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Smothers Brothers musical arrangements
PASC-M 36  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material

  • Title: Smothers Brothers musical arrangements
    Collection number: PASC-M 36
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 46.0 linear ft. (115 boxes)
    Date: [1967-1975]
    Abstract: This collection primarily consists of manuscript and reproduction scores of arrangements for the television program The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (CBS, 1967-1969).
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Smothers Brothers

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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

    [Identification of item], Smothers Brothers Musical Arrangements (Collection PASC-M 36). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2976942 

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    This collection primarily consists of manuscript and reproduction scores of arrangements for the Smothers Brothers' television programs. The bulk is for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967-1969); also included are scores for The Summer Brothers Smothers Show (1968) and The Smothers Brothers Show (1975). In addition, the collection contains a small amount of arrangements for record albums.
    There is no material for the first The Smothers Brothers Show (1965-1966) or The Smothers Brothers Summer Show (1970). The original 3-volume inventory of this collection is available at: ML136.L84U549.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into the following series:
    • Series 1. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
    • Series 2. The Summer Brothers Smothers Show
    • Series 3. The Smothers Brothers Show
    • Series 4. Record album arrangements
    • Series 5. Other arrangements.

    Related Material

    UCLA Film & Television Archive  has Smothers Brothers television programs including the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Smothers Brothers comedy hour
    Smothers Brothers--Archives.
    Television music--Scores and parts.