Untitled synopsis with George Givot, n.d.

 

Ex Lax

Box 2, Folder 15

The Big Show, n.d.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 2, Folder 16

The Big Show, October 23, 1933.

Box 2, Folder 17

The Big Show. October 30, 1933.

Box 2, Folder 18

The Big Show. November 6, 1933.

Box 2, Folder 19

The Big Show. November 13, 1933.

Physical Description: [3 copies].
Box 2, Folder 20

The Big Show. November 20, 1933.

Box 2, Folder 21

The Big Show. November 27, 1933.

Physical Description: [3 copies].
Box 2, Folder 22

The Big Show. December 4, 1933.

Physical Description: [3 copies].
Box 2, Folder 23

The Big Show. December 11, 1933.

Box 2, Folder 24

The Big Show. December 18, 1933.

Physical Description: [copies 1-4].
Box 3, Folder 1

The Big Show. December 18, 1933.

Physical Description: [copies 5-8].
Box 3, Folder 2

The Big Show. December 24, 1933.

Physical Description: [3 copies].
Box 3, Folder 3

The Big Show--Block and Sully. September 24, 1934.

Physical Description: [2 copies: copy 2 missing p. 1].
Box 3, Folder 4

The Big Show--Block and Sully. October 1, 1934.

Physical Description: [3 copies: copy 2 missing p. 1; copy 3 missing p. 35].
Box 3, Folder 5

The Big Show--Block and Sully. October 8, 1934.

Box 3, Folder 6

The Big Show--Block and Sully. October 15, 1934.

Box 3, Folder 7

The Big Show--Block and Sully. October 29, 1934.

Box 3, Folder 8

The Big Show--Block and Sully. November 12, 1934.

Box 3, Folder 9

The Big Show--Block and Sully. November 19, 1934.

Box 3, Folder 10

The Big Show--Block and Sully. December 17, 1934.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 3, Folder 11

The Big Show--Block and Sully. December 24, 1934.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 3, Folder 12

The Big Show--Block and Sully. December 31, 1934.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 3, Folder 13

The Big Show--Block and Sully. March 14, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 3, Folder 14

The Big Show--Block and Sully. March 11, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 3, Folder 15

The Big Show--Block and Sully. March 18, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 3, Folder 16

The Big Show--Block and Sully. March 25, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 3, Folder 17

The Big Show--Block and Sully. April 1, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 3, Folder 18

The Big Show--Block and Sully. April 8, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 4, Folder 1

The Big Show--Block and Sully. April 22, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 4, Folder 2

The Big Show--Block and Sully. April 29, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 4, Folder 3

The Big Show--Block and Sully. May 6, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 4, Folder 4

The Big Show--Block and Sully. May 13, 1935.

Physical Description: [3 copies].
Box 4, Folder 5

The Big Show--Block and Sully. May 20, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 4, Folder 6

The Big Show--Block and Sully. May 27, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 4, Folder 7

The Big Show--Block and Sully. June 3, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 4, Folder 8

The Big Show--Block and Sully. June 10, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 4, Folder 9

The Big Show--Block and Sully. June 17, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 4, Folder 10

The Big Show--Block and Sully, part 1. n.d.

Physical Description: [3 copies].
Box 4, Folder 11

The Big Show--Block and Sully, part 2. n.d.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 4, Folder 12

The Big Show--Block and Sully, part 1. n.d.

Box 4, Folder 13

The Big Show--Block and Sully, part 2. n.d.

 

Fanny Brice

Box 4, Folder 14

Hillbillie. March 7, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 15

Department Store. March 14, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 16

London Flat. March 21, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 17

Baby Snooks and Sweepstakes. March 28, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 18

Baby Snooks, Museum of Art and Comedy- Drama. April 4, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 19

Court Room. April 11, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 20

Snooks and Myrtle. April 11, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 21

Snooks, Haddon Hall and Amateur Night. April 18, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 22

Myrtle, Snooks and Spiritualist. May 2, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 23

Dr. Lyon's Tooth Powder. October 14, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 24

Dr. Lyon's Tooth Powder. October 21, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 25

Dr. Lyon's Tooth Powder. October 28, 1936.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 4, Folder 26

Dr. Lyon's Tooth Powder. November 4, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 27

Dr. Lyon's Tooth Powder. November 11, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 28

Dr. Lyon's Tooth Powder. November 18, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 29

Dr. Lyon's Tooth Powder. November 25, 1936.

