Alan Lewis Comedy LP Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of records released during the period of the late 1950s-early 1970s. All records contained in the collection are housed in their original sleeves. A number of the records were produced, written, and directed by the duo George Foster and Bob Booker, who specialized in albums which featured scripted routines performed in the studio by a handful of voice actors. Other highlights include comedy albums of live performances by comedians Allan Sherman, Rusty Warren and Woody Woodbury.
- 1958 - 1973
- Lewis, Alan (Person)
Language of Materials
Records in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to researchers. No materials may leave the Emerson College Archives.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials may be subject to copyright. No part of the materials protected by copyright may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the copyright holder. Researchers are required to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce and/or publish materials under copyright.
0.5 linear feet (1 document case)
The collection is organized into five series which are based on the general categories of comedy presented in the materials. The collection consists of only one box with all five series located within Box 1.
Series 1: Political Comedy
Series 2: Ethnic (Jewish) Comedy
Series 3: Adult Comedy
Series 4: General Comedy
Series 5: Classic Radio
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Emerson College American Comedy Archives by Alan Lewis in approximately 2006.
Finding aid created by Miriam Kashem; last updated May 3, 2011
- "You Don't Have to be Jewish" Players
- Benny, Jack, 1894-1974
- Booker, Bob, 1931-
- Boston Pops Orchestra
- Columbia Records, Inc.
- Comedy--Political aspects--United States
- Comedy--Social aspects--United States
- Family relationships
- Gilford, Jack
- Humor in the workplace
- Humorists, American--20th century--
- Huntley, Chet, 1911-1974
- Jacobi, Lou
- Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald)
- Leeds, Phil
- McFadden, Bob
- Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
- Radio-Victor Corporation of America
- Sherman, Allan, 1924-1973
- Walker, Betty
- Warner Bros. Records
- Warren, Rusty
- Woodbury, Woody
- Alan Lewis Comedy LP Collection
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- Finding aid written in English.