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Inventory of the gay and lesbian television scripts and transcripts collection

Finding aid prepared by Michael C. Oliveira, © 2008

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
Title
Gay and Lesbian Television Scripts and Transcripts collection
Collection no.
Coll2008.001
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1986-1997
Date [inclusive]
1965-2001
Extent
2.8 linear feet., [7 archives cartons]
Language
English
Abstract
Scripts and transcripts of broadcast and cable network television programs, specials, and made-for-television movies, most with a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender theme. The bulk of the collection contains scripts from the series Brothers (1984-1989) and  Ellen (1994-1998).

Preferred Citation

Box #, folder #, Gay and Lesbian Television Scripts and Transcripts Collection, Coll2008-001, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of scripts and transcripts of episodes of broadcast and cable network television series, specials, and made-for-television movies, most with a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender theme. The bulk of the collection contains scripts from the series, Brothers (1984-1989) and  Ellen (1994-1998).

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2008
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

This collection was assembled from scripts removed from various collections acquired by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives and its predecessors prior to 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Michael C. Oliveira, with assistance from Jim D. Deaton and Sócrates Silva, December 2007-January 2008.

Additional scripts and transcripts were added to the collection in 2012.

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Television scripts

Subject(s)

  • Comedians
  • Gay men on television
  • Homosexuality on television
  • Lesbian actresses
  • Lesbianism on television
  • Made-for-TV movies
  • Men on television
  • Puppet television programs
  • Science fiction television programs
  • Sexual minorities on television
  • Television comedies
  • Television programs
  • Television specials
  • Women comedians
  • Women on television

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Series 1: Brothers 1984-1989   [58 folders]

Scope and Content

The series contains scripts from the Showtime network situation comedy series Brothers (1984-1989). The series featured three brothers who attempted alternately to accept or "cure" their gay brother. Later episodes sought to educate viewers on HIV/AIDS.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by series, special, or movie title, then by episode number, with writers’ names in parentheses.

Box Folder

 Brothers press kit 1985 

1 16

 Brothers (David Lloyd) May 9, 1984 

1 1

 #006 — Fear of Flying (Stu Silver, Gregory Antonacci) June 20, 1984 

1 2

 #40072-030 — Amongst My Souvenirs (Robert Schechter) June 28, 1985 

1 3

 #40072-033 — The Stranger (Greg Antonacci) August 30, 1985 

1 4

 #40072-034 — It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over (Ron Burla) September 6, 1985 

1 5

 #40072-035 — Father Father (Greg Antonacci, Nick LeRose) September 20, 1985 

1 6

 #40072-036 — A Greasepaint Smile (Mark Masuoka) September 27, 1985 

1 7

 #40072-037 — Gobba, Gobba (Anonymous) circa October 1985 

1 8

 #40072-038 — Godzilla Meets Bambi (Greg Antonacci, Stu Silver) October 18, 1985 

1 9

 #40072-039 — A Carnation By Any Other Name (Robert Walden) October 25, 1985 

1 10

 #40073-043 — The Seduction of Lou (Nick LeRose) February 14, 1986 

1 11

 #40073-046 — Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (Mark Masuoka) March 12, 1986 

1 12

 #40073-047 — Blind Love (Ron Burla) March 21, 1986 

1 13

 #40073-048 — The Song Remains the Same (Nick LeRose) April 4, 1986 

1 14

 #40073-049 — Brothers Three (Katherine Green) April 11, 1986 

1 15

 #40073-050 — The Play's the Thing (Greg Antonacci) April 18, 1986 

2 1

 #40073-051 — Harry and the Ogre of OcK (Marshall Barer) May 2, 1986 

2 2

 #40073-052 — Mother's Day (Greg Antonacci, Kathy Green) May 9, 1986 

2 3

 #40073-053 — Two-Timin' Man (Alicia Marie Schudt) May 16, 1986 

2 4

 #40073-054 — If Only I Had a Whatchamacallit (Russell Marcus) May 23, 1986 

2 5

 #40073-055 — Good-bye, Cliffie (Paul Chitlik, Jeremy Bertrand Finch) July 9, 1986 

2 6

 #40073-056 — Joe Leaves This Old World Behind (Nick LeRose) July 18, 1986 

2 7

 #40073-057 — Whose 'Golden Years' Is It, Anyway, part I (Greg Antonacci, Nick LeRose) July 25, 1986 

2 8

 #40073-058 — Whose 'Golden Years' Is It, Anyway, part II (Greg Antonacci, Nick LeRose) July 25, 1986 

