Finding Aid for the Hal Cranton television and radio scripts for Bobby Benson and the Bee Bar Bee Riders

Processed by Arts Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Elizabeth Graney.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Performing Arts Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www2.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/performingarts/index.cfm
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Hal Cranton television and radio scripts for Bobby Benson and the Bee Bar Bee Riders,
Date (inclusive): 1950
Collection number: 240
Creator: Cranton, Hal
Extent: 3 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Abstract: Hal Cranton was the assistant director of the Bee Bar Bee Riders radio series and occassionally wrote for both the radio and television program. The collection consists of script material television and radio show Bobby Benson and the Bee Bar Bee Riders.
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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hal Cranton Television and Radio Scripts for Bobby Benson and the Bee Bar Bee Riders (Collection 240). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Hal Cranton was the assistant director of the Bee Bar Bee Riders radio series and occassionally wrote for both the radio and television program. The television program started as an half-hour live western series seen weekly on WOR-TV NY from April 18-Sept. 29, 1950. The program started as a musical variety program featuring Don Knotts as Windy Wales and Bobby Benson as Ivan Curry. The radio programs were broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of material related to the career of writer and director Hal Cranton. Contains photocopies, originals, and annotated versions of television and radio scripts for Bobby Benson and the Bee Bar Bee Riders. Also includes copies of NBC-TV network program sales presentation booklets, some but not all, written or prepared by Cranton. Scripts were donated in honor of Don Knotts. Program sales presentations were donated in honor of Sylvester L. (Pat) Weaver.

Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Bobby Benson and the Bee Bar Bee Riders
  2. NBC Network Program Sales Presentations

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Cranton, Hal -- Archives.
Radio directors and producers -- Archival resources.
Television writers -- Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

television scripts
radio scripts.


Container List

 

Bobby Benson and the B Bar B Riders

 

Radio

Box 1, Folder 5

Final Payment, The Jun. 30, 1951

Note

Photocopy of script.
Box 1, Folder 2

Ghost Rider, The Jul. 28, 1950

Note

Script.
Box 1, Folder 1

Golden Metate, The Jul. 6, 1950

Note

Script.
Box 1, Folder 3

Hill of Death, The Jun. 23, 1951

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 4

Mad Dog Jun. 28, 1951

Note

Script.
Box 1, Folder 10

Ring of Death Sep. 23, 1951

Note

Annotated script with revised pages.
Box 1, Folder 8

Song of the Killer Jul. 26, 1951

Note

Annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 9

Song of the Killer Jul. 26, 1951

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 7

Trick of Vengence, A Jul. 22, 1951

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 6

Woes of Windy Wales, The Jul. 5, 1951

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
 

TV

Box 1, Folder 22

Baron of the Big Bend, The Jul. 14, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated script with revised pages.
Box 1, Folder 18

Brand Burns Deep, The Jun. 20, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 21

Flaming Flood, The Jul. 7, 1950

Note

Script.
Box 1, Folder 15

Found: One Lost Veteran May 30, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 11

Untitled n.d.

Note

Annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 12

Untitled Apr. 25, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 13

Untitled May 9, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 20

Untitled Jun. 30, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 14

Untitled May 16, 1950

Note

Annotated script with revised pages.
Box 2, Folder 1

Untitled Sep. 15, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated, revised script.
Box 1, Folder 17

Untitled Jun. 13, 1950

Note

Appears to b Ride the Vanishing Horse. Annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 19

Untitled Jun. 27, 1950

Note

Script.
Box 1, Folder 28

Untitled Sep. 8, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 2, Folder 2

Untitled Sep. 22, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 23

Untitled Jul. 21, 1950

Note

Annotated, revised script.
Box 1, Folder 24

Untitled Aug. 4, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 25

Untitled Aug. 18, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated, revised script.
Box 1, Folder 26

Untitled Aug. 25, 1950

Note

Annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 27

Untitled Sep. 1, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 2, Folder 3

Untitled Sep. 29, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated script.
Box 1, Folder 16

Weeds of Death, The Jun. 6, 1950

Note

Photocopy of annotated script with revised pages.
 

NBC Network Program Sales Presentations

 

TV

Box 2, Folder 9

Achievement...Richard III Jan. 1956

Note

Booklet for Richard III, includes correspondence from Dave Hedley.
Box 2, Folder 5

Closed Circuit Script Jul. 13, 1955

Note

Annotated closed circuit script for Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Box 2, Folder 4

For Your Information May 23, 1956

Note

Closed circuit script for the Toilet Goods Association.
Box 3, Folder 1

Ralph Edwards' Newest Jun. 1956

Note

Booklet for It Could Be You.
Box 3, Folder 3

Rewards For Wards Mar. 1956

Note

Booklet for Montgomery Wards.
Box 3, Folder 4

Ringing Answers For ADA Feb. 1955

Note

Booklet for the American Dairy Association.
Box 2, Folder 8

Steve Canyon Jul. 9, 1958

Note

Booklet for Steve Canyon.
Box 2, Folder 6

The "Better Half" of Plymouth Sales May 1956

Note

Booklet for Plymouth.
Box 2, Folder 7

The Art of Selling Jul. 1956

Note

Booklet for Coty Cosmetics.
Box 3, Folder 2

To Step Up O'Sullivan Sales Oct. 1954

Note

Booklet for O'Sullivan Rubber Heels & Soles.
Box 3, Folder 5

Wide Wide World Jun. 1956

Note

Booklet for General Motors.