Edward Stephenson papers, 1956-1986

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Edward Stephenson Collection of Set Design Drawings for Television Shows, 1956-1986

Collection number: 143

UCLA Library Special Collections



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Library
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Phone: (310) 825-4988
  • Fax: (310) 206-1864
  • Email: speccoll-paging@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/special-collections
Processed by:
UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1995
Encoded by:
D.MacGill
Last updated:
20 January 2014
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Stephenson collection of set design drawings for television shows,
Date (inclusive): 1956-1986
Collection number: PASC 143
Origination: Stephenson, Edward
Extent: 61 map folders
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Shelf location: Held at SRLF. Please contact the Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Scripts may not be photocopied without permission of copyright holder.
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

Preferred Citation

Edward Stephenson Collection of Set Design Drawings for Television Shows, 1956-1986. (Collection PASC 143). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Edward Sheffield Stephenson was educated at the Pasadena Playhouse College of the Theatre, CA (1935-37); one of the founders and organizers of the Theatre of the Fifteen, Inc. (1939), he served as director, art director, or producer for various playhouses and theaters in the US (1937-43); entered the Army Air Corp in 1943 and went on to be producer-director for the Far East Network (1946-52), the American Theatre, Far East (1948-), and Special Services Road Shows (1949-52); in 1948, he was appointed Director of Entertainment and Music for the entire Far East Command; he is the recipient of four Emmy Awards; his numerous credits include "The Andy Williams Show," "Benson," "Carter Country," "The Danny Kaye Show," "Sanford and Son," and "The Golden Girls."

Organization

Arranged alphabetically by production title

Scope and Content

Collection consists of original working drawings designed and drawn by Edward Stephenson for the planning, direction, construction, and use in avariety of television productions. Includes set designs, some production material, and occasional blueprints. Contains drawings for 59 shows originating on ABC, NBC, and CBS, including "The Danny Kaye Show" (644 items), "Sanford and Son" (171 items), "The Andy Williams Show" (374 items), "Soap" (202 items), "Benson" (147 items), "Tennessee Ernie Ford Show" (168 items), "Maude," "Good Times," and "What's Happening."

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233822 

Access Points

Stephenson, Edward--Archives
Television--Stage-setting and scenery--Archival resources
Television--Art direction--Archival resources
Television producers and directors--Archival resources


Container List

 

ANOTHER EVENING WITH FRED ASTAIRE

Oversize folder 33

Set designs and blueprints. 2 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

 

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Oversize folder 40

Date 02/22/72. 1 item. Director(s): Rich, John

 

ALL'S FAIR

Oversize folder 40

Preliminary set designs and production blueprints. 8 items. Director(s):

 

THE ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW

Oversize folder 54

Shows A1-A15. Dates 04/16/62 to 01/17/63. File also includes preliminary set designs and production material. 46 items. Director(s): Sheerer

Oversize folder 55

Shows A16-A31. Dates 12/19/62 to 03/20/63. 35 items. Director(s): Sheerer

Oversize folder 56

Shows B1-B12. Dates 08/18/63 to 03/29/64. 50 items. Director(s): Henry

Oversize folder 57

Shows C1-C15. Dates 06/30/64 to 01/06/65. 74 items. Director(s): Henry

Oversize folder 58

Shows C16-C26. Dates 01/15/65 to 04/14/65. 38 items. Director(s): Henry

Oversize folder 59

Shows D1-D15. Dates 07/02/65 to 11/17/65. 59 items. Director(s): Henry

Oversize folder 60

Shows D16-20. Dates 12/10/65 to 03/18/66. File also includes additional production material. 72 items. Director(s): Henry

 

THE BAND WHO CAME TO DINNER

Oversize folder 40

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. 1 item. Director(s):

 

BOLSHOI BALLET

Oversize folder 35

Set designs and blueprints. 17 items. Director(s): Dubin

 

THE BOBBY DARIN SHOW

Oversize folder 34

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. 4 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

 

BENSON

Oversize folder 41

Shows 5-35. Dates 08/24/79 to 01/16/81. 21 items. Director(s): Foster, Bill

Oversize folder 42

Shows 38-60. Dates 02/13/81 to 12/11/81. 20 items. Director(s): Foster, Bill

Oversize folder 43

Shows 61-90. Dates 12/12/81 to 11/24/82. 30 items. Director(s): Rich, John & Foster, Bill

Oversize folder 44

Shows 91-120. Dates 07/13/83 to 08/17/84. 29 items. Director(s): Foster, Bill

Oversize folder 45

Shows 121-158. Dates 08/18/84 to 02/14/86. File also includes additional production material. 47 items. Director(s): Foster, Bill

 

(BUT) I'M A BIG GIRL NOW

Oversize folder 14

Shows 5-19. Dates 10/25/80 to 03/07/81. File also includes additional production material. 15 items. Director(s): Bohab, John

 

THE BOB NEWHART SHOW

Oversize folder 34

Preliminary mockup set designs and blueprints. 5 items. Director(s):

 

BOEING 707

Oversize folder 35

Mockup sketch of interior. 1 item. Director(s):

