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William Friedberg papers, 1950-1965

Series I: Writings and Work of Billy Friedberg, 1950-1965, undated

This series consists of Friedberg's writings, organized by genre, and documents that supported the creative process and production of his dramatic work (drafts, notes, contracts, budgets, etc.). Also included are production documents of the television programs that he produced. Material in this series is arranged alphabetically. When multiple episodes of a program are included, they are arranged in chronological order.

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Subseries I.1: Television, 1950-1965

This subseries contains Friedberg's television scripts arranged in alphabetical order by the show's title, together with documents such as Friedberg's notes, intra-staff memos, budgets, and other records of production.


Allen King Show



Box 1 Notes and Memos, 1960


Box 1 Folder 2-3 Script Drafts, undated


Box 1 Folder 4 Script, Shooting, and Documentation, 1960


As Time Goes By


Box 1 Folder 5 Notes and Scenario, circa, 1960-1961


Box 1 Folder 6 Script--Early Drafts, undated


Box 1 Folder 7 Script--Pilot, 1961


Bob and Ray Show, The



Box 2 Folder 1 Scripts, 1952 March-April


Box 2 Folder 2 Scripts, 1952 May-June


Box 2 Folder 3 Scripts, 1952 July


Box 2 Folder 4 Scripts, 1952 July-August


Box 2 Folder 5 Scripts, undated


Box 2 Folder 6 Buick Circus Hour, The --Scripts, 1953


Car 54, Where Are You?



Box 3 Folder 1 Scripts # 31-38, circa, 1962


Box 3 Folder 2 Scripts # 42-45, undated


Box 3 Folder 3 Scripts # 46-47, undated


Box 3 Folder 4 Correspondence, 1962


Box 3 Folder 5 Colgate Comedy Hour, The --Script, 1952 December


Box 3 Folder 6 Drumbeater, The --Scripts, circa, 1959


Box 3 Folder 7 Harry's Girls --Documentation, 1963


Jack Carson Review, The



Box 4 Folder 1 Scripts, 1950 October-November


Box 4 Folder 2 Scripts, 1950 December


Box 4 Folder 3 Scripts, 1951 January-February


Box 4 Folder 4 Scripts, 1951 April-May


Box 4 Folder 5 Scripts, 1951 June-September


Box 4 Folder 6 Scripts, undated


Box 4 Folder 7 Law and Mr. Jones, The --Scripts and Documentation, 1960


Leave it to Larry



Box 5 Folder 1 Scripts # 1-2, 1952 October


Box 5 Folder 2 Scripts # 3,4, and 6, 1952 October-November


Box 5 Folder 3 Scripts # 7, 9, 1952 December


Box 5 Folder 4 Magnificent Montague, The --Pilot Script, circa, 1957


Martha Raye Show, The


Box 5 Folder 5 Scripts, undated


Box 5 Folder 6 Scripts, 1951


Box 5 Folder 7 Scripts, 1952



Box 6 Folder 1 Scripts, 1952


Box 6 Folder 2-3 Scripts, 1953


Box 6 Folder 4-5 Scripts, 1954


Max Liebman Presents


Box 6 Folder 6 Script, 1954 October 10


Box 6 Folder 7 Script, 1954 October 23



Box 7 Folder 1 Script, 1954 November


Box 7 Folder 2 Script, 1955 January


Box 7 Folder 3 Script, 1955 April 9


Box 7 Folder 4 Script, 1955 April 24


Box 7 Folder 5 Script, 1955 May


Box 7 Folder 6 McKeever and the Colonel --Shooting Schedules, 1962


Box 7 Folder 7 NBC News Broadcast--Script, 1954 April


Box 7 Folder 8 NBC Presents Betty and Jane Kean --Script, undated


Old Man Webster


Box 7 Folder 9 Notes and Correspondence, circa, 1961


Box 7 Folder 10 Script Drafts, undated



Box 8 Folder 1 Perry Como Show, The --Script, 1960 April


Box 8 Folder 2 Peter Loves Mary --Shooting Schedule, undated


Box 8 Folder 3 Phil Silvers Show, The (aka "Sergeant Bilko")--Documentation, 1957-1961


Box 8 Folder 4 [ Satin and Spurs ]--Script, circa, 1954


Box 8 Folder 5 Shirley --script, 1964


Box 8 Folder 6 Three's Company --Scenarios and Notes, undated


Box 8 Folder 7 U.S. Rubber Company Presents U.S. Royal Showcase --Script, 1952 January


Subseries I.2: Radio, 1950-1951

Included in this subseries are the scripts of fifty-one episodes of the radio serial "The Magnificent Montague" in chronological order. These aired in 1950-1951, and several years later (circa 1957) Friedberg wrote a pilot script for an adaptation of the series into a television program, included in Subseries I.1. The series title is also the name of a popular African-American disc jockey of the late 1950s and the 1960s; however, they seem to be unrelated.


Magnificent Montague, The


Box 8 Folder 8 Scripts # 1-4, 1950 November-December, 1950


Box 8 Folder 9 Scripts # 5-9, 1950 December - 1951 January, 1950 December, 1951 January


Box 8 Folder 10 Scripts # 10-14, 1951 January-February


Box 8 Folder 11 Scripts # 15-19, 1951 February-March



Box 9 Folder 1 Scripts # 20-24, 1951 March-April


Box 9 Folder 2 Scripts # 25-29, 1951 April-May


Box 9 Folder 3 Scripts # 30-34, 1951 June


Box 9 Folder 4 Scripts # 35-39, 1951 June-August


Box 9 Folder 5 Scripts # 40-44, 1951 August-September


Box 9 Folder 6 Scripts # 45-49, 1951 September-October


Box 9 Folder 7 Scripts # 50-51, 1951 October


Subseries I.3: Other Writings and Work, 1953-1963, undated

This subseries comprises all other genres of writing by Friedberg, including plays, musicals, and short stories, and unidentified writings and fragments, in alphabetical order by genre. Included are writings generated in the creative process: ideas for future projects that either did not come to fruition or are not included here in their finished form, and clippings that he used for inspiration. The subseries contains a group of memos from director Robert Soderberg, who collaborated with Friedberg on the television programs "Peter Loves Mary" and "McKeever and the Colonel." Also present is the text for a course on acting in commercials, titled "TV Commercials University" -- it is unclear whether Friedberg taught this class (and thus, wrote this text) or participated as a student.



Box 10 Folder 1 Clippings--Inspiration, undated


Box 10 Folder 2 Memos--Soderberg, Robert, 1960-1962


Box 10 Folder 3 New Projects--Notes and Scenarios, undated


Box 10 Folder 4 Plays--Scripts and Supporting Documentation


Box 10 Folder 5 Scripts--Other Authors, 1953-1963


Box 10 Folder 6 Short Stories--Drafts, undated


Box 10 Folder 7 T.V. Commercials University --Classroom Text, circa, 1958



Box 11 Folder 1 Untitled Writings and Script Fragments, undated