Box 4, Folder 30

Dr. Lyon's Tooth Powder. December 2, 1936.

Box 5, Folder 1

Dr. Lyon's Tooth Powder. December 9, 1936.

Box 5, Folder 2

Dr. Lyon's Tooth Powder. December 16, 1936.

Box 5, Folder 3

Dr. Lyon's Tooth Powder. December 23, 1936.

Box 5, Folder 4

Toasties Time. October 29, 1944.

Box 5, Folder 5

Toasties Time. November 26, 1944.

Box 5, Folder 6

Mrs. Cohen and Her Family. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 7

Voice of the People. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 8

Revue De Paree. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 9

Queen Elizabeth. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 10

Sadie Applegarden for Congress. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 11

Baby Snooks and Kindergarden. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 12

Baby Snooks and Sister's Boyfriend. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 13

Baby Snooks and George Washington. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 14

Mickey and Minnie Mouse. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 15

Fifth District Political Club. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 16

Lord Twillingham Twit. n.d.

 

Al Jolson

Box 5, Folder 17

Elgin Christmas Show. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 18

Lifebuoy soap. December 13, 1938.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 5, Folder 19

Lifebuoy soap. December 20, 1938.

Box 5, Folder 20

Lifebuoy soap. December 27, 1938.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 5, Folder 21

Lifebuoy soap. January 17, 1939.

Box 5, Folder 22

Lifebuoy soap. January 24, 1939.

Box 5, Folder 23

Lifebuoy soap. January 31, 1939.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 5, Folder 24

Kraft program. August 10, 1933.

Box 5, Folder 25

Kraft program. August 17, 1933.

Box 5, Folder 26

Kraft program. August 31, 1933.

Box 5, Folder 27

Kraft program. September 7, 1933.

Box 5, Folder 28

Kraft program. September 14, 1933.

Box 5, Folder 29

Kraft program. September 21, 1933.

 

Eddie Cantor

Box 6, Folder 1

Chase and Sanborn Hour. October 4, 1931.

Box 6, Folder 2

Chase and Sanborn Hour. October 11, 1931.

Box 6, Folder 3

Chase and Sanborn Hour. November 1, 1931.

Box 6, Folder 4

Chase and Sanborn Hour. November 8, 1931.

Box 6, Folder 5

Chase and Sanborn Hour. November 15, 1931.

Box 6, Folder 6

Chase and Sanborn Hour. November 22, 1931.

Box 6, Folder 7

Chase and Sanborn Hour. December 6, 1931.

Box 6, Folder 8

Chase and Sanborn Hour. December 20, 1931.

Box 6, Folder 9

Chase and Sanborn Hour. October 30, 1932.

Box 6, Folder 10

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. November 8, 1932.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 6, Folder 11

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. November 13, 1932.

Box 6, Folder 12

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. November 20, 1932.

Box 6, Folder 13

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. November 27, 1932.

Box 6, Folder 14

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. December 11, 1932.

Box 6, Folder 15

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. December 18, 1932.

Box 6, Folder 16

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. December 25, 1932.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 6, Folder 17

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. January 1, 1933.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 6, Folder 18

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. January 8, 1933.

Box 6, Folder 19

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. January 15, 1933.

Box 6, Folder 20

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. January 22, 1933.

Box 6, Folder 21

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. January 29, 1933.

Box 6, Folder 22

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. February 4, 1933.

Box 7, Folder 1

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. February 12, 1933.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 7, Folder 2

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. February 12, 1933.

Physical Description: [3 segments].
Box 7, Folder 3

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. February 19, 1933.

Box 7, Folder 4

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. March 12, 1933.

Box 7, Folder 5

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. March 19, 1933.

Box 7, Folder 6

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. March 26, 1933.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 7, Folder 7

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. December 24, 1933.

Box 7, Folder 8

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. January 21, 1934.

Box 7, Folder 9

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. March 18, 1934.

Box 7, Folder 10

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. October 7, 1934.

Box 7, Folder 11

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. October 14, 1934.

