Ann Sothern film collection, 1958-1961  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Ann Sothern film collection
Dates
1958-1961 (inclusive)
Quantity
87 films : b&w ; 16mm
Collection Number
PH2005-016
Summary
Film reels of situation comedy that aired between 1958 and 1961 starring Ann Sothern
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access restricted. For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Additional Reference Guides

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ann Sothern (January 22, 1909 – March 15, 2001) was an American stage, radio, film, and television actress whose career spanned six decades. Sothern began her career in the late 1920s in bit parts in films. In 1930, she made her Broadway stage debut and soon worked her way up to starring roles. In 1939, MGM cast her as Maisie Ravier, a brash yet lovable Brooklyn showgirl. The character, based on the Maisie short stories by Nell Martin, proved to be popular and spawned a successful film series (Congo Maisie, Gold Rush Maisie, Up Goes Maisie, etc.) and a network radio series (The Adventures of Maisie).

In 1953, Sothern moved into television as the star of her own sitcom Private Secretary. The series aired for five seasons on CBS and earned Sothern three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. In 1958, she starred in another sitcom for CBS, The Ann Sothern Show, which aired for three seasons. From 1965 to 1966, Sothern provided the voice of Gladys Crabtree, the title character in the sitcom My Mother the Car. She continued her career throughout the late 1960s with stage and film appearances and guest-starring roles on television. Due to health issues, she worked sporadically during the 1970s and 1980s.

In 1987, Sothern appeared in her final film The Whales of August, starring Bette Davis and Lillian Gish. Sothern earned her first and only Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. After filming concluded, she retired to Ketchum, Idaho, where she spent her remaining years before her death from heart failure in March 2001.

From Ann Sothern Wikipedia article accessed on 8/13/2016

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Film reels contain episodes from The Ann Sothern Show, which aired on CBS between 1958 and 1961.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Rights are currently held by 20th Century Fox.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

The Ann Sothern Show Television Series, 1958-1961Return to Top

Film reels contain episodes from The Ann Sothern Show, which aired on CBS between 1958 and 1961.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Bridal Suite
1958
1
New Lease on Life
1958
1
Six Wives Plus Two
1958
1
The Boss's Son
1958
1
Love Comes to Olive
1958
1
Governess for a Day
1958
1
It's a Dog's Life
1958
2
Masquerade Ball
1958
2
Say it with Music
1958
2
The Thanksgiving Story
1958
2
Johnny Moves Up
1959
2
Give it back to the Indians
1959
2
The Five Year Itch
1959
2
Hurrah for the Irish
1959
3
High Cost of Living
1959
3
O'Connors Stick Together
1959
3
Lotus Blossom Time
circa 1959
3
Stand-in Heiress
1959
3
Katy's Big Surprise
1959
3
Katy and the New Boss
1959
3
The Ring
1959
3
Road to Health
1959
4
Misfits
circa 1959
4
Katy's Investment Club
1959
4
Geisha Girl
1959
4
Trial of the Green-Back Goldfinch
circa 1959
4
The Raise
1959
4
Springtime for Katy
1959
4
Going through the Channels
1959
4
A Promotion for Johnny
1959
5
A Baby in the Bridal Suite
circa 1959
5
Will Snake-Hips Lose Katy?
circa 1959
5
Katy and Olive's Nervous Breakdown
1959
5
The Guy Madison Story
circa 1959
5
Domestic Katy
1959
5
The Big Payoff
1959
5
Queen for a Nite
1959
5
New Girl
1959
6
Top Executive
1960
6
Katy's Tender Trap
1960
6
Katy Mismanages
1960
6
Woman Behind the Throne
1960
6
Slightly Married
1960
6
Devery's White Elephant
1960
6
Katy's New Career
1960
6
The Witness
1960
7
The Dog who came to Dinner
1960
7
Olive's Dream Man
1960
7
Touch of Larceny
1960
7
Common Cents
1960
7
The Free Loader
1960
7
I Can Get It For You Wholesale
1960
7
Billy
1960
7
Katy Meets Danger
1960
8
The Roman Hatter
1960
8
Surprise, Surprise
1960
8
One for the Books
1960
8
Doubting Devery
1960
8
Boy Genius
1960
8
Wedding March
1960
8
Angels
1960
8
The Pinch Hitter
1960
9
A Tooth for a Tooth
1960
9
Loving Arms
1960
9
Olive in Love
1960
9
Secret Admirer
1960
9
The Girls
1960
9
Go Go Gordon
1960
9
Hasta Luego
1960
9
The Proposal
1960
10
Option Time
1960
10
The Setting Date
1960
10
The Woman's Touch
circa 1960
10
Elopment
1960
10
Operation Pudney
1961
10
Toujour L'Amour
1961
10
Mr. Big Shot
1961
10
Just Friends
1961
10
The Royal Visit
1961
11
The Widow
1960
11
Vamp Till Ready
1961
11
Two's Company
1961
11
Always April
1961
11
The Invitation
1961
11
Pandora
1961
11
The Wedding
1961
11
The Beginning
1961

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Hotels--New York (State)--New York--Drama
  • Television programs--United States
  • Women middle managers--Drama
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Ann Sothern show (Television program)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Sothern, Ann, 1909-2001, (performer)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Moving Image Collections (University of Washington)
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)