Finding Aid for the Kenneth Gamet papers, 1940-1970

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Title: Kenneth Gamet papers
Collection number: 1124
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 16.5 linear ft. (33 boxes)
Date: 1940-1970
Abstract: Kenneth Gamet (d.1971) wrote scripts for radio, screen, and television. He also co-founded the Screen Writers Guild. The collection consists of story outlines, treatments, production notes, memoranda, correspondence, radio scripts, television scripts, original screenplays and supporting materials. Television scripts include those for Cheyenne, Zorro, Annie Oakley, and Casey Jones.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
Creator: Gamet, Kenneth

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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 Helen Aigner, 1972.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kenneth Gamet papers (Collection 1124). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470473 

Biography/History

Gamet wrote scripts for radio, screen, and television; he was a co-founder of the Screen Writers Guild, and scripted more than 50 feature films, concluding with Apache Rifle (1964); he then specialized in telewriting; he died on October 13, 1971 in Los Angeles.

Expanded Biographical Note

Kenneth Gamet was a screenwriter and playwrite who began his career ca. 1936, collaborating during his early years with Don Ryan. Gamet specialized in adventure films, especially westerns. [from Filmlexicon degli autori e delle opere Rome, 1959; TA *PN 1998 A2F5 v. 2]
The collection was transferred from the Theatre Arts Library and consists of 33 boxes of story outlines, treatments, production notes, memoranda, correspondence, radio scripts, television scripts, original screenplays and supporting materials.
Gamet died October 1971 at the age of 64. He was co-founder of the screenwriters' guild. [His obituary appeared in Daily Variety, Thursday October 14, 1971.]

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Story outlines, treatments, production notes, memoranda and correspondence (Boxes 1-12).
  2. Original screenplays and supporting material (Boxes 13-28).
  3. Radio scripts (Boxes 29-31).
  4. Television scripts (Boxes 32-33).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gamet, Kenneth--Archives.
Radio scripts.
Radio writers--United States--Archival resources.
Screenplays.
Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
Television scripts.
Television writers--United States--Archival resources.

 

Story Outlines, Treatments, Production Notes, Memoranda and Correspondence

Boxes 1-12

Story outlines, treatments, production notes, memoranda and correspondence.

 

Original Screenplays and Supporting Material

Box 13

North of Nome.

Box 13

Brother Van.

Box 13

Smart blonde.

Box 13

Renegade Canyon.

Box 14

Last of the Comanches ( Sabre and the arrow).

Box 14

Trails westward.

Box 14

Sundown.

Box 14

The day the gun died.

Box 15

Coroner Creek.

Box 15

The black widow.

Box 15

Sunset rim.

Box 16

Flat-top (A lady comes home).

Box 16

Strange alibi.

Box 16

Flying Tigers.

Box 17

The poor nut.

Box 17

War cry.

Box 17

Wild fury.

Box 17

Flowing gold.

Box 17

Fly-away baby.

Box 18

Ten wanted men.

Box 18

Pittsburgh.

Box 18

The king of the Comstock.

Box 18

Iceland patrol.

Box 19

The stranger wore a gun ( I ride alone).

Box 19

It takes nerve.

Box 19

Outlaw's code.

Box 19

Inside story.

Box 19

Flying leathernecks.

Box 19

Canadian Pacific.

Box 20

The western story.

Box 20

Khyber Pass.

Box 20

Trigger finger Freddy.

Box 20

Mixed nuts.

Box 20

Nancy Drew - smart girl.

Box 20

Man in the saddle.

Box 20

A lady comes home.

Box 20

Adventure in Silverado ( Adventures of Silverado).

Box 20

The password to Larkspur Lane.

Box 21

Domino.

Box 21

The defense rests.

Box 21

The case of the dangerous dowager.

Box 21

The marshal of Medicine Bend.

Box 21

Citizen soldier.

Box 22

Military Police story.

Box 22

To the last Marine.

Box 22

Dangerous Nancy Drew.

