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Finding Aid for the John Mantley scripts and production information, 1975-1981.
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Description
John Mantley was a television producer and writer. The collection consists of script files and a small amount of production material related to Mantley's involvement on the television shows Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Gunsmoke, and How The West Was Won.
Background
There is little biographical information available about John Mantley. He was born in Toronto, Canada to actor parents. He attended St Catherine's Institute of Vocational School where he was active in sports and the drama society. He was later president of the Victoria Colledge Dramatic Society, which won several international competitions. He was trained as a fighter pilot during WWII and while on leave also produced shows for the British Armed Forces in the Far East. After the war, and following his goal to become and actor, he studied at the Pasadena Playhouse, and earned a master's degree. Although he planned to work for his cousin, Mary Pickford, circumstances brought him back to Canada where he started working in radio and where he earned provincial and national awards for acting and directing with the New Play Society. His credits include executive producer of the television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Gunsmoke, How The West Was Won, and MacGyver.
Extent
17 boxes (8.5 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.