Finding Aid for the David Freedman Papers, 193--1946

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Descriptive Summary

Title: David Freedman Radio Scripts
Date (inclusive): 193--1946
Collection number: 193
Creator: Freedman, David, 1898-1936.
Extent: 5 boxes (2.08 linear ft.)
Abstract: Collection consists of various drafts of radio scripts and program ideas related to the career of David Freedman.
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: Advance notice required for access.

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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

In memory of David Freedman, a gift of his family, 1949.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], David Freedman Papers(Collection 193). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Freedman was born 1898. He graduated from College of the City of NY and worked on the NY Evening Mail. He wrote short stories including The Intellectual Lover and created Mendel Marantz, East Side philosopher, a character in magazine stories and later a published book. He worked as a writer for Eddie Cantor (1931-34), but left over a disagreement. He also wrote for numerous other radio programs such as the Ken Murray Show, The Chase and Sanborn hour, and Baby Snooks. At the time of his death, Freedman had a case against Eddie Cantor for an alleged breach of contract. He died Dec. 8, 1936.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of various drafts of radio scripts and program ideas related to the career of David Freedman. Includes material for programs such as Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour, Elmer Everett Yess, The Big Show, The Red Skelton Show, and Joe Cook's Patent Office. Also includes Eddie Cantor sketches, ideas and sketches for a Philip Morris campaign, and treatments for screenplays.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Freedman, David, 1898-1936---Archives.
Radio writers---Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Radio scripts.

Related Material

David Freedman Papers (Collection 739)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

Box 4

Barry and Whitledge in Mixed Policies (Moving picture short)

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2

The Big Show (Radio program)

Physical Description: 19 items, typescript with holographic revisions
Box 5

Block and Sully sketches

Physical Description: 7 items, typescript, carbons
Box 1

Bob Crosby show (Radio program)

Physical Description: 2 scripts with holograph revisions
Box 3

Broadway Melody [of 1936] special preview broadcast, from Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, over NBC (KFI), Saturday, August 24, 1935, 2-2:30 P.M. (P.S.T.)

Physical Description: 1 item with holographic revisions
Box 3

Chase and Sanborn Tea Hour, with George Olsen and Fannie Brice

Physical Description: 7 items with holographic notes
Box 1

Chase and Sanborn Coffee Hour (Radio program)

Physical Description: 15 items with holograph revisions
Box 4

David Freedman-Eddie Garr speech on comedy

Physical Description: 7 items, typescript, holograph revisions
Box 5

Eddie Cantor sketches

Physical Description: 157 items, typescript, carbons, some with holograph revisions; also includes comedy material typed on 3"x5" cards
Box 1

Elmer Everett Yess (Radio program)

Physical Description: 50 items including 20 complete episodes and many undated manuscripts; typescript, carbons, some with holograph revisions
Box 1

The Fire Chief (Radio program)

Physical Description: 7 items with holograph revisions -(Mr. Wynn's copies)
Box 4

Jell-O Audition (Radio program)

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4

Joe Cook in The White Hope, with George Givot (Moving picture short)

Physical Description: 1 item with holograph notations
Box 4

Joe Cook in Mr. Widget Makes Good (Moving picture short)

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3

Joe Cook's Patent Office (Radio program)

Physical Description: Ideas, jokes and audition scripts for the program - 10 items, typescript, carbons, with holographic notes and revisions
Box 1

Kraft Music Hall, starring Paul Whiteman and Al Johnson (Radio program)

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4

A Lesson in French (Comedy sketch)

Physical Description: 1 item, typescript
Box 3

The Medicine Man Screenplay

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6

Patricola and West (Moving picture short)

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 4

Philip Morris Campaign - ideas, sketches, shows developed for Philip Morris

Physical Description: 85 items, typescript, some with holograph revisions
Box 4

Plymouth commercials

Physical Description: 10 items, typescript, carbons
Box 4

Radio script for Patsy Kelly and Sid Silvers

Physical Description: 1 item, typescript
Box 2

The Red Skelton Show (Radio program)

Physical Description: 29 items, typescript with holograph revisions
Box 6

Tim and Irene in One Big Happy Family

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6

Tim and Irene short, It Happened All Right

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6

Tim and Irene short, Just Plain Folks

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6

Tim and Irene short, Untitled

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3

Ziegfeld Follies of the Air (Radio program)

Physical Description: 10 items, typescript (does not include Baby Snooks segments