Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
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
The Reverend Warren Debenham Comedy Ephemera 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
The Reverend 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
The Reverend Warren Debenham Comedy Sound Collection
Identifier: ACC-MSS 004
Scope and Contents The Reverend 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,"...
Dates: 1955 - 2006