Buddy Ebsen papers, 1901-2019

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ebsen, Buddy, 1908-2003
Title
Buddy Ebsen papers
Dates
1901-2019 (inclusive)
Quantity
165.19+ cubic ft. (216 containers) and 5.08+ GB
Collection Number
12733
Summary
The collection contains materials, including scripts, from films, TV shows, and stage productions in which Ebsen appeared. It also includes stage productions that Ebsen wrote or co-wrote, including "Angel Town," "Cabaret Dada," "The Champagne General," "Mary, Queen of Hearts," "Nine Bells," and "Turn to the Right." Also included are songs and music that Ebsen performed and wrote or co-wrote, and Ebsen's artwork, as well as correspondence, photographs, and clippings.
Repository
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
82071
Telephone: 3077663756
ahcref@uwyo.edu
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Buddy Ebsen (1908-2003) was born Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Jr., in Belleville, IL. When he was ten years old, his family moved to Florida. In 1928, he moved to New York, where he appeared in Broadway musicals, including “Whoopee!” with Eddie Cantor. Throughout his career, Ebsen continued to appear on stage. Later appearances included “The American Dancemachine” (1985) and revivals of Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man” (1987) and Rodgers’s and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” (1989).

Ebsen’s first film was “Broadway Melody of 1936” (1935). Subsequent films included “Captain January” (1936), in which he co-starred with Shirley Temple, “Broadway Melody of 1938” (1937), in which he co-starred with Judy Garland, “Night People” (1954), “Attack” (1956), and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961). He was originally cast in “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), first as the Scarecrow, and then as the Tin Man. Because he had an allergic reaction to the aluminum dust in his make-up for the Tin Man, he was forced to leave the production. (Jack Haley subsequently played the Tin Man.) Ebsen also appeared regularly on television, where he was best known for his roles as George Russel in the “Disneyland” series “Davy Crockett” (1954-1955), Jed Clampett in “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1962-1971), and private detective Barnaby Jones in “Barnaby Jones” (1973-1980).

Ebsen wrote or co-wrote songs and music, including “We’re All Riding on the Same Spaceship,” and stage shows, including "Angel Town," "Cabaret Dada," "The Champagne General," "Mary, Queen of Hearts," "Nine Bells," and "Turn to the Right" (a musical version of a 1916 Broadway play). He also wrote for television – scripts include “The Paradise Connection” (1979), a TV-movie in which he starred and that he co-wrote with daughter Bonnie under the pseudonyms “Brigitt and Jon Christiansen,” and an episode of “Barnaby Jones” titled “The Picture Pirates” (1978), also written with daughter Bonnie under the pseudonyms “Brigitt and Jon Christiansen.” Ebsen was also a painter, a sailor, and the author of several books, including an autobiography titled “The Other Side of Oz,” “Polynesian Concept,” a book about sailing, "Kelly's Quest," and "Sizzling Cold Case," a novel featuring Barnaby Jones that Ebsen began and that was completed by author Darlene Quinn after his death.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains materials related to Ebsen’s career and personal life. Included are scripts, contracts, and promotional materials from films, TV shows, and advertisements in which Ebsen appeared or was otherwise involved, as well as songs and music that Ebsen performed and wrote or co-wrote. Also included are materials from stage shows that Ebsen wrote or co-wrote, as well as stage shows in which he appeared. There are also materials related to Ebsen's artwork and to books that he wrote or co-wrote, as well as correspondence, photographs, clippings, and documents and artifacts related to his sailing interests and activities.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

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Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into ten series:

  • Advertisements
  • Artwork
  • Books
  • Events in which Ebsen participated
  • Film
  • Radio
  • Songs and Music
  • Stage
  • Television
  • Personal

The eighth series, Stage, is comprised of two subseries: (1) Comedies, Dramas, and Musicals Written or Co-Written by Ebsen; and (2) Stage Shows in Which Ebsen Appeared.

The tenth series, Personal, includes the following major subseries:

  • Awards and Certificates
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Photographic Slides
  • Photographs, Photographic Negatives, and Color Transparencies
  • Publications
  • Sailing
  • Unproduced and Uncompleted Projects

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Buddy Ebsen as of the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from Dorothy Ebsen in March 2019.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Roger Simon from 2020-2021.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. AdvertisementsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
1
Ad Central U.S.A. Productions, Inc. – Dodge Dealers
Two copies of a contract in which Ebsen agreed to do a series of commercials for Dodge dealers.
1971-1978
1
Hearing aid
Ebsen advocated for those with communicative disorders. Includes photos, correspondence, and a clipping.
1986
1
Kellogg Cereals
1965
Kraftco Corp. – Parkay Margarine
Box
148
“Old Country Feeling” ad (16mm film)
undated
1
Assorted
Correspondence and agreements regarding Ebsen’s appearance in ads for Parkay Margarine, as well as the handwritten ad by Ebsen and an ad from the “Los Angeles Time Home Magazine.”
1972, undated
1
McDonald’s
A contract and related materials, as well as a radio script and two placemats, each featuring Ebsen as Jed Clampett.
1988-1989
Pearle Vision
Box
148
Commercial – 6 spots (16mm film)
1973
146
“Happy Face” (audio – 5” reel)
1973
1
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. – Winston Cigarettes
1965
1
Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York
1984

