Finding Aid for the John Mantley scripts and production information, 1975-1981.

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John Mantley scripts and production information,
Date (inclusive): 1975-1981.
Collection number: 311
Creator: Mantley, John, 1920-2003.
Extent: 17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: John Mantley was a television producer and writer. The collection consists of script files and a small amount of production material related to Mantley's involvement on the television shows Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Gunsmoke, and How The West Was Won.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Mantley scripts and production information (Collection 311). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

There is little biographical information available about John Mantley. He was born in Toronto, Canada to actor parents. He attended St Catherine's Institute of Vocational School where he was active in sports and the drama society. He was later president of the Victoria Colledge Dramatic Society, which won several international competitions. He was trained as a fighter pilot during WWII and while on leave also produced shows for the British Armed Forces in the Far East. After the war, and following his goal to become and actor, he studied at the Pasadena Playhouse, and earned a master's degree. Although he planned to work for his cousin, Mary Pickford, circumstances brought him back to Canada where he started working in radio and where he earned provincial and national awards for acting and directing with the New Play Society. His credits include executive producer of the television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Gunsmoke, How The West Was Won, and MacGyver.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of scripts and production materials related to the career of television writer and producer, John Mantley. The collection includes files from Mantley's involvement with television productions of How the West Was Won (1976-1979) and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979-1981). The files may contain a combination of scripts and/or production information including production related correspondence, shooting schedules, cast sheets, credits, and other production related information. Additionally, there is one file containing a small amount of publicity stills, crew information and correspondence related to the television series Gunsmoke in which Mantley was the producer.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by project title.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Mantley, John, 1920-2003 -- Archives.
Television producers and directors -- United States -- Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Television scripts.


Container List

 

