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Finding Aid for the Hal Collins Papers, 1940-1979
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hal Collins Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1964
    Collection number: 140
    Creator: Collins, Hal
    Extent: 32 boxes (13.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-151735
    Abstract: Hall Collins was best known as a writer and associate producer, starting his career writing for Milton Berle. His numerous credits include The Red Buttons Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, All in the Family, and several Bob Hope and Lucille Ball specials. The collection consists of scripts related to his career in radio, television and film.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    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 Performing 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.

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hal Collins Papers (Collection 140). Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Collins was born in New York, New York on November 1, 1920. He was best known as a writer and associate producer, starting his career in radio writing for Milton Berle. He continued his association with Berle for forty years and worked with others, such as Norman Lear. His numerous credits include The Red Buttons Show, the various Kraft shows, The Ed Sullivan Show, All in the Family, Maude, and several Bob Hope and Lucille Ball specials. Collins also invented the off-line videotape editing machine. He died on November 7, 1980 in Hollywood, California.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of scripts related to the career of writer and producer Hal Collins. Includes radio scripts for Time to Smile (1939-42); television scripts for The Milton Berle Show, The Red Buttons Show, The Rudy Vallee Show, and Texaco Star Theatre; and motion picture scripts for Junior Prom (1946), Campus Sleuth (1948), and For Singles Only (1968).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Screenwriters--Archival resources.
    Television producers and directors--Archival resources.
    Collins, Hal--Archives.
    Radio writers--Archival resources.
    Television writers--Archival resources.
    Radio producers and directors--Archival resources.
    Scripts (documents).