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Finding Aid for the Frank Goodman Associates Publicity material for Public Television Productions, ca. 1970s-ca. 1990
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Description
There is little biographical or historical information available about press agent Frank Goodman or his firm, Frank Goodman Associates. The collection consists of publicity material created for public television productions, related to the publicist firm of Frank Goodman Associates. The bulk of the material includes press kits and black and white stills for the long running television drama series, Masterpiece Theatre and the classic PBS television series, Mystery!.
Background
There is little biographical or historical information available about press agent Frank Goodman or his firm, Frank Goodman Associates. From 1939 to 1961, Frank Goodman was a press agent, representing more than 50 Broadway productions and working with the likes of John Houseman, Orson Welles, Ethel Merman and Mary Martin, among others. He married Arlene Wolfe in 1937, and the couple worked together during their marriage. It is unknown when he started Frank Goodman Associates (or Frank and Arlene Goodman Associates) or when he starting publicizing productions for public television. He is credited for his role with helping to influence the development of Masterpiece Theatre. Goodman died at the age of 89 in NY, on February 3, 2006.
Extent
8 boxes (3.5 linear feet)
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.