Finding Aid for the Robert Eisele scripts, 1985-1994

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Eisele scripts,
Date (inclusive): 1985-1994
Collection number: 230
Creator: Eisele, Robert, 1948-
Extent: 2 boxes (.75 linear ft.)
Abstract: Though primarily known as a writer, Robert Eisele has worked in multiple aspects of the entertainment industry including as a teacher, writer, story editor and producer. The collection consists of script drafts for television projects including the series Cagney and Lacey and The Equalizer among others.
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, 1996.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Eisele scripts (Collection 230). Performing Arts Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Robert H. Eisele was born June 9, 1948 in Altadena, CA. He obtained both his B.A. and M.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971 and 1974 respectively. Though primarily known as a writer, Eisele has worked in multiple aspects of the entertainment industry including as a professor, writer, story editor and producer. Beginning his career in the 1970's, Eisele taught playwriting throughout California at such institutions as Santa Monica College, The American Conservatory Theatre and Rio Hondo College. His work in television first began in the mid 1980's as a story editor for the television series Crime Story and he went on to produce for the television stations NBC-TV and Universal TV. Eisele's television writing credits include the television series Cagney and Lacey and The Equalizer and his motion picture writing credits include the films The Last Light and The Great Debaters. In addition to his work for television and film, Eisele has written multiple stage plays, garnering awards such as the Oscar Hammerstein playwrighting fellowship, the Donald Davis Dramatic Writing Award, and the Humanitas Award.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of scripts related to the career of writer Robert Eisele. Includes drafts of television scripts including Cagney and Lacey, The Equalizer, Lily in Winter, and Last Light.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is 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

Eisele, Robert, 1948- Archives
Television writers -- Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

television scripts.


Container List

Box 2, Folder 4

American Blues

Scope and Content Note

On the Line - first draft pilot script, May 16, 1990. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 1, Folder 1

Cagney and Lacey

Scope and Content Note

Ordinary Hero - first draft script, Feb. 19, 1985. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 1, Folder 2

Cagney and Lacey

Scope and Content Note

Schedule One - second draft script, May 23, 1986. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 1, Folder 5

Equalizer (The)

Scope and Content Note

Budgets for the 1987-1988 and 1988-1989 seasons.
Box 1, Folder 6

Equalizer (The)

Scope and Content Note

Prisoners Of Conscience - revised script, Mar. 3, 1989. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 1, Folder 7

Equalizer (The)

Scope and Content Note

Prisoners Of Conscience - writer's draft script, Feb. 16, 1989. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 1, Folder 4

Equalizer (The)

Scope and Content Note

Production and script status reports 1987-1988.
Box 1, Folder 3

Equalizer (The)

Scope and Content Note

Script status reports 1987-1988.
Box 1, Folder 8

Equalizer (The)

Scope and Content Note

Starfire - revised script, Jan. 16, 1989. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 1, Folder 9

Equalizer (The)

Scope and Content Note

Starfire - Writer's draft script, Jan. 3, 1989. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 1, Folder 11

Equalizer (The)

Scope and Content Note

The Visitation - revised script, Nov. 30, 1988. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 1, Folder 10

Equalizer (The)

Scope and Content Note

The Visitation - writer's draft script, Nov. 16, 1988. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 1, Folder 12

Last Light

Scope and Content Note

Production schedules.
Box 1, Folder 13

Last Light

Scope and Content Note

Second draft revised script, Dec. 22, 1992. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 1, Folder 14

Last Light

Scope and Content Note

Second draft script, Nov. 21, 1992. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 2, Folder 3

Lily in Winter

Scope and Content Note

Production schedule and synopsis.
Box 2, Folder 2

Lily in Winter

Scope and Content Note

Revised shooting script, Sep. 19, 1994. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 2, Folder 1

Lily in Winter

Scope and Content Note

Script, no date. Written by Robert Eisele.
Box 2, Folder 5

Real World (The)

Scope and Content Note

Pilot - revised first draft pilot, Dec. 14, 1989. Written by Robert Eisele.