Scope and Content
Title: Ben Blue Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1955
Blue, Ben, 1901-1975
45 boxes (22.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Ben Blue (1901-1975) was a dance instructor, dance school proprietor, and night club owner in Hollywood and San Francisco).
In 1926, he appeared on screen in short subjects for Warner Brothers and later worked with Hal Roach, Paramount, and MGM.
The collection consists of radio scripts for comedy shows.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of 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.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to
the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.
[Identification of item], Ben Blue Papers (Collection 962). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library,
University of California, Los Angeles.
Blue was born on September 12, 1901 in Montreal, Canada; first performed in New York vaudeville in 1916; became dance instructor,
dance school proprietor, and night club owner (Hollywood and San Francisco); in 1926 appeared on screen in short subjects
for Warner Brothers; later worked with Hal Roach, Paramount, and MGM; pictures include
The Arcadians (British),
High wide and handsome,
For me and my gal,
Two sisters from Boston,
Easy to wed, and
My wild Irish rose.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of radio scripts for comedy shows, including those for Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, Milton Berle, Eddie
Cantor, and others.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Blue, Ben, 1901-1975--Archives.
American drama (Comedy)--Archival resources.