Series II. ArtworkReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
134
“Animal Rescue” (VHS)
Includes footage of Ebsen painting and discussing his artwork.
2003
1
Beaux Arts Ball
1991
digital ahcdm_12733_001
Buddy Ebsen Art – “Uncle Jed Country” – new edit – 3/20/13
2013
digital ahcdm_12733_002
Buddy Ebsen’s Art – “Uncle Jed Country”
2013
digital ahcdm_12733_003
Buddy Ebsen’s Art – “Uncle Jed Country - Art Series 2"
2012
Box
Certificates of authenticity
Box
1
Blank
undated
1
“Hong Kong” serigraph
undated
1
Assorted (photocopies)
undated
170
Cloth prints – “Huntin’ fer Some Food” (3)
undated
212
Drawing – “Polynesian Concept 1971”
On the top of a wooden container that originally held prints of Ebsen’s art.
undated
Drawings – Matted and Framed Prints
Box
203
“Dog Day Drive”
1988
203
“Huntin’ fer Some Food”
1988
204
“L.A. River” (3)
1988
206
“Oil Strike”
1988
205
“Public Benefactor” (3)
1988
203
“Tennis, Anyone?”
1988
206
“Whale of a Catch”
1988
Drawings – Matted Prints
Box
116
“Dog Day Drive”
1988
116
“Huntin’ fer Some Food”
1988
116
“L.A. River"
1988
116
“Oil Strike” (2)
1988
116
“Tennis, Anyone?”
1988
116
“Whale of a Catch”
1988
Drawings – Matted, Signed, and Numbered Prints
Box
192
“Dog Day Drive” (#6, 7, 17-19 of 75)
1988
192
“Huntin’ fer Some food” (#6, 7, 17-19 of 75)
1988
192
“L.A. River” (#6, 7, 17-19 of 75)
1988
193
“Oil Strike” (#7, 17-20, of 75)
1988
193
“Public Benefactor” (#6-7, 17-19 of 75)
1988
193
“Tennis, Anyone?” (#6-7, 17-19 of 75)
1988
194
“Whale of a Catch” (#6-7, 17-19 of 75)
1988
Drawings on Shirts
Box
170
“Dog Day Drive” (2)
1988
214
“Huntin’ fer Some Food” (5)
1988
170
“Huntin’ fer Some Food” (large) (5)
1988
170
“Huntin’ fer Some Food” (small) (5)
1988
214
“Welll Doggies”
undated
1
Drawings – Assorted
undated
1
Essay “Why I Paint”
1989, undated
Exhibits
Box
1
Invitations
1989-1998, undated
1
Promotional materials
undated
Financial
Box
Invoices
Box
34
In a red, three-ring notebook labeled “Uncle Jed Country – paid inv. 1 to 240.”
1997-2001, undated
34
In a white, three-ring notebook labeled “Uncle Jed Country – invoice 241 to 400.”
1999-2003, undated
1
Assorted
1990-1997, 2013, undated
1
Holiday cards – “Uncle Jed Country”
undated
Lithograph Prints
Box
115
“Bayou Menu” (10 copies)
undated
115
“Chowline” (10 copies)
undated
115
“Christmas Cheer” (10 copies)
undated
115
“Spring Bath” (10 copies)
undated
115
“Sunday in the Park with Uncle Jed” (10 copies)
undated
115
“Uncle Jed and Friends” (10 copies)
undated
115
“Uncle Jed Country” (10 copies)
undated
115
“Welll Doggies” (10 copies)
undated
115
“Welll Kitties” (10 copies)
undated
1
Makk Galleries/Studios (Honolulu, HI)
1989-1990, undated
1
Notes
1991, undated
Paintings
Box
212
“Bayou Menu”
undated
196
castle and roiling waters
undated
196
castles, water, castles, and greenery
undated
“Clown Descending a Staircase”
Box
212
Painting
undated
1
rough sketches
Originally attached to the painting. Also includes a written explanation and description of the painting.
undated
212
“Die Loreley”
Originally included clippings attached to the painting (see below).
undated
195
eagle flying over trees
undated
196
Ebsen as Jed Clampett (10)
undated
196
Ebsen as Jed Clampett with firearm and dog
undated
195
graveyard
undated
195
“Hong Kong”
undated
196
landscape with church at sunset
undated
195
landscape with water and building (small)
undated
196
landscape with water and castle
undated
195
man in jacket and cap
undated
196
man with mustache and white hat
undated
196
Monument Valley (2)
undated
212
mountains and water
undated
196
mountains, trees, and lake
undated
196
pink sky, mountains, and trees
undated
195
pink sky, snow-covered mountains, and trees
undated
196
railroad car
undated
212
Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Originally included pictures and a clipping attached to the painting (see below).
undated
196
sailboats at sunset
undated
196
Seabourn Pride cruise ship
undated
195
seascape with barge
undated
195
seascape with boathouse
undated
196
staircase with confederate flag and model of confederate soldier
undated
195
still life with bananas
undated
212
“Sunday in the Park with Uncle Jed”
undated
195
sunset with trees
undated
196
tugboat
undated
212
“Welll Doggies”
undated
Paintings – Reproductions on Canvas
Box
195
“Chowline” (1)
undated
195
“Christmas Cheer” (5)
undated
195
“Sunday in the Park with Uncle Jed” (2)
undated
195
“Uncle Jed and Friends” (1)
undated
195
“Uncle Jed Country” (1)
undated
195
“Welll Doggies” (6)
undated
195
“Welll Kitties” (1)
No. 89 of 950. A certificate of authenticity is attached to the back.
undated
Promotional materials
Box
118
Advertising – elements
Includes negatives and other materials used to create the fliers below.
1999, undated
1
Fliers
(1) “Introduction to the Buddy Ebsen Collection”; (2) “Discover Uncle Jed Country” (three versions); and (3) “‘Hong Kong’/‘Sea Power.’”
undated
1
Folders
undated
209
“The Spirit of Creation”/“The Joy Creation”
Three posterboards with images of Ebsen painting.
undated
135
Uncle Jed Art Promo (VHS)
undated
131
Uncle Jed Country Art – made for Home Shopping Network (VHS)
undated
118
“Wellll Doggies!" artwork for fliers
undated
1
Assorted
1990-1999, undated
Serigraphs
Box
123
“Hong Kong” (10 copies)
Numbered 39-38/300.
undated
123
“Sea Power” (9 copies)
Numbered 2, 4-6, 8-12/20.
undated
123
“Sedona” (10 copies)
Numbered 219-223, 225-228/300; one is unnumbered.
undated
1
Spirit of the Peninsula Telethon 95 Auction
1995
1
Trademark documents
1994-1995
1
Yellow Brick Road Gift Shop & Oz Fantasy Museum
1998

