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Finding Aid for the Hal Collins Papers, 1940-1979
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Description
Hall Collins was best known as a writer and associate producer, starting his career writing for Milton Berle. His numerous credits include The Red Buttons Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, All in the Family, and several Bob Hope and Lucille Ball specials. The collection consists of scripts related to his career in radio, television and film.
Background
Collins was born in New York, New York on November 1, 1920. He was best known as a writer and associate producer, starting his career in radio writing for Milton Berle. He continued his association with Berle for forty years and worked with others, such as Norman Lear. His numerous credits include The Red Buttons Show, the various Kraft shows, The Ed Sullivan Show, All in the Family, Maude, and several Bob Hope and Lucille Ball specials. Collins also invented the off-line videotape editing machine. He died on November 7, 1980 in Hollywood, California.
Extent
32 boxes (13.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.