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Finding Aid for the Gene Stone papers, 1947-1989
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Description
Gene Stone was a writer for radio, television and theatre. The collection contains scipts and ephemera related to his career.
Background
Eugene Robert Stone was born October 14, 1905 in Quincy, IL and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1933. In the 1930s, he was supervisor for the W.P.A. Federal Theater Project of LA. His credits include the musical Two-A-Day, radio programs such as The Great Gildersleeve, and television shows including General Electric Theater. Stone served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze star. In the 1950s, he was subpoenaed by the House Unamerican Activities Committee and blacklisted as a Hollywood writer (1952). He resumed his writing career in the 1970s with the play Why Not Stay for Breakfast and the book Darling I Am Growing Old. Gene Stone passed away on April 26, 1997 in Santa Monica, California.
Extent
4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.