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Finding Aid for the Wolper Productions Records, 1960-1963
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Description
David L. Wolper (1928- ) helped form Flamingo Films, which merged with a distributing company, Motion Pictures for Television before he formed Wolper Productions (1958), which became known for developing a new market for independently-produced documentary films. Wolper Productions was absorbed by Metromedia Producers Corporation (MPC) in 1968, shortly after it ventured into feature films. The collection consists of television scripts and research materials for the biography series of documentary television films produced by Wolper for Wolper Productions.
Background
Wolper was born on January 11, 1928 in New York City; attended Drake University and the University of Southern California; helped form Flamingo Films, which merged with a distributing company, Motion Pictures for Television; formed Wolper Productions in 1958, which became known for developing a new market for independently-produced documentary films; it was absorbed by Metromedia Producers Corporation (MPC) in 1968, shortly after it ventured into feature films.
Extent
14 boxes (7.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.