 

CARTER COUNTRY

Oversize folder 40

Shows 0108 to 0220. Dates 08/29/77 to 01/30/79. File also includes additional production material. 7 items. Director(s): Baldwin, Peter

 

COLLISION COURSE

Oversize folder 22

Preliminary set designs and additional production material. 11 items. Director(s):

 

CONDO

Oversize folder 15

Shows 2-13. Dates 01/26/83 to 05/07/83. File also includes additional production material. 13 items. Director(s): Rich, John

 

CPO SHARKEY

Oversize folder 38

Shows 0104-0222. Dates 09/10/76 to 03/07/78. 30 items. Director(s): Baldwin

 

THE CHEVY SHOW

Oversize folder 34

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. Date 07/03/56. 4 items. Director(s):

 

THE DANNY KAYE SHOW

Oversize folder 1

Shows 1-15. Dates: 09/05/63 to 12/11/63. File also includes additional production material. 93 items. Director(s): Scheerer

Oversize folder 2

Shows 16-30. Dates: 12/11/63 to 04/15/64. 90 items. Director(s): Scheerer

Oversize folder 3

Shows 32-45. Dates 04/08/64 to 11/18/64. 74 items. Director(s): Scheerer

Oversize folder 4

Shows 46-55. Dates 12/02/64 to 02/17/65. 71 items. Director(s): Scheerer

Oversize folder 5

Shows 56-70. Dates 02/24/65 to 09/15/65. 120 items. Director(s): Scheerer

Oversize folder 6

Shows 71-85. Dates 10/06/65 to 02/02/66. 121 items. Director(s): Scheerer

Oversize folder 7

Shows 86-94. Dates 02/09/66 to 04/13/66. File also includes additional production material. 75 items. Director(s): Scheerer

 

DOC

Oversize folder 16

Preliminary set designs and production material for first episode. 17 items. Director(s): Parker, Rod

Oversize folder 35

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. 1 item. Director(s):

 

FATAL WEAKNESS

Oversize folder 20

Preliminary set designs and production material. 3 items. Director(s):

Oversize folder 36

Set designs and blueprints, date 12/19/61. 4 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

 

THE FIFTY GRAND MYSTERY

Oversize folder 31

Set designs and blueprints. Date 06/08/56. 2 items. Director(s): Cahan

 

THE FLING

Oversize folder 40

Revised set designs for show (episode unknown). 1 item. Director(s):

 

FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE

Oversize folder 40

Preliminary set designs and blueprints for show 0101. Date 12/23/73. 13 items. Director(s): Ruben, Aaron

 

FIVE WOMEN

Oversize folder 25

Shows 3-6. Dates 11/10/78 to 01/25/79. File also includes additional production material. 14 items. Director(s): Friedman, Kim

 

THE GEORGE BURNS SHOW

Oversize folder 32

Set designs and blueprints. Dates 05/19/60 to 05/21/60. 8 items. Director(s):

 

GRANDPA MAX

Oversize folder 18

Preliminary set design sheets and production material. 6 items. Director(s): Rich, John

Oversize folder 35

Set designs and blueprints for date 02/22/58. 1 item. Director(s): Henry

 

THE GRADY SHOW

Oversize folder 35

Shows 0104-0109. Dates 11/23/75 to 01/27/76. 9 items. Director(s): Brinkerhoff

 

GOOD TIMES

Oversize folder 26

Shows 0101-0217. Dates 01/04/74 to 12/18/74. 45 items. Director(s): Rosemond, P. - McKayle, D.

Oversize folder 27

Shows 0218-0402. Dates 01/15/75 to 07/14/76. 38 items. Director(s): Kenwith, Herb

 

HOLLYWOOD HIGH

Oversize folder 40

Show number unknown. Date 10/25/76. 2 items. Director(s): Baldwin, Peter

 

HOT L BALTIMORE

Oversize folder 40

Shows 0103-0113. Dates 01/08/75 to 04/10/75. 6 items. Director(s): LaHendro, Bob

 

THE HORACE HEIDT SHOW

Oversize folder 37

Set design sheets and blueprints. 6 items. Director(s):

 

HOMETOWN JAMBORREE

Oversize folder 34

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. 1 item. Director(s):

 

IT TAKES TWO

Oversize folder 17

Shows 1-22. Dates 07/23/82 to 03/15/83. 33 items. Director(s): Sandrich, Jay

 

THE JACK BENNY SPECIAL

Oversize folder 34

Set designs and blueprints. Date 03/18/59. 6 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

 

JACKIE AND DARLENE

Oversize folder 19

Pilot episode. Date 02/01/78. 10 items. Director(s): Ruben, Aaron

Oversize folder 34

Set designs and blueprints. Date 07/01/61. 15 items. Director(s):

 

JUST MARRIED

Oversize folder 40

Preliminary set designs for pilot episode. Date 03/19/84. 6 items. Director(s):

 

THE JACK BENNY HOUR

Oversize folder 36

Set designs and blueprints for date 03/18/59. 17 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

 

LUCKY STRIKE

Oversize folder 36

Set designs and blueprints for various episodes, date 01/13/60. 9 items. Director(s): Garrison

