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Finding Aid for the Arthur B. Friedman Turning Point Interviews, 1957-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Arthur B. Friedman Turning Point Interviews,
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1962
    Collection number: 173
    Creator: Friedman, Arthur B.
    Extent: 23 boxes (11.5 linear ft.) 7 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Arthur B. Friedman (1919- ) taught acting and radio in the UCLA Theater Arts Department, acted in films, television, and plays, developed sports broadcasting training program at UCLA, and conducted over 100 interviews with pioneers of entertainment in the program, Turning Point, as part of the UCLA Oral History Project. Friedman was also the founding curator of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/UCLA Television Archives, which became the UCLA Film Archives. The collection consists of 53 reels of 22 taped interviews, some with typed transcripts, of theater and film representatives conducted by Friedman.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.
    Collection may not be copied.

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Arthur B. Friedman, 1970.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Arthur B. Friedman Turning Point Interviews (Collection 173). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470449 

    Biography

    Friedman was born in 1919 in Gary, Indiana; attended University of Wisconsin; earned a BA at UCLA (1941), where he majored in Sociology and Economics and acted in 18 plays; wrote and produced documentary programs for the Armed Forces Radio Service during World War II; MA, University of Southern California; became instructor in acting and radio in the UCLA Theater Arts Dept.; Ph.D, University of Southern California, 1955; acted in films, television, and plays; developed sports broadcasting training program at UCLA; with his students, produced series of documentary films on the California prison system; conducted over 100 interviews with pioneers of entertainment in the program, Turning Point, as part of the UCLA Oral History Project; was founding curator of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/UCLA Television Archives, which became the UCLA Film Archives; he retired in 1990.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 53 reels of 22 taped interviews, some with typed transcripts, of theater and film representatives conducted by UCLA Theater Arts professor Arthur B. Friedman. Interviewees include: William Demarest, Kenneth Macgowan, Robert Preston, Edward G. Robinson, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel, Victor Moore, and Mack Sennett.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Original reels of taped interviews (Boxes 1-4, and 6-19).
    2. Typed transcripts of some interviews (Box 5).
    3. Preservation master reels of taped interviews (Boxes 19-24).
    4. Cassette tape copies of taped interviews (Boxes 25-30).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Friedman, Arthur B.--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Theater Arts--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Motion picture producers and directors--United States--Archival resources.
    Motion picture actors and actresses--United States--Interviews.
    Audiotapes.