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Finding Aid for the William A. Bacher Papers, 1930-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items Removed from Collection:

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William A. Bacher Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1960
    Collection number: 919
    Creator: Bacher, William A.
    Extent: 23 boxes (11.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: William A. Bacher (1900- ) practiced dentistry for 10 years before becoming a radio producer in 1929. He joined 20th Century-Fox in 1943 and produced Wing and a Prayer (1944), Leave her to Heaven (1945), and Carnival in Costa Rica (1947). He also co-wrote and produced Untamed in 1955. The collection consists of radio scripts of series produced by Bacher, phonograph recordings of Treasury star parade programs, and various screenplays and treatments sent to Bacher but never produced.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. William Bacher, 1965-66.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William A. Bacher Papers (Collection 919). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462272 

    Biography

    Bacher was born in Rumania on October 20, 1900; DDS, Univsity of Illinois; LL.B, New Jersey Law School; practiced dentistry for 10 years; entered radio in 1929 as a producer; radio productions included: Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre, Texaco Star Theatre, Camel Caravan, and Treasury Star Parade; did 168 broadcasts for U.S. Treasury Department and bond programs during World War II; joined 20th Century-Fox in 1943 and produced Wing and a Prayer (1944), Leave her to Heaven (1945), and Carnival in Costa Rica (1947); edited book on Treasury star parade; co-wrote and produced Untamed in 1955.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of radio scripts of series produced by Bacher, phonograph recordings of Treasury star parade programs, and various screenplays and treatments sent to Bacher but never produced.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Screenplays submitted to Bacher.
    2. Maltine Story Hour.
    3. Maxwell House Showboat.
    4. Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre.
    5. Hollywood Hotel.
    6. Texaco Star Theatre.
    7. Treasury Star Parade.
    8. Phonograph Recordings of Musical Scores.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Bacher, William A.--Archives.
    Radio producers and directors--Archival resources.
    Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources.
    Radio plays.
    Film scripts.
    Sound recordings.

    Items Removed from Collection:

    • Oversize packages 1-8. Housed in UCLA Radio Archive. UNAVAILABLE for use.