9 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Comedians.

  1. Robert Orben papers, 1941-2019

    23,800 items. 52 containers plus 17 oversize. 35.8 linear feet. 81 digital files (5.88GB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Comedy writer and political speechwriter. Correspondence, jokes and other writings, business papers, photographs, printed matter, interviews, and speeches in both physical and digital formats pertaining to Orben's work as a comedy writer and humor consultant for entertainers, public figures, and corporate clients, editor of a topical humor service, writer for television, and speechwriter for President Gerald R. Ford.

  2. Sid Caesar papers, 1950-1963

    2000 items. 46 containers plus 1 oversize. 18.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Actor and comedian. Chiefly annotated working scripts for "Your Show of Shows" (1950-1954), the television series in which Caesar appeared with Imogene Coca, Howard Morris, and Carl Reiner; and scripts and production files for "Caesar's Hour" (1955-1957), the series in which he appeared with Janet Blair, Nanette Fabray, and Morris and Reiner.

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  3. Fred Allen radio scripts, 1934-1949

    400 items. 18 containers. 7.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Radio comedian and humorist. Copyright deposits of radio scripts of Allen’s radio programs.

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  4. Firesign Theatre Collection, 1918-2015

    approximately 38,950 items. 120 containers. 50.4 linear feet. -- Recorded Sound Research Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Counterculture comedy group. Press clippings, scripts, photos, and flyers illustrating the career of Firesign Theatre. Included are personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ephemera pertaining to individual members and their lives outside the group.

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  5. Bob Hope collection, circa 1900-2009

    557,000 items ; 770 linear feet (1958 boxes). 71,300 items ; 91 linear feet (187 boxes). -- Recorded Sound Research Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Bob Hope Collection consists of scripts, jokes, monologues, correspondence, manuscripts, promotional materials, photographs, and clippings documenting Hope's work as an entertainer, actor, comedian, and philanthropist, across multiple mediums and disciplines including radio, television, film, and live performance.

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  6. Bob Hope moving image collection, 1925-2003

    Approximately 7,900 items. A total of approximately 3,396 containers; including 3,359 individually-cataloged objects and 37 box-level catalog records.. -- Moving Image Research Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Bob Hope moving image collection is comprised of material spanning Bob Hope's career as a stage, film, and television entertainer. Objects in the collection associated with Hope's professional works range from aired and unaired television specials, feature films, and short theatrical releases to camera isolations, production elements, rehearsal footage, promotional material, and outtakes. The collection also includes footage of golfing events, amateur home movies featuring Hope, his family, and friends, and recordings of a wide variety of Hope's personal appearances.

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  7. Jerry Lewis papers, 1951-2011

    approximately 45,650 items. 220 containers. 66 linear feet. -- Moving Image Research Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Jerry Lewis Papers consist of scripts and sketch material; memos and other correspondence; itineraries; business and legal papers; photographic prints, proof sheets, and negatives; press clippings and publicity; and other materials related to the film and television career of comedian, actor, and filmmaker Jerry Lewis, primarily from the period following the breakup of the act he formed with singer and comedian Dean Martin. Also included are papers related to Lewis's work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual telethon, and his teaching work at the University of Southern California.

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  8. Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine collection, 1918-1992

    approximately 86,950 items. 790 containers. 253 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Danny Kaye (1911-1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, and humanitarian. His wife, Sylvia Fine (1913-1991), was an American lyricist, composer, writer, lecturer, and producer. The collection, which documents their lives and careers, contains printed and manuscript music, scripts, correspondence, business and financial papers, promotional and publicity materials, speeches, oral history transcripts, photographs, scrapbooks, programs, posters, honors, and realia.

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  9. Milton Berle papers, 1906-2002

    approxiamtely 33,000 items . 287 containers. 128 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Milton Berle (1908-2002) was an American vaudevillian, comic, actor, lyricist, producer, and author. Nicknamed "Mr. Television," Berle transitioned from a successful career in radio to become host of NBC's Texaco Star Theatre. The collection contains comedic writings, scripts, correspondence, business papers, photographs, music, and other materials that document his life and career in entertainment.