Scope and Content
Title: Irwin Allen Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1964-1975
Collection number: PASC 18
Origination: Allen, Irwin
Extent: 133 boxes (47 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. UCLA Library Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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Irwin Allen Papers, 1964-1975.
(Collection number PASC 18). UCLA Library Special Collections, Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Irwin was born June 12, 1916 in NY City; educated Columbia Univ., CCNY; editor, Key
Magazine, Hollywood; radio director and producer for 11 years; radio and literary
director of his own advertising agency before turning to film production in the early
50s; creator and producer of numerous television programs including, "Voyage To The
Bottom Of The Sea," "Lost In Space," "Land Of The Giant," "The Time Tunnel," and "Swiss
Family Robinson"; produced "The Poseidon Adventure" and "The Towering Inferno," ca.
1970s; died 1991.
Arranged in the following series:
- Animal world
- Land of the Giants
- Lost in Space
- Swiss Family
- The Time Tunnel
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
- X-series unidentified
Scope and Content
Collection consists of scripts and production material related to various television
series produced by Irwin Allen. Each episode includes such documents as story idea,
script supervisor's annotated script, various versions of the script, cast and set lists,
shooting schedules, call sheets, daily production reports, budgets, director's and
writer's agreements, correspondence, and original sketches. Series include "Animal World"
(1956), "Land Of The Giants" (1967-70), "Lost In Space" (1965-68), "Swiss Family
Robinson" (1975), "The Time Tunnel" (1966-67), and "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea"
Allen, Irwin, 1916---Archives
Television producers and directors --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.