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Finding Aid for the Television Scripts for Programs Sponsored by Alcoa, 1959-1963
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Television Scripts for Programs Sponsored by Alcoa,
    Date (inclusive): 1959-1963
    Collection number: 078
    Creator: Aluminum Company of America
    Extent: 9 boxes (4 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Television Scripts for Programs Sponsored by Alcoa (Collection 078). Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of various script drafts and production credits related to Alcoa Presents, Alcoa Premiere, One Step Beyond, and Fred Astaire Presents television programs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Alcoa presents. Alcoa premiere.
    Television producers and directors--Archival resources.
    Television scripts.