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Bill Dana Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC-MSS 001
Scope and Contents The papers of Bill Dana (1925- ) span the period (1940s- 2006) and focus primarily on his two most popular television series "The Steve Allen Show" and "The Bill Dana Show," as well as material related to his most famous character, Jose Jimenez. The papers consist mostly of annotated scripts for the live programs which aired on NBC. Dana was both a writer and performer. The papers here also contain scripts for the numerous other television and film scripts Dana worked on, comedy routines from...
Dates: 1940 - 2009

Bill Dana Oral History Interview Collection

 Collection — record carton: ACC-MSS 002 Box 01
Identifier: ACC-MSS 002
Scope and Contents The Bill Dana Oral History Collection, 2005-2007, 2016-, consists of sixty-eight audio-visual interviews of a cross section of comedy experts, writers, producers, directors, and noted comedians who have had a direct influence on the history of the art form in the United States Interviews with Bea Arthur, Eddie Brill, Barbara Feldon, Jamie Masada, Vin diBona, Norman Lear, Fred Willard, and Diane English are representative of the diverse experiences that are documented. Among the topics covered...
Dates: 2005 - 2020

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