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Smothers Brothers musical arrangements
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Description
This collection primarily consists of manuscript and reproduction scores of arrangements for the television program The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (CBS, 1967-1969).
Background
Tom Smothers was born February 2, 1937 and Dick Smothers was born November 20, 1938, Governors Island, New York. They both attended San Jose State College. Together the brothers began a music and comedy act, leading to appearances at San Francisco's Purple Onion, the Blue Angel in New York, and to nightclub stints in Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas. Their television variety programs included The Smothers Brothers Show (CBS, 1965-1966), The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (CBS, 1967-1969), The Summer Brothers Smothers Show (CBS, 1968), The Smothers Brothers Summer Show (ABC, 1970), and The Smothers Brothers Show (NBC, 1975). In addition, they have appeared in television specials and have issued numerous record albums.
Extent
46.0 linear ft. (115 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.