Series III. BooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
Kelly’s Quest
Box
1
Book Release
Includes contractual agreements, press releases, interview schedules, and promotional materials.
2000-2001, undated
35
Hardcover edition
2003
1
Notes
1995-2001
35
Paperback edition
Two copies.
2000
1
Synopsis
undated
The Other Side of Oz
Box
1
Book List/Celebrity Guest List
undated
1
Book Notes
1985-1992
129
Conversation with Ebsen for book – June 20, 1992 (audio cassette)
1992
Donovan Publishing
Box
1
Includes two copies of Ebsen’s contract with the publisher.
1992-1995
1
A bound volume with clippings and publicity materials regarding Ebsen’s book. Includes as inserts a short note to Ebsen and Dorothy and photocopies of clippings.
1994
1
Drafts
1978, undated
35
Hardcover edition
Three copies.
1993
Promotional Materials
Box
1
1993-1999, undated
137
Betacam SP – small cassette
1994
134
One-hour loop (VHS - 3 copies)
undated
130
VHS (2)
1994, undated
1
Speech – large print – after stroke
undated
34
Unedited Manuscript
Includes as inserts photocopies of pictures, a list of Ebsen’s appearances on stage, film, and TV, a list of photos to be published in the book, and correspondence.
1993
1
Unused Notes
1978, 1992, undated
1
Assorted
1994
Polynesian Concept
Box
127
Ebsen reading chapters (audio cassette)
undated
36
Hardcover edition
Three copies.
1972
129
Interview (audio cassette) – Seattle
undated
1
Publishing Agreement
1970
1
Assorted
Includes photographs, handwritten notes, and other materials that Ebsen collected while writing the book.
1966-1973, undated
Sizzling Cold Case
The book's authors are credited as "Buddy Ebsen with Darlene Quinn." According to Quinn's website, "Buddy Ebsen, the beloved Hollywood Icon, was an incredibly talented man, whom I had the good fortune to call my friend. He passed away on July 5, 2003, at the age of 95. Buddy had been working on a Barnaby Jones novel. I was thrilled when Dorothy, his widow, asked if I would complete Buddy’s work-in-progress. Since I assisted him with his first novel and other projects, I was familiar with Buddy’s style, and able to write in his voice. I found this somewhat unusual collaboration an engaging project, as well as a labor of love for a man I very much admired. The actual manuscript was less than 100 pages long, therefore, I needed to add a few words, characters, and sub-plots to craft a novel. However I remained true to Buddy’s concept and felt as if he was right beside me and approved of the creative license his widow allowed. The core story is his, as well as some of the dramatic scenes. And since this was written in Buddy’s (or perhaps Barnaby’s) unique voice, I am no longer certain which scenes came from Buddy’s pen and which were my addition. Sizzling Cold Case is not a ghost written book, nor did the multi-talented actor need one. It was published in 2007. First published in 2007–Revised edition 2017."
Box
127
Audio cassettes
Four cassettes labeled 1/2, 5/6, 7/8, and 9/10.
undated
1
Cover Art
undated
212
Cover – Painting
undated
1
“The Legend of Lori London”
Two copies of a manuscript “for a ‘Barnaby Jones’ Teleplay” by Jon Christiansen (Ebsen’s pseudonym); one copy includes as an insert a clipping.
1990, 2002
1
Notes
1995, undated
36
Paperback edition
2017

