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Comedic Writings, 1931-1998 (continued)
Routines, 1933-1991
Scripts for routines performed by Berle and his regular comedic partners.
Arranged alphabetically by file name.
BOX-FOLDER 27/1 Berle-Benson, undated
Includes "The Man in the Box"/"The Heckler" with Sidney Spitzer
BOX-FOLDER 27/2 Cracker Boys, undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/3 Doctor, undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/4 Frick and Frack, undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/5 Henny Youngman Heckle Bit, undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/6 Hookah, 1973
Written by Howard Albrecht and Sol Weinstein
BOX-FOLDER 27/7 Laying Off Under Presidents, undated
Written by Solly Violinsky
BOX-FOLDER 27/8 Memoirs of Milton, undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/9 The Professor, undated
With Sid Caesar
BOX-FOLDER 27/10 Raye and Berle, undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/11 The Sketch, undated
BOX-FOLDER 185/4 Styles and Berle, undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/12 Slappy White Glove Bit, undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/13 Slapsie Maxies Second Show, 1945, November 29
BOX-FOLDER 27/14 Soap Opera Junkie, undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/15 Unidentified, undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/16 Vaudeville and Nightclubs, 1933-1956, undated
Bound volume
Includes Berle vaudeville performances in Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, Atlantic City, and Philadelphia; Berle nightclub monologues from Chez Paree, the International Casino, Grossinger's, Carnival, the Copacabana, Sands Hotel, and Rolling Rock Country Club; songs, parodies, and medleys; routines; and jokes
BOX-FOLDER 27/17 Westbury Show, 1991, October 11-13
BOX-FOLDER 27/18 When I Was Seventeen, undated
Rundowns, 1931-1997
Lists of act elements or performance orders.
Arranged alphabetically by event name.
BOX-FOLDER 27/19, 185/5, 248/3, 282 Rundowns/Running Order, 1931, 1953, 1960, 1991-1997, undated
Includes:
  • Atlantic City Show
  • Berle-Youngman Show
  • Buddy Ebsen Dinner
  • Charles Busch's Dressing Up!
  • Florida Tour
  • Geraldo Rivera Show
  • Lyndon Johnson Dinner
  • Martha Raye
  • Metropolitan Theatre
  • New York
  • RKO Broadcastin Program
  • Tommy Lasorda Roast
Sketches and Scenes, 1939-1989
Scripts and outlines for comedic bits purchased or submitted on spec.
Arranged by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 28/1-3 Standard Sketches, undated
Bound volumes
BOX-FOLDER 29/1-56, 30/1-13 Authors, A-Z, 1939, 1947-1955, 1989, undated
BOX-FOLDER 30/14-21 Subjects, A-Z, undated
BOX 31-132 Scripts, 1930-1996
Scripts from Berle's radio and television programs, films, stand-alone television programs, radio and television guest appearances, nightclub acts, and theatrical productions.
Arranged in six subseries: Berle Shows, Berle Performances, Produced by Berle, Radio Scripts (non-Berle), and Submitted Scripts (Berle/non-Berle)
Berle Shows, 1936-1967
Bound and typescript versions of scripts from Berle's radio and television programs.
Arranged first by performance media (Radio or Television), then chronologically by show air or production date
Radio
BOX-FOLDER 31-34, 35/1 Gillette Show, 1936, May 13-1937 September
Typescripts
Some episodes annotated
BOX-FOLDER 35/2-4, 36, 37/1 Gillette Show, 1936-1937, June 27
Bound volumes
BOX-FOLDER 37/2-8 Stop Me If You've Heard This One, 1939, 1940, undated
Typescripts
BOX-FOLDER 37/9 Stop Me If You've Heard This One, 1939 December-1940 February
Bound volumes
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 38-39/1-6 Three Ring Time, 1941 September-1942, February 6
Typescripts
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 39/7-40/2 Three Ring Time, 1941, September 12-1942, April 28
Bound volumes
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 40/3-7 Campbell Soups, 1943
Typescripts
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 41/1-2 Campbell Soups, 1943 March-June
Bound volumes
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 41/3 Full Speed Ahead, 1943 September and November
Typescript
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 41/4-9, 42, 43/1-3 Ever Sharp Show aka Let Yourself Go, 1944-1945
Typescript
BOX-FOLDER 43/4-6, 44, 45/1 Ever Sharp Show aka Let Yourself Go, 1944-1945
Bound volumes
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 45/2 Kiss and Make Up, 1946 July-August
Bound volume
BOX-FOLDER 45/3 Philip Morris Show, undated
Typescript
BOX-FOLDER 45/4-47/2 Philip Morris Show, 1947, March 11- 1948, April 13
Bound volumes
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 47/1-49/1 Texaco Star Theatre, 1948 September-1949 June
Bound volumes
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 49/2 Unidentified, undated
Television
BOX-FOLDER 49/3-54 Texaco Star Theatre, 1949 May-1954 May
Typescripts
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 55-66/1 Texaco Star Theatre, 1948 September-1953 June
Bound volumes
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 66/2-70/6 Buick-Berle Show, 1953 September-1955 June
Typescripts
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 70/7-73 Buick-Berle Show, 1953 September-1955 June
Bound volumes
Annotated
BOX-FOLDER 74/1-12 RCA Color Show aka Milton Berle Show, 1955 May-1956 April
Typescript
Annotated
October 18, 1955 episode written by Gore Vidal
BOX-FOLDER 74/13-75 RCA Color Show aka Milton Berle Show, 1955 December-1956 June
Bound volumes
BOX-FOLDER 76-77/2 Kraft Music Hall, 1958 October-1959 May
Bound volumes
BOX-FOLDER 77/3 Milton Berle Specials, 1959 October-November
Bound volume
Annotated
Contents:
  • The Milton Berle Show with Lana Turner, Danny Thomas, Peter Lawford, and Barbara Heller
  • The Milton Berle Show with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
BOX-FOLDER 78/1-9 Jackpot Bowling, 1960 June-1961 March, undated
Typescript
BOX-FOLDER 79-80 Jackpot Bowling, 1960 September-1961 March
Bound volumes
BOX-FOLDER 78/10 Milton Berle Show, 1962
Typescript
Annotated
Presented by Chrysler; with Jack Benny, Laurence Harvey, Lena Horne, and Janis Paige
BOX-FOLDER 81-82/1-2 ABC The Milton Berle Show, 1966 September-1967 January
Bound volumes
BOX-FOLDER 82/3 Pass the Joke, undated
Typescript
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