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Alan Lewis Comedy LP Collection

 Collection — record carton: ACC-MSS 010 Box 01
Identifier: ACC-MSS 010
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...
Dates: 1958 - 1973

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

Budd Friedman and Tripp Whetsell collection

 Collection — shelf: Digital
Identifier: ACC-MSS 020
Scope and Contents The Budd Friedman and Tripp Whetsell collection, ca. 2002-2018, consists of 89 audio interview recordings with prominent comedians, producers, comedic writers, actors, singers, directors, talent managers, and journalists. In addition, there is one video documentary about the Improv comedy club, formerly called the Improvisation. The collection is organized into two series.Series 1: Improv Interviews, ca. 2015-2016 is comprised of 74 audio interviews conducted for the book "The...
Dates: ca. 2002 - 2018

Carl L. Tarnstrom Joke Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC-MSS 015
Scope and Contents The Carl L. Tarnstrom Joke Collection is made up of a series of jokes, gags, and "odds and ends" collected and typed up by Tarnstrom himself for a period of over thirty years between the mid-1940s to the early-1980s. He gathered these jokes from television, radio, newspapers, professional comedians, and personal friends. The topics covered by his plethora of collected jokes include: politics, family, athletics, money and financing, sex, marriage, children, gambling, drinking, and many more. In...
Dates: Mid-1940s to early-1980s

Dom DeLuise Audiovisual Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ACC-MSS 012
Scope and Contents The Dom DeLuise collection contains materials from the years 1964-2008. The collection includes scripts, screenplays, photographs, videocassettes, ¾ inch Umatic recordings, Umatic S recordings, CDs, DVDs, books, press releases, newspaper and magazine articles. The scripts are rough drafts of skits performed on The Entertainers and The Dom DeLuise Show and the screenplays are various drafts that represent films such as Happy and Marco’s Moon. Many of the CDs and DVDs are from the Dom DeLuise...
Dates: 1964-2009

Howard Camner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: ACC-MSS 021
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials created and collected by Howard Camner between approximately 1976 and 2012 as part of his career as a poet, playwright, screenplay writer, and producer. It includes multiple books written by Camner, including his biography Turbulence at 67 Inches and the Pulitzer Prize nominated Poems from the Mud Room. There are also three original screenplys written by Camner.AV materials include...
Dates: 1976 - 2012

Phil Leslie Script Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC-MSS 006
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection contains bound and unbound scripts of the radio show Fibber McGee and Molly. The bound scripts are from 1937 to 1953 and the unbound scripts date from 1941-1954. Included with many of the unbound scripts are the story pitches, outlines, draft scripts, notes from readings and the final drafts. There are also several scripts from a television spinoff that was attempted. Over the many years Fibber McGee and Molly was on they did special appearances outside of their...
Dates: 1937 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1937-1970

Warren Debenham Comedy Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ACC-MSS 013
Scope and Contents The collection consists of comedian clippings, magazines, and movie ephemera, such as sheet music, posters, and lobby cards. The extensive collection of magazines includes Harpoon, Just for Laughs, and Rave. The broad arrangement of sheet music ranges from the early vaudeville years to the more recent 20th century movies.
Dates: 1937 - 2006

Warren Debenham Comedy Novelty Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ACC-MSS 003
Scope and Contents The collection consists of television, radio, film and stand-up comedy ephemera, such as t-shirts, video- and record-store displays, board games, toys, trading cards, novelties and posters, all relating to comedy and comedians. Collection Highlights: - Steve Martin arrow-through-the-head kit. - Don Adams-endorsed Skittle Poker and Skittle Pool games. - Happy Days lunch box. - Pee-wee Herman ventriloquist doll.
Dates: 1950 - 2006

Warren Debenham Comedy Sound Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ACC-MSS 004
Scope and Contents The Warren Debenham Comedy Sound Collection documents American comedy from the early 1930s through 2006 and consists of long playing albums and compact discs of live performances, spoken word recordings, humorous music, musical theater, and film soundtracks. In addition to recordings of individual comics, the collection contains compilations of various comedians. Also included are compilations of radio series, among them "Our Miss Brooks," "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show," "Duffy's...
Dates: 1955 - 2006

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