Series IV. Events in which Ebsen participatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
33
Academy of Magical Arts – 13th Annual Awards
1981
128
Adventurers’ Club Christmas Party (audio cassette)
The other side is Ebsen memorizing lines from a “Barnaby Jones” script (see below).
undated
33
Aggie Awards (AGAC/Songwriters Guild) – 10th Annual
undated
33
American Legion – 40-8 Frolic (Orlando, FL)
Ebsen and sister Vilma sang “For your Approval.”
undated
33
Antietam Post No. 236, American Legion, Sharpsburg, MD – Memorial Day
1977
33
Army Ball, 1975-1976
129
Berian Christian College (audio cassette)
1984
33
Big Band Bash (Haugh Performing Arts Center, Glendora, CA)
1998
129
Boy Scouts Dinner (audio cassette)
1983
33
Buddy Rogers Salute (Variety Clubs International)
1990
California Lutheran University – Landry Medal Award
Box
167
Award (plaque)
1986
129
Ceremony (8 audio cassettes)
One also includes recordings of reports on the Chernobyl disaster.
1986
33
Assorted
1986-1990, undated
149
Carlyle Dinner – PC IV (16mm film)
1977
33
Chugach Electric Association 22nd Annual Membership Meeting
1972
33
City of Hope Spring Fashion Luncheon (Beverly Hilton Hotel)
1986
Convention Center (Little Rock, AR?)
Box
136
Tape 1 (VHS)
undated
136
Tape 2 (VHS)
undated
129
Council on Aging (Washington, D.C.) (audio cassette)
undated
Dance Peninsula 1997 Encore! Garden Party and Silent Auction (Palos Verdes Estates, CA)
Box
130
VHS
1997
33
Assorted
1997
54
Disney California Adventure – opening
2001, undated
131
Disneyland Opening Day (VHS)
Archival footage of Ebsen and Fess Parker at the 1955 opening.
2004
54
Disney Legends Award Ceremony
1993
128
El Torro (audio cassette)
The other side is an unidentified conference at which Ebsen appeared.
undated
54
“An Evening with a Sailing Actor” (Great Lakes Multihull Association, Chicago, IL)
undated
54
Explorer Recognition and Awards Night (Explorer Post # 1036, U.S. Air Force)
undated
129
Foreign Press luncheon (audio cassette)
1982
54
Friars’ Life Achievement to Gene Kelly – program
1985
54
Good Scout Award Dinner – A Salute to State Senator William Campbell
1983
54
Governor’s Inaugural Entertainment Gala (Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA)
1971
Gypsy Awards (Professional Dancers Society)
Box
54
Program
1998
134
Ceremony (VHS)
Includes Ebsen giving the award to Sandy Duncan.
1998
Gypsy Awards (Professional Dancers Society)
Ebsen was honored at the awards ceremony.
Box
134
Ceremony (VHS - 2 copies)
2000
54
Assorted
2000, undated
54
Harbor Festival (NY, NY)
1986
54
Paul Henning tribute
1993-1994
54
Hero Scholarship Fund 16th Annual Thrill Show (John F. Kennedy Stadium)
1970
157
Hollywood Charity Horse Show – “A Tribute to Hollywood’s Legendary Greats” (marble base)
1991
54
Hollywood Christmas Parade
1984
132
Hollywood Christmas Parade (VHS)
1986
Bob Hope and Dolores Hope – Citizens of the Year (Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce)
Box
132
Ceremony (VHS)
1990
54
Program
1990
54
Humanitarian Award Dinner honoring Gene Autry (Desert Friends of National Jewish Hospital and Research Center/National Asthma Center, Gene Autry Hotel, Palm Springs, CA)
1983
127
Johnnie Cream rally (2 audio cassettes)
undated
132
Junior Philharmonic Orchestra – 50th Annual All-Star Celebrity Battle of Batons (VHS)
1987
127
Long Beach Benefit (audio cassette)
1987
138
Long Beach VA Medical Center – Christmas show (U-matic)
1981
54
Long Beach Yacht Club
1993
129
Long Beach Yacht Club (audio cassette)
undated
131
Long Beach Yacht Club – Yachting Activities – February 14, 1989 (VHS)
“Buddy talking about Polyco race against Columbia – at Long Beach Yacht Club with Ron Jackson.”
1989
128
Long Beach Yacht Club – with Zeke Manners (2 audio cassettes)
The other side of one of the cassettes is Manners speaking at a Chamber of Commerce event.
undated
127
Masonic Lodge (audio cassette)
undated
Memphis Film Festival
Box
207
Plaque
1988
54
Program and clippings
Ebsen appeared at the festival, at which showed seven of his films were shown.
1988
135
Mission Demolay Conclave (VHS - 2 copies)
1996
54
National Performing Artists Award (National Association for the Ancient Arts)
1985
135
Newport Beach Fourth of July Boat Parade (VHS)
1997
54
A Night of Thousand Laughs (The Society for the Preservation of Variety Arts, Los Angeles, CA)
1984
129
Ohio State Bar Association (3 audio cassettes)
1982
54
Orange County Champion of the Year Award Dinner Honoring Tommy Lasorda (March of Dimes)
1982
Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Proudly Honor Buddy Ebsen (The Sportsmen’s Lodge, Sherman Oaks, CA)
Box
186
Award – Excellence in Entertainment
1985
Ceremony
Box
129
Audio cassette
1985
133
VHS
1985
54
Program
1985
132
Palos Verdes Estates Jubilee - Malaga Cove Plaza (VHS)
1989
54
Police Awards Luncheon (Long Beach, CA) – fifteenth annual
1983, undated
54
Region I United Way Volunteer Recognition Luncheon (Registry Hotel)
1987
54
“Roaring Twenties Dinner Dance” (The Rancho de los Palos Verdes Historical Society)
1989
133
Round Table West (VHS)
1989
54
Round Table West Luncheon (Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, CA)
1982
208
Round Table West Luncheon (Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles, CA)
1997
127
San Jose benefit (audio cassette)
undated
54
Senior Inspiration Awards (Board of Supervisors of Riverside County)
1992
54
Share, Inc., 34th Annual Boomtown Party
1987
54
A Shower of Stars (Mannequins of Assistance League of Southern California, Beverly Wilshire Hotel)
1981
54
South Plains College (Levelland, TX) – lecture
1982
132
Spirit of the Peninsula Telethon (Norris Theatre, Rolling Hills Estates, CA) (VHS)
1997
54
Sportsmen’s Show (Pan Pacific, Los Angeles, CA)
1963
130
Texas (South Plains College – Levelland, TX?) – Ebsen lecture – lost sound – edited out – October 7, 1982 (VHS)
1982
54
Time of Your Life Expo – Hall of Fame – Routine
1991
Tokyo Raiders Banquet (Newport Beach)
Box
209
“Tribute to the Tokyo Raiders” (framed)
1980
54
Assorted
1980
54
A Tribute to Pioneer Film Director David Butler (Directors Guild Theater, Hollywood, CA)
1978
54
Tricentennial – Germans in America – 1683-1983
1983
98
Tustin Tiller Days Parade (United States Jaycees) (plaque)
1986
128
V.A. Secretaries – Long Beach Yacht Club (audio cassette)
1982
The Volunteer Center (South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach) Corporate Awards Banquet
Box
167
1996 “Hearts at Work” Honoree (plaque)
1996
54
Program
1996
“We Remember” for Disabled American Veterans (Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, Irvine, CA)
1981
Box
54
Program
1981
138
Ceremony (U-matic)
1982
54
“When the Bough Breaks…" (Stop-Gap, Newport Harbor Actors Theatre)
A stage production that featured Ebsen’s daughter Kiki. Ebsen and Harriet Nelson are credited as serving as “honorary hosts for the two gala opening nights.”
undated
98
Widow’s Night (Long Beach Masonic Lodge 327 F 8 AM) (plaque)
1991
127
Unidentified event (audio cassette)
undated

