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Finding Aid for the Television Scripts for Programs Sponsored by Alcoa, 1959-1963
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Description
Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) sponsored various television programs during the 1950s and early 1960s. This collection includes scripts from some of those programs, which included Alcoa Premiere, One Step Beyond, and Fred Astaire Presents.
Background
The Aluminum Corporation of America sponsored various television programs during the 1950's and early 1960's. The sponsor started with The Alcoa Hour, a 60 minute live anthology drama in the fall of 1955. The 1956/57 television season brought a trend to replace live broadcasts with pre-recorded film. The Alcoa Hour went off the air in September 1957 and became a thirty minute filmed program. Other Alcoa shows followed in the late 1950s and early 1960s: Alcoa Premiere, Alcoa Presents, and Alcoa Theatre.
Extent
9 boxes (4 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Performing Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.