2 9

 #40073-059 — The Boxer (Katherine Green) August 15, 1986 

2 10

 #40073-060 — Lay the Points (Mike Weinberger, Jake Weinberger) August 22, 1986 

2 11

 #40073-061 — The Gang Who Could Shoot Straights (Arnie Kogan) August 29, 1986 

2 12

 #40073-062 — A Penny For Your Dreams (Lissa Levin) September 5, 1986 

2 13

 #40073-064 — Still Married After All these Years (Greg Antonacci) September 26, 1986 

2 14

 #40073-065 — Mi Casa Es Sewer Casa (Greg Antonacci, Nick LeRose) October 2, 1986 

2 15

 #40074-066 — Wedding Bell Blues (Nick LeRose, Lissa Levin) February 20, 1987 

2 16

 #40074-067 — What? (Nick LeRose) February 27, 1987 

2 17

 #40074-068 — Chez Cliff (Nick LeRose, Lissa Levin) March 6, 1987 

3 1

 #40074-069 — Love and Learn (Rick Newberger) March 13, 1987 

3 2

 #40074-070 — Leave It To Cleavage (Lissa Levin) March 27, 1987 

3 3

 #40074-071 — Fear of Heights (Nick LeRose, Lissa Levin) April 6, 1987 

3 4

 #40073-072 — Cliff's Magic Recipe (Rick Newberger) April 9, 1987 

3 5

 #40074-073 — Old Man Waters (Nick LeRose) April 24, 1987 

3 6

 #40074-074 — Home Is Where the Heart Is (Nick LeRose, Lissa Levin) May 1, 1987 

3 7

 #40074-075 — On the Rebound (Lissa Levin) May 8, 1987 

3 8

 #40074-076 — Man's Choice (Lissa Levin) May 22, 1987 

3 9

 #40074-077 — Starry, Starry Nightmare (unknown) circa May 1987 

3 10

 #40074-078 — Penny and the Hard Hat (Timothy Williams, Ray Morton) June 5, 1987 

3 11

 #40074-079 — The Point After No More? (Nick LeRose) June 3, 1987 

3 12

 #40074-082 — One On One (Rick Newberger) August 7, 1987 

3 13

 #40074-083 — The Farmer Always Rings Twice (Roy Morton, Timothy Williams) August 12, 1987 

3 14

 #40074-085 — Masquerade (Rick Newberger) September 9, 1987 

3 15

 #40075-093 — I'll Know When My Love Comes Along (Rick Newberger) March 4, 1988 

3 16

 #40075-095 — Hustle Up (Nick LeRose, Rick Newberger) August 17, 1988 

4 1

 #40075-105 — The Point After the Bowling Team (Gary Nardino) November 18, 1988 

4 2

 #40075-107 — Three Infants and a Baby (Gary Nardino) January 12, 1989 

4 3

 #40075-108 — Guarding the Nest (Nick LeRose, Rick Newberger) January 27, 1989 

4 4

 #40075-109 — Sam's Dad (Gary Nardino, Nick LeRose) February 1, 1989 

4 5

 #40075-110 — Inherit the Bar (Timothy Williams, Roy Morton) February 9, 1989 

4 6

 #40075-111 — Fantasy In Ebony (Florence Peluso) February 17, 1989 

4 7

 #40075-112 — Big (Rick Newberger) March 2, 1989 

4 8

 #40075-113 — Something Old, Something New (Danny Krietzberg, Ray Morton) March 9, 1989 

4 9

 #40075-114 — Wouldn't It Be Nice (David Pascal, J. Christopher Lynch) March 16, 1989 

4 10

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Series 2:  Series 2: Ellen 1997-1998   [20 folders]

Scope and Content

This series contains scripts from Ellen a situation comedy broadcast on the American Broadcast Company (ABC) network, 1994-1998. Ellen Degeneres starred as a 30-something bookstore employee, Ellen Morgan. The series centered on Ellen’s neurotic ways of dealing with life, family, and friends.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by series, special, or movie title, then by episode number, with writers’ names in parentheses.

Box Folder

 C-382 — Secrets and Ellen (Peter Tolan) February 3, 1997 

4 11

 C-384 — No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem (David Walpert, Vance DeGeneres) March 13, 1997 

4 12

 C-387 — Hello, Muddah. Hello Faddah (Jan Nash) March 25, 1997 

4 13

 C-388 — Moving On (David Flebotte) April 1, 1997 

4 14

 C-401 — Social Climber (Mike Larsen) September 5, 1997 

4 15

 C-403 — Roommates (F.J. Pratt, Dan Cohen) August 27, 1997 

4 16

 C-404 — Just Coffee (Maxine Lapiduss) September 4, 1997 

5 1

 C-405 — Gay Yellow Pages (Tod Himmel, Lisa K. Nelson) September 11, 1997 

5 2

 C-406 — Public Display of Affection (David Walpert) September 25, 1997 

5 3

 C-407 — G.I. Ellen (Mike Larsen) October 2, 1997 

5 4

 C-408 — Like a Virgin (Jane Espenson) October 9, 1997 

5 5

 C-409 — All Ellen, All the Time (Ric Swartzlander) October 23, 1997 

5 6

 C-410 — Emma (Lawrence Broch) October 30, 1997 

5 7

 C-411 — Rent to Own (Matt Berry) November 13, 1997 

5 8

 C-412 — The Funeral (Matt Berry) November 20, 1997 

5 9

 C-414 — It's a Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay World (David Walpert) December 11, 1997 