Series V. FilmReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
1
"Attack" – script
The script is titled “Fragile Fox,” the name of the stage play on which the film is based. Includes handwritten notes.
1956
1
“Between Heaven and Hell” – script
The script is titled “The Day the Century Ended,” the name of the novel on which the film is based.
1956
“The Beverly Hillbillies” (1993)
Box
129
Audio clip – Ebsen cameo with audience reaction (audio cassette)
undated
1
Contractual terms
1993
130
“Hard Copy” episode (VHS)
Features a segment on the movie.
1993
1
Script
Ebsen had a cameo as Barnaby Jones; includes handwritten notes.
1993
1
Assorted
1993
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
Box
2
Promotional materials
undated
2
Script
Includes handwritten notes.
1960
2
“Charlotte’s Web” – script
Ebsen wasn’t in the 1973 animated film.
1971
2
“Ensenada Race Film”
1966-1971
2
“The Farmer Takes a Wife” – script
Ebsen wasn’t in the film, which starred Betty Grable, Dale Robertson, and Thelma Ritter.
1952
2
“Let’s Face It” – script
Ebsen was considered for the role of Frankie Burns, which ultimately went to Cully Richards.
1942-1943
“Mail Order Bride”
Box
2
Financial
1966, 1987-1988
2
Program
1964
2
Scripts
Three scripts – two are dated March 25, 1963, and one is dated July 11, 1963; the latter includes handwritten notes.
1963
2
“The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band”
1967-1968, undated
“Utah Wagon Train”
Box
2
Promotional materials
undated
2
Script
undated
2
Shooting schedule
1951
“The Wizard of Oz”
Box
2
Fiftieth anniversary,
Contracts and related materials regarding Ebsen’s promotional appearances for the film’s fiftieth anniversary.
1989
127
Tracks (audio cassette)
undated