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Box 17

Breakdowns no date

Box 17

Budgets 1980 no date

Box 16

Call Sheets no date

Box 16

Correspondence no date

Box 14

Crystals (The) 12/29/1980

Note

Script materials
Box 14

Crystals (The) - legal no date

Note

Deal memo and credits.
Box 14

Crystals (The) - miscellaneous no date

Note

Shooting schedule and correspondence.
Box 14

Derelict Equation (The) 7/1/1980

Note

Script materials.
Box 14

Derelict Equation (The) - legal no date

Note

Deal memos, credits and casting invoices.
Box 14

Derelict Equation (The) - miscellaneous no date

Note

Shooting schedule, correspondence and production memos.
Box 16

Designs no date

Note

Includes publicity type shots and story boards.
Box 14

Dorian Secret (The) 8/18/1980

Note

Script materials.
Box 14

Dorian Secret (The) - legal no date

Note

Deal memos, credits and cast sheets.
Box 14

Dorian Secret (The) - miscellaneous no date

Note

Shooting schedule, correspondence and production memos.
Box 16

Fan Mail no date

Note

Includes correspondence to and from John Mantley.
Box 14

Golden Man (The) 10/17/1980

Note

Script materials.
Box 14

Golden Man (The) - legal no date

Note

Deal memos, credits and cast sheets.
Box 14

Golden Man (The) - miscellaneous no date

Note

Shooting schedule, correspondence and production memos.
Box 15

Guardians (The) 12/2/1980

Note

Script materials.
Box 15

Guardians (The) - legal no date

Note

Deal memos, credits and cast sheets.
Box 15

Guardians (The) - miscellaneous no date

Note

Shooting schedule, correspondence and production memos.
Box 15

Hand of Goral (The) 1/7/1981

Note

Script materials.
Box 15

Hand of Goral (The) - miscellaneous no date

Note

Shooting schedule, correspondence and production memos.
Box 15

Hawk 6/18/1980

Note

Script materials.
Box 15

Hawk - legal no date

Note

Deal memos, credits and cast sheets.
Box 15

Hawk - miscellaneous no date

Note

Shooting schedule, correspondence and production memos.
Box 15

Journey to Oasis 10/15/1980

Note

Script materials.
Box 15

Journey to Oasis - legal no date

Note

Deal memos, credits and cast sheets.
Box 15

Journey to Oasis - miscellaneous no date

Note

Shooting schedule, correspondence and production memos.
Box 17

Main titles no date

Box 16

NBC no date

Note

Contains correspondence with NBC
Box 17

Post production no date

Box 16

Production Notes no date

Note

Includes correspondence and various production related materials.
Box 16

Production reports no date

Box 16

Publicity no date

Note

Includes photocopies of publicity articles
Box 17

Reports no date

Note

Includes release schedules and status report.
Box 15

Satyr (The) 7/14/1980

Note

Script materials.
Box 15

Satyr (The) - legal no date

Note

Deal memos, credits and cast sheets.
Box 15

Satyr (The) - miscellaneous no date

Note

Shooting schedule, correspondence and production memos.
Box 15

Testimony of a Traitor 1/20/1981

Note

Script materials.
Box 15

Testimony of a Traitor - legal no date

Note

Deal memos, credits and cast sheets.
Box 15

Testimony of a Traitor - miscellaneous no date

Note

Shooting schedule, correspondence and production memos.
Box 16

Unseen (The) 7/21/1980

Note

Script materials.
Box 16

Unseen (The) - legal no date

Note

Deal memos, credits and cast sheets.
Box 16

Unseen (The) - miscellaneous no date

Note

Shooting schedule, correspondence and production memos.
Box 17

Unused scripts no date

 

Gunsmoke

Box 14

Publicity no date

Note

Publicity stills, crew information and correspondence related to Gunsmoke.
 

How the West Was Won

Box 10

ABC problems no date

Note

Correspondence regarding post-production.
Box 10

Added scenes/retakes 11/1/1976

Box 9

Amnesty/The Brothers no date

Note

Credits and shooting schedule.
Box 5

Amnesty/The Brothers 7/22/1977

Note

Supplemental script material for parts 7, 8, 9 and 10
Box 8

Bee Story 9/12/1977

Note

Supplemental script material for parts 5 and 6.
Box 9

Billy Fargo 7/14/1977

Note

Supplemental script material for part 1.
Box 13

Budget no date

Note

Weekly budgets and progress reports.
Box 13

Budget no date

Note

Production budgets per episode.
Box 8

Buffalo Story 10/3/1977

Note

Supplemental script material for parts 1, 2 and 3.
Box 10

Casting notes and readings no date

Box 9

Cattle Drive 11/5/1977

Note

Supplemental script material for parts 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Box 10

Censors no date

Note

Consists of script reviews and censorship guidelines.
Box 5

China Girl 6/20/1978

Box 4

China Girl 6/20/1978

Box 12

China Girl - legal no date

Note

Credit information and production memos.
Box 10

Correspondence no date

Note

Letters to John Mantley
Box 13

Credits no date

Box 14

Crew lists - resumes no date

Note

Also contains crew list from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
Box 13

Deal memos - credits no date

Box 9

Deek/Wing 10/28/1977

Note

Supplemental script material for parts 6 and 7.
Box 11

Domestic and Foreign Residuals 1977-1978

Box 13

Editing notes no date

Box 11

Editors (names) no date

Box 5

Enemy (The) 8/2/1978

Box 5

Enemy (The) 8/2/1978

Box 12

Enemy (The) - legal no date

Note

Credit information and production memos.
Box 12

Enemy (The) - miscellaneous correspondence no date

Note

Production memos and thank you letters to guest or audition performers.
Box 11

Fan Mail no date

Box 5

Ferry (The) 10/3/1978

Box 5

Ferry (The) 10/3/1978

Box 12

Ferry (The) - legal no date

Note

Credit information and production memos.
Box 12

Ferry (The) - miscellaneous correspondence no date

Note

Production memos and thank you letters to guest or audition performers.
Box 6

Forgotten (The) 11/27/1978

Box 6

Forgotten (The) 11/27/1978

Box 12

Forgotten (The) - legal no date

Note

Credit information and production memos.
Box 12

Forgotten (The) - miscellaneous correspondence no date

Note

Production memos and thank you letters to guest or audition performers.
Box 9

Gant/Robbers Roost 8/31/1977

Note

Supplemental script material for parts 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Box 12

General legal 1978-1979

Note

Legal information about narration and actors.
Box 6

Gold! 10/3/1977

Note

Supplemental script material for parts 8, 9 and 10.
Box 12

Gunfighter - legal no date

Note

Credit information and production memos.
Box 12

Gunfighter - miscellaneous correspondence no date

Note

Production memos and thank you letters to guest or audition performers.
Box 6

Gunfighter (The) 8/24/1978

Box 6

Gunfighter (The) 8/24/1978

Box 7

Hillary 10/19/1978

Box 6

Hillary 10/19/1978

Box 6

Hillary 8/2/1978

Box 12

Hillary - legal no date

Note

Credit information and production memos.
Box 12

Hillary - miscellaneous correspondence no date

Note

Production memos and thank you letters to guest or audition performers.
Box 9

Home and Mormon 5/26/1977

Note

Supplemental script material for parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Box 9

