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Finding Aid for the Manning Ostroff Papers, 1943-1954
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Manning Ostroff Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1943-1954
    Collection number: 119
    Creator: Ostroff, Manning
    Extent: 11 boxes (4.6 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Manning Ostroff was a writer, producer, and director in radio and television. The collection consists primarily of radio and television scripts related to his career as well as correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia.
    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.

    Biography

    Manning Ostroff was born ca. 1908. He was a columnist and editor for The B'nai Brith Messenger (1932-38) and production manager at the Los Angeles radio station KFWB (ca. 1939-44). Ostroff produced and directed The Eddie Cantor Radio Show (ca. 1945-50), a local LA television show with Al Jarvis, and NBC's Colgate Comedy Hour (1950-54). He died December 15, 1981.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists primarily of radio and television scripts related to the career of writer and director Manning Ostroff. Radio scripts include The Eddie Cantor Show (1944-49), Time to Smile (1943-44), and Wednesday With You (1945). Television scripts include The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950-54). Also includes correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Ostroff, Manning--Archives.
    Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.
    Television writers--United States--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Radio scripts.
    Television scripts.

    • Joe Quillan Collection of Radio Scripts (Collection 133). Available at Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Paramount Pictures Corporation Television Production Records (Collection 171). Available at Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Paramount Pictures Corporation Television Production Records (Collection 171). Available at Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Margarite Wallace Scripts (Collection 263). Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.