Series VI. RadioReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
2
“Buddy Ebsen’s Western Gazette”
undated
“Charlie Sent Me!” (The Variety Arts Radio Theatre)
Box
2
Program
undated
52
Script
In a bound notebook labeled “NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney.”
undated
Interviews
Box
128
Jim Bohannon (audio cassette)
1994
128
CBC Radio – Vicki Gabereau (audio cassette)
Also includes a recording of Ebsen singing “Miss Annabelle Lee” (see below).
1982, undated
127
CJAD (Montreal) – Peter Anthony Holder (2 audio cassettes)
1994
129
FM 88 (Long Beach, CA) (audio cassette)
undated
129
FM 100 (Chicago, IL) – Steve Cochran (audio cassette)
1994
128
KABC (Los Angeles, CA) – Ken and Bob – Sports (2 audio cassettes)
1986
129
KABC (Los Angeles, CA) – Herbie Weir (audio cassette)
undated
127
KATT (Oklahoma City, OK) (audio cassette)
undated
128
KBRT (CA) (audio cassette)
1994
129
KCRW (Santa Monica, CA) – behind the scenes of “The Best Man” (audio cassette)
1987
128
KGIL (San Fernando, CA) – with Zeke Manners (audio cassette)
1981
128
KGIL (San Fernando, CA) – Jack Catran (audio cassette)
1990
129
KIEV (Glendale, CA) – George Putnam (2 audio cassettes)
1988
129
KLON (Los Angeles, CA) (audio cassette)
undated
127
KMOX (St. Louis, MO) (audio cassette)
1992
128
KOA (Denver, CO) – Mike Rosen (audio cassette)
undated
128
KRFX (Denver, CO) – Lewis and Floorwax (audio cassette)
1994
128
KSON (San Diego, CA) (audio cassette)
1994
128
KTLK (Denver, CO) (audio cassette)
undated
127
KTXR (Springfield, MO) (audio cassette)
1992
128
KXKL (Denver, CO) – Wake-Up Klub (audio cassette)
1994
127
Larry King (6 audio cassettes)
1983, undated
128
The Larry King Show – Jim Bohannon (audio cassette)
1986
128
“Music and Memories” (audio cassette)
1984
129
100.7 Mix-FM (Terre Haute, IN) (audio cassette)
undated
127
Rock 103 (Memphis, TN) (audio cassette)
1992
129
6PM (Perth, Western Australia) (audio cassette)
undated
128
WAQX (Syracuse, NY) – Dave and the Fatman (audio cassette)
1994
128
WFNN (Erie, PA) (audio cassette)
undated
128
WFXB (St. Louis, MO) (audio cassette)
1994
128
WIMZ (Knoxville, TN) – Billy and Zane (audio cassette)
undated
129
WJFK (Manassas, VA) – Don and Mike (audio cassette)
1994
128
Unidentified San Diego, CA, radio station (audio cassette)
1994
Mentions – Paul Harvey
Box
128
Ebsen’s life and career, undated (audio cassette)
undated
129
Theft of Ebsen’s car (audio cassette)
1984
2
“Uncle Walter’s Dog House”
1951

