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Finding Aid for the Ben Blue Papers, 1935-1955
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Description
Ben Blue (1901-1975) was a dance instructor, dance school proprietor, and night club owner in Hollywood and San Francisco). In 1926, he appeared on screen in short subjects for Warner Brothers and later worked with Hal Roach, Paramount, and MGM. The collection consists of radio scripts for comedy shows.
Background
Blue was born on September 12, 1901 in Montreal, Canada; first performed in New York vaudeville in 1916; became dance instructor, dance school proprietor, and night club owner (Hollywood and San Francisco); in 1926 appeared on screen in short subjects for Warner Brothers; later worked with Hal Roach, Paramount, and MGM; pictures include The Arcadians (British), College rhythm, High wide and handsome, Cocoanut Grove, Panama Hattie, For me and my gal, Thousands cheer, Broadway rhythm, Two sisters from Boston, Easy to wed, and My wild Irish rose.
Extent
45 boxes (22.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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: Advance notice required for access.