Box 22

Bomber's moon.

Box 23

Tampico.

Box 23

The singing cop.

Box 23

Sittin' pretty.

Box 23

Santa Fe.

Box 23

Juke girl.

Box 24

Doolins of Oklahoma ( The Doolin gang).

Box 24

The people's mouthpiece.

Box 24

The return of Doctor X. Part I.

Box 24

The last headline.

Box 24

Lawless.

Box 25

Quintuplet story.

Box 25

The last posse ( The posse).

Box 25

Highway west ( Highway 99).

Box 25

Guadalcanal diary.

Box 25

You can't get away with murder ( Chalked out).

Box 25

Tugboad Annie sails again.

Box 25

The smiling ghost.

Box 26

Blonde ice.

Box 26

South of Pago Pago.

Box 26

She stayed kissed.

Box 26

Torchy plays with dynamite ( Dead or alive).

Box 26

Many brave men.

Box 26

Fighting Coast Guard ( Fighting U.S.Coast Guard).

Box 27

Betrayal from the East.

Box 27

Canadian Pacific.

Box 27

Call of the North.

Box 27

The freebooter.

Box 28

Crosswinds.

Box 28

Silver rock.

Box 28

Showdown in Deadwood.

Box 28

Hit Parade of 1945.

Box 28

Santa Fe passage.

Box 28

Pride of the commandos.

Box 28

The long watch.

Box 28

The maverick queen.

 

Radio Scripts

Box 29

Growin' up (Episodes 1-62).

Box 30

Growin' up (Episodes 63-125).

Box 31

James Stewart as The six-shooter.

Box 31

Binnacle Bill (Episodes 1-2).

Box 31

The bachelor girls.

Box 31

The christening of Koh-I-Nur.

Box 31

The Lotery diamond.

Box 31

The Piggot diamond.

Box 31

A piece of glass.

Box 31

The witch's cauldron.

Box 31

Money talks.

Box 31

Little Bohemia.

Box 31

Bubbles.

Box 31

Judy.

Box 31

The girl friend.

 

Television Scripts

Box 32

Cheyenne. “The imposter.”

Box 32

Cheyenne. “Hero of the town.”

Box 32

Zorro (Episode 2).

Box 32

New York confidential. The New Citizen 1959

Box 32

Jody. “Outlaw's boy.”

Box 32

Stagecoast west. “The bold whip.”

Box 32

The westerner. “Duel at Lockwood.”

Box 32

The Kale boys. “The men from Tallahassee.”

Scope and Content

Episode of Talahassee 7000.
Box 32

The Kale boys. “Stakeout.”

Box 32

Restless Gun. Thicker than water. 1957

Box 32

Straightaway. “The tin Caesar.” 1961

Box 32

Annie Oakley. “Whiphand.”

Box 32

Annie Oakley. “The welcome trap.”

Box 32

Annie Oakley. “Miracle of the gun.”

Box 32

Buckskin. “The ballad of the Gabe Pruitt.”

Box 32

Colt .45. “Breakthrough.” 1960

Box 32

Colt .45. “The garnet-studded concha.”

Box 32

“The thin rope.”

 

Casey Jones Series

Box 33

no.4176: “The President's Special.”

Box 33

no.4178: “The run to Deadwood.”

Box 33

no.4179: “Prison train.”

Box 33

no.4182: “The lost train.”

Box 33

no.4184: “Satan's will.”

Box 33

no.4186: “The marauders.”

Box 33

no.4189: “One-way ticket.”

Box 33

no.4192: “Star witness.”

Box 33

no.4198: “Iron men.”

Box 33

no.4203: “Command performance.”

Box 33

no.4210: “The treasure of Sam Bass.”

Box 33

no.4214: “Storm warning.”

Box 33

no.4228: “The Dutch clock.”

Box 33

no.4230: “Hard luck train.”

Box 33

no.4247: “The silk train.”

Box 33

no.4266: “Honeymoon Express.”