 

MAUDE

Oversize folder 46

Shows 0102-0220. Dates 07/20/72 to 01/08/74. 36 items. Director(s): Cooper, Hal

Oversize folder 47

Shows 0221-0405. Dates 01/20/74 to 08/18/75. 28 items. Director(s): Cooper, Hal

Oversize folder 48

Shows 0406 to 0501. Dates 08/25/75 to 07/26/76. File also includes additional production material. 60 items. Director(s): Cooper, Hal

 

NANCY

Oversize folder 40

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. 1 item. Director(s):

 

PLAYWRIGHTS '56

Oversize folder 34

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. Date 09/17/56. 1 item. Director(s): Windust

 

2800 QUEENS BOULEVARD

Oversize folder 23

Shows 8-9. Dates 02/09/79 to 02/22/79. 3 items. Director(s): Friedman, Kim

 

QUEEN'S COURT

Oversize folder 24

Shows 1-2. Dates 03/23/78 to 10/25/78. 3 items. Director(s):

 

REDD FOXX

Oversize folder 35

Coffee table design for Redd Foxx residence. Date 12/19/71. 1 item. Director(s):

 

SANFORD ARMS

Oversize folder 34

Show 0701-0708. Dates 08/02/77 to 09/28/77. 8 items. Director(s): Petranto, Russ

Oversize folder 49

Show numbers not listed. Dates 12/06/71 to 01/09/73. 26 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

Oversize folder 50

Shows 0221-0320. Dates 01/23/73 to 02/04/74. 33 items. Director(s): Baldwin, Peter

Oversize folder 51

Shows 0325-0525. Dates 03/18/74 to 02/25/75. 33 items. Director(s): Rafkin, Alan

Oversize folder 52

Shows 0502-0525. Dates 03/19/75 to 02/13/76. 31 items. Director(s): Sheldon, James

Oversize folder 53

Shows 0601-0617. Dates 03/18/76 to 01/31/78. 48 items. Director(s): Rafkin, Alan

 

SELMA

Oversize folder 40

Preliminary set designs and blueprints. 7 items. Director(s): Warren, M.

 

THE SHERIFF

Oversize folder 40

Preliminary set designs and production information for pilot episode. 2 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

 

SOAP

Oversize folder 8

Shows 1-17. Dates 02/16/77 to 12/15/77. 18 items. Director(s): Sandrich, Jay

Oversize folder 9

Shows 18-30. Dates 12/22/77 to 08/24/78. 26 items. Director(s): Sandrich, Jay

Oversize folder 10

Shows 31-45. Dates 09/07/48 to 01/15/79. 37 items. Director(s): Sandrich, Jay

Oversize folder 11

Shows 46-67. Dates 02/03/79 to 12/11/79. 26 items. Director(s): Lobue, J.D.

Oversize folder 12

Shows 71-90. Dates 07/07/80 to 03/06/81. File also includes additional production material. 45 items. Director(s): Lobue, J.D.

Oversize folder 13

Shows 91-92. Dates 03/14/81 to 03/21/81. File also includes preliminary set designs and additional production material. 50 items. Director(s): Lobue, J.D.

 

SOME PEOPLE PRODUCTION NUMBER

Oversize folder 35

Preliminary set designs. Date 05/04/64. 1 item. Director(s): Binder

 

STEAMBATH

Oversize folder 40

Preliminary set designs and blueprints for pilot episode. 4 items. Director(s): Brinkerhoff, Burt

Oversize folder 40

Show 0101. Date 02/07/77. 4 items. Director(s): Rich, John

 

T.A.T. PILOT

Oversize folder 21

Pilot episode. Date 02/16/76. 9 items. Director(s): Cooper, Hal

 

THE TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD SHOW

Oversize folder 61

Dates 01/24/56 to 03/28/57. 37 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

Oversize folder 62

Dates 04/04/57 to 01/23/58. 28 items. Director(s): Yorkin, Bud

Oversize folder 63

Dates 01/30/58 to 03/11/59. 63 items. Director(s): Yorkin & Touber

Oversize folder 64

Dates 06/04/59 to 10/20/60. 71 items. Director(s): Touber

Oversize folder 65

Dates 11/03/60 to 01/06/61. File also includes additional set designs and production material. 69 items. Director(s): Touber

 

UNIDENTIFIED STEPHENSON WORKS

Oversize folder 39

Unidentified set designs, blueprints, and other set production material. 42 items. Director(s):

 

VICTOR BORGE SPECIAL

Oversize folder 34

Set designs and blueprints. Date 01/08/60. 7 items. Director(s):

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING!

Oversize folder 28

Shows 0104-0121. Dates 07/27/76 to 03/13/77. 29 items. Director(s): Rafkin, Alan

Oversize folder 29

Shows 0204-0305. Dates 08/04/78 to 08/25/78. 31 items. Director(s): Warren, Mark

Oversize folder 30

Shows 0305-0322. Dates 09/29/77 to 01/22/79. File also includes additional production material. 32 items. Director(s): Bernhardi, Lee