Gene Stone was a writer for radio, television and theatre. The collection contains scipts and ephemera related to his career.
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.
4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
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