Series VII. Songs and MusicReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
2
“Alexander’s Ragtime Band”
undated
“Alimony”
Box
124
Vinyl record
undated
2
Assorted
undated
2
“And They Called It Dixieland”
undated
“Angelica”
Box
127
Audio cassette
undated
2
Assorted
Includes a songwriting contract for “Angelica” that is attached to songwriting contracts for “The Big Bear” and “In Musicland.”
1955-1956, undated
2
“Apple Song”
1948
2
“As Soon as the Roads Get Better”
undated
2
“Audience"/"Applause"/"T-4-2” – Entertainer of the Year Awards
1977, undated
“Baby Blues”
Box
127
Harry James and his Orchestra with Toni Harper (audio cassette)
undated
2
Music scores
1950-1951, undated
2
Royalties
1951
2
Song manuscripts – “Baby Blues” and others
undated
“Back Home U.S.A.”
Box
Audio cassettes
Box
127
Undated
128
One also includes “A Long Talk with That Boy” (see below).
Undated (2 audio cassettes)
2
Assorted
1965, undated
2
“Back Together Again”
undated
2
“Ballad of Davy Crockett”
1954
“The Ballad of Jed Clampett”
Box
127
Audio cassette
The cassette also includes Ebsen singing “Howdy,” “Everything is OK,” and “Men with Broken Hearts.”
undated
124
Vinyl record (5 copies)
The other side is “Mail Order Bride” (see below).
undated
2
Assorted
Includes a recording contract that covers both “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” and “Mail Order Bride.”
1963-1964, 1997, undated
2
“Basin Street Blues”
1933
2
“Behave Yourself”
1951-1955
2
“Be Sure You’re Right”
1955, undated
2
“Better Come and Get It”
undated
2
“Beverly Hillbillies” recording contract
1965
“The Beverly Hillbillies – Featuring the Stars of the CBS Television Network Series”
digital ahcdm_12733_004
CD
1994
Box
2
Licensing request
1993
“The Big Bear”/"The Big Bear Boogie"
Box
124
Vinyl records (2)
undated
2
Assorted
1955, undated
2
“Bill Bailey”
undated
2
“Billy And Me”
undated
“Blue Jeans”
Box
124
Vinyl record (2 copies)
undated
2
Assorted
1957
2
Blues Scale/Pentatonic Scale
undated
37
“Bonaparte’s Retreat” (oversize)
undated
2
“Broadway Melody of 1936”/“Born to Dance”/“Captain January”
undated
2
“Buckwheat Cakes”
1955
“Buddy Ebsen Says Howdy in Song and Story”
Box
146
Audio (7” reel)
undated
CD ahcdm_12733_005
1994
Box
“Buddy Ebsen’s Musical Collectibles”
Box
133
Final mixed audio (VHS)
1990
132
# 4 (VHS)
undated
134
Interviews – John Ritter and Gale Storm (VHS)
1990
132
Rough cut # 1 (VHS)
1990
134
Show # 1 – 14 songs (VHS)
Songs and artists are listed on the cover.
undated
133
Snader reel # 1 (VHS)
1990
131
Snader reel # 2 (VHS)
1990
131
Snader reel # 3 (VHS)
1990
133
Snader’s reel # 1 (country at end of reel) (VHS)
undated
133
Snader’s reel # 2 (random selection from 3/4" reels) (VHS)
undated
133
Snader’s reel # 3 (firehouse sx2 end) (VHS)
undated
133
Snader’s reel # 4 (random) (VHS)
undated
135
VHS
1990
2
Assorted
1990-1992, undated
1
“Buddy’s Originals”
Box
127
Audio cassette (5 copies)
2001
142
Audio mastering tape (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
digital ahcdm_12733_006
CD
2001
Box
131
Commercial (VHS)
undated
130
Commercial – 4 takes (VHS)
Includes a short note from Sara McDonald.
undated
134
Commercial – rough cuts (VHS)
Includes a short note on the box from Dorothy Ebsen to “Brian.”
undated
142
Dubbing master (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
128
Reference copy plus bonus songs (audio cassette)
undated
2
Selected songs
undated
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Songs – from IPS track
2001
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Tones
2001
Box
2
VHS covers (2)
1990
2
Assorted
undated
“Butterfly Blues”
Box
124
Vinyl record (3 copies)
The other side is “You Don’t Love Me Anymore” (see below).
undated
2
Assorted
1953-1963, undated
124
“Candy Man” – Vinyl record (3 copies)
The other side is “When the Roads Get Better” (see below).
undated
2
“The Catfish Song”
1957
2
“Chemin de Fer”
1955, undated
2
“Christmastime Out West”
undated
38
“Cold, Cold Heart” (oversize)
undated
2
Ray Conniff
1994, undated
2
“The Cottonwood Tree”
1955
39
“Countryfied” (oversize)
undated
2
“Country Style”
undated
2
“A Cowboy’s Work’s Never Done”
undated
2
“Danke Schoen” – Crosby Show – Bing-Caterina-Buddy
undated
124
“Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter” – Vinyl record
undated
2
“Davy Crockett’s Friend”/“I’m Davy Crockett’s Friend”
1955, undated
2
“Davy Crockett Theme”
undated
40
“Dear Hearts and Gentle People” (oversize)
undated
2
“Devil Eyes”
1950-1951
2
“Digga-Digga-Do”
1928
2
“Digga Do”
undated
2
“Dinah”
1991, undated
2
“The Dixieland Band”
1935
2
“Dolores”
undated
2
“Don’t Make Waves”
undated
41
“Don’t Rob Another Man’s Castle” (oversize)
undated
2
“Down at Pemberly Pub”
undated
42
“Do Your Best” (oversize)
undated
124
“Dubb Buddy Ebsen” – Vinyl record
1951
2
“Eastside Westside”
undated
"Ebb Tide"
Box
128
Audio cassette
Also includes Ebsen singing “Missing You” (see below) and “When You Are Near” (see below).
undated
2
Assorted
1953
2
“El Diablo”
undated
2
“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”
undated
37
“Farewell”
1954
2
Financial and copyright
1949-1953, 1966-1993, undated
124
“Flew Up the Flue” – Vinyl record
With “St. Louis Blues” (see below) and “Whispering at Batts, N.Y.” (see below).
undated
2
“For Me and My Gal”/“St. Louis Blues”/“Play On”
1942, undated
129
“Gettysburg Address” (audio cassette)
From the recording of a live show that Ebsen did with the Chicago Six at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA.
1991
2
“Go All the Way”
undated
“The Handsome Stranger”
Box
128
Recording (audio cassette)
undated
124
Vinyl records (2)
undated
2
Assorted
1950-1955, 1992
3
“Hat Medley”
undated
3
“Here Comes Rosie”
1956, undated
3
“A Hole in the Sky”
1956
“Howdy”
undated
Box
127
Audio cassette
