Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946-1992: A Catalog of the American Radio Archives Collection

Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946-1992: A Catalog of the American Radio Archives Collection

by Norman Corwin
     
 

In the early days of television, many of its actors, writers, producers and directors came from radio. This crossover endowed the American Radio Archives with a treasure trove of television documents. The collected scripts span more than 40 years of American television history, from live broadcasts of the 1940s to the late 1980s. They also cover the entire spectrum

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Overview

In the early days of television, many of its actors, writers, producers and directors came from radio. This crossover endowed the American Radio Archives with a treasure trove of television documents. The collected scripts span more than 40 years of American television history, from live broadcasts of the 1940s to the late 1980s. They also cover the entire spectrum of television entertainment programming, including comedies, soap operas, dramas, westerns, and crime series. The archives cover nearly 1,200 programs represented by more than 6,000 individual scripts. Includes an index of personal names, program and episode titles and production companies, as well as a glossary of industry terms.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
indispensable for television trivia geeks. Highly recommended
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a serious research tome... LOVE the cover shot
ARBA
recommended...helpful guide for serious researchers of the history of television

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786433483
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jeanette Berard is a librarian and certified archivist in Special Collections at the Thousand Oaks Library in California. Klaudia Englund is a certified archivist in Special Collections at the Thousand Oaks Library in California.

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