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Finding Aid for the Ralph Edwards Productions Production Records 1940-
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Description
The collection consists of materials pertaining to the various Ralph Edwards Productions projects such as Truth or Consequences, This is Your Life, and Name That Tune. The finding aid will be updated as the collection is processed.
Background
Ralph Edwards was born near Merino, Colorado, in 1913, moving with his family to Oakland, California, when he was 12. He worked his way through college at radio stations in Oakland and San Francisco, graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1935 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama. Edwards moved to New York in 1936 and became one of radio's busiest announcers, doing as many as 45 network shows a week. In 1940, in response to this hectic pace, Edwards created, produced and hosted the landmark audience participation show "Truth or Consequences".
Extent
250 boxes
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 is in the midst of being processed; researchers should contact Performing Arts Special Collections staff to inquire about access.