Interlude 8/29/1977

Note

Supplemental script material for parts 1, 3, 4 and 5.
Box 7

L'Affaire Riel 6/5/1978

Box 7

L'Affaire Riel 6/5/1978

Box 7

Luke 1/8/1979

Box 7

Luke 1/8/1979

Box 12

Luke - legal no date

Note

Credit information and production memos.
Box 12

Luke - miscellaneous correspondence no date

Note

Production memos and thank you letters to guest or audition performers.
Box 7

Macahans (The) 7/31/1975

Note

Appears to be script for original TV movie.
Box 10

Macahans (The) - Pilot production 5/1/1978

Note

Story notes and revisions, contract requirements and publicity stills.
Box 9

Mormon Story 10/10/1977

Note

Supplemental script material for parts 2, 3 and 4.
Box 13

Narration notes no date

Note

John Mantley's notes and comments.
Box 12

Narrations no date

Box 12

Pending contracts no date

Box 10

Press kit folder no date

Note

Folder only.
Box 10

Production 9/17/1976

Note

Appears to be credits, main titles and synopsis for mini-series.
Box 10

Production notes no date

Note

Location notes, crew information, scheduling, personnel notes, script notes and legal research
Box 13

Publicity no date

Note

Correspondence and publications.
Box 10

Publicity, Awards no date

Box 10

Re-runs, Summer 1978 1978

Note

Contains editorial changes for parts 1-8.
Box 12

Riel - legal no date

Note

Credit information and production memos.
Box 12

Riel - miscellaneous correspondence no date

Note

Production memos and thank you letters to guest or audition performers.
Box 8

Rustler 7/17/1978

Box 7

Rustler 7/17/1978

Box 12

Rustler - legal no date

Note

Credit information.
Box 12

Rustler - miscellaneous correspondence no date

Note

Production memos and thank you letters to guest or audition performers.
Box 12

Scavengers - legal no date

Note

Credit information and production memos.
Box 12

Scavengers - miscellaneous correspondence no date

Note

Production memos and thank you letters to guest or audition performers.
Box 8

Scavengers (The) 11/6/1978

Box 8

Scavengers (The) 11/6/1978

Box 1

Script for part 1 5/13/1977

Box 1

Script for part 1 4/12/1977

Box 1

Script for part 1 4/26/1977

Box 1

Script for part 1 6/2/1977

Box 2

Script for part 1 6/22/1977

Box 5

Script for part 10 9/8/1977

Box 2

Script for part 2 5/24/1977

Box 2

Script for part 2 5/24/1977

Box 2

Script for part 2 4/12/1977

Box 2

Script for part 2 4/26/1977

Box 2

Script for part 2 5/9/1977

Box 2

Script for part 3 4/12/1977

Box 3

Script for part 3 5/17/1977

Box 3

Script for part 3 6/3/1977

Box 3

Script for part 3 6/3/1977

Box 3

Script for part 4 6/2/1977

Box 3

Script for part 4 5/23/1977

Box 3

Script for part 4 6/2/1977

Box 4

Script for part 5 6/1/1977

Box 3

Script for part 5 6/1/1977

Box 3

Script for part 5 5/23/1977

Box 4

Script for part 6 10/11/1977

Box 4

Script for part 6 6/15/1977

Box 4

Script for part 7 7/8/1977

Box 4

Script for part 7 10/11/1977

Box 4

Script for part 8 9/9/1977

Box 4

Script for part 9 9/8/1977

Box 1

Script for parts 1, 2 and 3 8/23/1976

Note

Appears to be for mini-series.
Box 13

Script material no date

Box 12

Series notes no date

Box 8

Slavers (The) 12/11/1978

Box 8

Slavers (The) 12/11/1978

Box 12

Slavers (The) - legal no date

Note

Credit and contact information; production memos.
Box 12

Slavers (The) - miscellaneous correspondence no date

Note

Production memos and thank you letters to guest or audition performers.
Box 9

Writing credits for parts 1 - 5 no date