Box 7, Folder 12

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. October 21, 1934.

Box 7, Folder 13

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. October 28, 1934.

Box 7, Folder 14

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. November 4, 1934.

Box 7, Folder 15

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. November 11, 1934.

Box 7, Folder 16

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour. November 18, 1934.

Box 7, Folder 17

Unidentified. February 18, 1933.

Box 7, Folder 18

2 scripts [unidentified], part 2 (both). n.d.

 

Jokes by Ben, Noel, and Nancy Freedman

Box 7, Folder 19

Jokes by Ben & Nancy Freedman. n.d.

Box 8, Folder 1

Jokes by Ben & Nancy Freedman. n.d.

Box 8, Folder 2

Jokes by Ben & Nancy Freedman. n.d.

Box 8, Folder 3

Jokes by Ben & Nancy Freedman. n.d.

Box 8, Folder 4

Over the Week-end, by Ben, Noel & Nancy Freedman. November 6, 1943.

Box 8, Folder 5

On Account of Sex, play by Ben & Noel Freedman. n.d.

Physical Description: [typescript].
Box 8, Folder 6

Robert Benchley program, by Ben Freedman. June 8, 1939.

Box 8, Folder 7

Through the Looking Glass, play by David Freedman, written by Ben Freedman. n.d.

Physical Description: [typescript]
Box 8, Folder 8

Opening, by Ben Freedman. September 8, 1946.

Box 8, Folder 9

Opening, by Ben Freedman. September 15, 1946.

Box 8, Folder 10

Opening, by Ben Freedman. September 22, 1946.

Box 8, Folder 11

Opening, by Ben Freedman. September 28, 1946.

Box 8, Folder 12

Opening, by Ben Freedman. October 6, 1946.

Box 8, Folder 13

Opening, by Ben Freedman. October 13, 1946.

Box 8, Folder 14

Opening, by Ben Freedman. October 20, 1946.

Box 8, Folder 15

Opening, by Ben Freedman. December 24, 1946.

Box 8, Folder 16-22

Opening, by Ben Freedman. n.d.

Box 8, Folder 23

EDNA Skeleton Outline, by Ben Freedman. December 8, 1946.

Box 8, Folder 24

Sound effects for unidentified Ben Freedman show. n.d.

 

Various

 

George Price

Box 9, Folder 1

Ward program [4 copies]. April 25, 1934.

 

Red Skelton

Box 9, Folder 8

Raleigh Cigarette program. March 17, 1946.

Box 9, Folder 9

Raleigh Cigarette program. March 31, 1946.

Box 9, Folder 10

Raleigh Cigarette program. April 2, 1946.

Box 9, Folder 11

Raleigh Cigarette program. March 26, 1946.

Box 9, Folder 12

Raleigh Cigarette program. January 6, 1946.

Box 9, Folder 13

Raleigh Cigarette program. April 30, 1946.

Box 9, Folder 2

Bob Crosby Show. January 8, 1946.

Box 9, Folder 3

Tommy Dorsey & Company. August 26, 1945.

Box 9, Folder 4

Maxwell House Coffee Hour. December 16, 1943.

Box 9, Folder 5

Maxwell House Coffee Hour. January 27, 1944.

Box 9, Folder 6

Maxwell House Coffee Hour. May 4, 1944.

Box 9, Folder 7

Maxwell House Coffee Hour. October 19, 1944.

Box 9, Folder 14

Cliquot Club Eskimos--audition. November 25, 1935.

Physical Description: [2 copies].
Box 9, Folder 15

White Horse Inn, by Hans Muller. U.S. adaptation of book by David Freedman. n.d.

Box 9, Folder 16

Buy, Buy Betty, by David Freedman and Irving Caesar. n.d.

Box 9, Folder 17

Synopsis of Musical Comedy, by David Freedman. n.d.

Box 9, Folder 18

Unidentified typescript. n.d.

Box 9, Folder 19

Mendel Marantz. A play in three acts by David Freedman. Negative microfilm #07174. 1927.

Box 9, Folder 20

Habanera. Synopsis. n.d.

Box 9, Folder 21

Palmy Days, by Eddie Cantor, Morrie Ryskind and David Freedman. Parts 1 and 2. 1931.