5 1

 C-415 — Escape from L.A. (Lisa K. Nelson, Tod Himmel) December 18, 1997 

5 11

 C-418 — Vows (F.J.Pratt, Dan Cohen) January 29, 1998 

5 12

 C-419 — Hospital (Matt Berry, Ric Swartzlander) February 12, 1998 

5 13

 C-420 — When Ellen Talks, People Listen (Mike Larsen) February 19, 1998 

5 14

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Series 3:  Series 3: Other television programs and specials 1965-2001   [25 folders]

Arrangement

The scripts are arranged alphabetically by series title, then by episode number or episode title. The made-for-television movies and specials follow arranged chronologically. Writers’ names are noted following episode, movie, and special titles.

Scope and Content

This series contains scripts and transcripts from television programs, specials, and made-for-television movies, most with a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender theme. The scripts range from 1960s science fiction to the made-for-television movie, An Early Frost (1985).

 Benson 

Box Folder

 The President's Double #6 (Tom Reeder) September 11, 1979 

5 15

 Carter Country 

Box Folder

 Out of the Closet (Phil Doran, Douglas Arango) August 26, 1977 

5 16

 The Chris Isaak Show 

Box Folder

 Chris Isaak Day #021(204) (Scott Kaufer) October 31, 2001 

6 1

 Divorice Court 

Box Folder

 Webber vs. Webber (Lisa Stewart) August 16, 1984 

6 2

 Donahue [transcripts] 1979 

Box Folder

 4239 - Dr William H. Masters & Mrs. Virginia E. Johnson April 23, 1979 

7 4

 4249 - Dr William H. Masters & Mrs. Virginia E. Johnson April 24, 1979 

7 5

 The Fanelli Boys 

Box Folder

 Pursued (Martin Weiss, Robert Bruce) August 31, 1990 

6 3

 Harry O 

Box Folder

 Ballinger's Choice (Gene Thompson) August 22, 1974 

6 4

 The Jeffersons 

Box Folder

 A House Divided #1109 (Ann L. Gibb, Joel Kimmel) September 18, 1984 

6 5

 The Kids from C.A.P.E.R. 

Box Folder

 Phantom of the Drive-In (Steve Granat, Ken Kramer, Mavis Nicholson) 1976 

6 6

 Lost In Space 

Box Folder

 A Visit to Hades (Carey Wilber) September 22, 1966 

6 7

 Revolt of the Androids (Bob Duncan, Wanda Duncan) December 27, 1966 

6 8

 Marcus Welby, M.D. 1974 

Box Folder

 The Outrage (Eugene Price) June 27, 1974 

7 6

 Please Stand By 

Box Folder

 The Hospital (Stephen Black, Henry Stern) July 11, 1978 

6 9

 Room 222 

Box Folder

 4959 - Alice in Blunderland (Steve Pritzker) Septemeber 19, 1969 

6 10

 4964 - Ralph (Steve Pritzker) October 23, 1969 

6 12

 4965 - Good-Bye Mr. Hip (Dale McRaven) November 19, 1969 

6 11

 Roseanne 1994 

Box Folder

 717 - Don't Make Room for Daddy (Kevin Abbott and Stevie Ray Fromstein) January 25, 1994 

7 7

 Sisters 

Box Folder

 Something in Common (Kathryn Pratt) September 09, 1993 

7 8

 ... talking with David Frost [transcripts] November 22, 1991 

Box Folder

 Elton John 1991 

7 9

 Trapper John, M.D. 1980 

Box Folder

 1526 - Blood Ties (Barbara Hammer Avedon and Christopher Haun) September 05, 1980 

7 10

 1526 - Straight and Narrow (Barbara Hammer Avedon and Christopher Haun) November 13, 1980 

7 11

 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 

Box Folder

 The Deadliest Game (Rik Vollaerts) August 6, 1965 

6 13

 Television Specials 

Box Folder

 I Love Liberty (Richard Alfieri, Rita Mae Brown, Norman Lear, Rick Mitz, Arthur Allan Seidelman) February 04, 1982 

6 14

 An Early Frost (Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman) June 26, 1985 

7 1

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