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Scripts and Set Plans for the Television Series The Defenders, 1962-1965
PASC.0129  
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Description
The Defenders was televised 1961 to 1965. The series featured E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed as a father-son team of defense attorneys. The program established a model for social-issue type television series that were created in the early sixties. The collection consists of annotated scripts from January 1962 to March 1965.
Background
The Defenders television series ran from September 1961-September 1965. Filmed in New York, the stories centered on a father-and-son team of defense attorneys, and explored issues such as euthanasia, abortion, blacklisting, and civil disobedience. Regular cast members included, E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Helen Donaldson, and Joan Hackett. The series was created by Reginald Rose, who wrote several of the scripts, and was produced by Herbert Brodkin. Other regular writers included Ernest Kinoy and Robert Crean.
Extent
3 linear ft. (7 boxes)
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Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.