Scope and Content
Title: Collection of Scripts for Milton Berle Radio and Television Programs,
Date (inclusive): 1947-1953
Collection number: 056
(2.0 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Milton Berle's career is one of the longest and most varied in show business, spanning silent film, vaudeville, radio, motion
pictures, and television. The collection consists of scripts from Berle's radio and televsion programs
The Milton Berle Show,
Texaco Star Theater and the
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.
[Identification of item], Scripts for Milton Berle Radio and Television Programs (Collection 56). Performing Arts Special
Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.
Milton Berle is most remembered as television's first superstar. He debuted on radio in 1934 and during the 1940s hosted a
variety of shows including the
Texaco Star Theater. Berle was host for the premiere episode of the television version of the
Texaco Star Theater (June 1948) and was eventually made permanent host. The show received an Emmy for Best Kinescope Show (1949). The program
was renamed the
Buick-Berle Show (1953) and later renamed to
The Milton Berle Show (1954). Regular performers (1948-53) included: Berle, Fatso Marco, Ruth Gilbert, and Bobby Sherwood.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of scripts from the radio series
The Milton Berle Show (program numbers 1-58, March 1947-April 1948), and the television series
Texaco Star Theater (program numbers 1-30, September 1952-June 1953) and the
Buick-Berle Show (program numbers 1-4, September-October 1953).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Television writers, United States--Archives.
Television producers and directors, United States--Archival resources.
Hal Collins Collection of Scripts for Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures (Collection 140). Available at Performing Arts
Special Collections, UCLA.