undated
43
Music scores (oversize)
“Ideas”
Box
127
Work tapes (2 audio cassettes)
undated
3
Assorted
undated
3
“I Like the Likes of You”
From “Ziegfeld Follies of 1934,” a Broadway show in which Ebsen and sister Vilma appeared.
undated
3
“I’ll See You When the Roads Get Better,” undated
3
“I’m Here with Bells On,” undated
3
“I’m Looking for Something,” undated
3
“In Love”
1946, undated
128
Instrumental tracks (2 audio cassettes)
1993
147
Interviews and songs with children - “Chemin de Fer” – “Mr. Gilfump” (Paul) – “Be Sure You’re Right” with Kathy and Fess – Kid songs and talks (audio 7” reel)
undated
3
“I Wish I Wish I Wish”
1953
3
“Jack Donahue”
undated
3
“The Jazz-Me Blues”
1933
44
“Keep A-Thinkin’ Pretty” (oversize)
undated
“Lahaina”
Box
146
Audio (5” reel)
Labeled “Cut 1: Randy Clare – Cut 2: Randy & Nyla Clare.”
undated
127
Audio cassette
The other side of the cassette is Ebsen discussing how to structure the stage musical “Turn to the Right” (see below).
undated
128
Audio cassette
Labeled “Cut 1: Randy Clare – Cut 2: Randy & Nyla Clare.” The other side is Zeke Manners and an unidentified female singer performing multiple songs, including “Our Love is Right” and “My Mom.”
undated
129
Audio cassette
Labeled “Cut 1: Randy Clare – Cut 2: Randy & Nyla Clare – Our Wed song.”
undated
128
Audio cassette
Performed by Linda Fern and Bill Hensley. The cassette also includes Ebsen memorizing lines for a “Barnaby Jones” episode (see below).
undated
3
Assorted
1979, undated
3
“Lemonade”
1957
3
“Little One”
1955
“A Long Talk with That Boy” - audio cassettes
Box
127
A note on the cassette says, “Buddy wrote for Bev. Hillbillies.”
Undated
128
Also includes “Back Home U.S.A.” (see above).
Undated
3
“Lootless Love”
1950-1954, undated
3
“Love Me or Leave Me”
1929
“Mail Order Bride”
Box
124
Vinyl record (5 copies)
The other side is “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” (see above).
undated
3
Assorted
1963-1964, undated
3
“Makin’ Whoopee!”
1928
3
“The Man from the South”
1930
128
Zeke Manners (audio cassette)
undated
143
Zeke Manners and Ebsen – piano music (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
45
“Men with Broken Hearts” (oversize)
undated
3
Miscellaneous songs (unfinished) – lead sheets – other people’s
1949-1951, undated
“Miss Annabelle Lee”
Box
127
Audio cassette
Also includes a 1982 interview with Vicki Gabereau of CBC Radio (see above).
1982, undated
3
Assorted
1927, undated
“Missing You”
Box
128
Audio cassette
Also includes Ebsen singing “Ebb Tide” (see above) and “When You Are Near” (see below).
undated
3
Assorted
undated
3
"Moonglow"
1934
"Mr. Gilfump"
Box
129
Audio cassette
1996
129
Audio cassette
undated
“Musicland”/“Disneyland”
Box
124
Vinyl record
undated
3
Assorted
1955, undated
53
Music-score holders
Box
53
Seven cloth-bound holders, each labeled “Vilma and Buddy Ebsen”: (1) “Bass”; (2) “Conductor”; (3) “1st Saxophone E Flat Alto”; (4) “4th Saxophone B Flat Tenor”; (5) “2nd Saxophone E Flat Alto”; (6) “2nd Trombone”; and (7) “3rd Saxophone B Flat Tenor.” “Conductor” includes typewritten instructions “for conductor – repeat markings for ‘With a Banjo on My Knee.’”
Undated
89
Six cloth-bound holders, each labeled “Vilma and Buddy Ebsen”: (1) “Drums”; (2) “1st Trumpet”; (3) “Guitar”; (4), (5), and (6) are untitled. “Drums” includes handwritten notes on the inside front cover.
Undated
3
“My Buddy”
1932, 1943, 1997, undated
147
Nace Brown songs – Stan Jones songs – kid stuff - “Mr. Gilfump” (audio – 7” reel)
undated
3
“Never Lovin’ Blues”
undated
3
“Never on Sunday”
undated
3
“Never Spit to Windward”
undated
3
“New Ball Game”
undated
3
“Night and Day”
undated
3
“Old Betsy”
From "Davy Crockett."
1954
3
“On a Sunday Afternoon”
From “Broadway Melody of 1936.”
1935
3
“One and One Make Two”
Includes a songwriting contract for both “One and One Make Two” and “Blue Jeans.”
1955-1957
127
“One More Time” – work tape (2 audio cassettes)
undated
“One Perfect Rose”/“The Shooting of Dan McGrew”
Box
146
Audio (two 5” reels)
undated
3
Royalties
1998
3
Opening song for Henny Youngman
1982
3
“The Operation was Successful, but the Patient Died”
undated
“Original Joe”
Box
124
Vinyl records (2)
undated
3
Assorted
1957, undated
3
“Paris by Moonlight”
1954
129
Piano – Zeke Manners – “Audience” (audio cassette)
The other side is Ebsen memorizing lines for an unidentified project (see below).
undated
127
Piano – Zeke Manners – “Eastside Westside”/“Miss Annabelle Lee”/“Doin’ the New Low Down”/“If You Believe”/“Audience”/“Turn to the Right” (audio cassette)
undated
3
The Pickin’, Thumpin’, Twangin’, Strummin’ Band”
undated
3
“A Piece of the Past”
1975, undated
3
“Pretty Little Girl with the Red Dress On”
1952
3
“Read My Name”
1983
“Rendezvous”
Box
127
Recording (audio cassette)
undated
129
Recordings (audio cassette)
On one side, Ebsen sings the song; on the other side, an unidentified male vocalist sings the song.
undated
3
Assorted
1976, undated
3
“The Riddle Song”
1957
3
“A Ring on My Finger”
1957, 1985, undated
“Roger's Rangers”
Box
124
Vinyl record
undated
3
Assorted
1958
3
“Say a Few Words about Texas”
undated
“The Sea”
The lyrics include the “f-word.”
Box
127
Instrumental (2 audio cassettes)
1993
127
Vocal – Ebsen (audio cassette)
undated
3
Assorted
1993, undated
3
“September Song”
undated
3
“Share Croppin’ Blues”
undated
3
“A Shine on Your Shoes”
From “Flying Colors,” a Broadway show in which Ebsen and sister Vilma appeared.
1932, undated
3
“Sidewalks of New York”
undated
3
“Silver Bells”
undated
3
“Sing Me a Gypsy Love Song”
undated
3
“Slow Drag”
undated
3
“Snow Shoe Thompson”
1952, 2001, undated
3
“Someone Else’s Baby”
1951
124
“Squeezin’ Polka” – Vinyl record
undated
“Stay All Night”
Box
129
Audio cassette
undated
3
Music scores
undated
“Stealin’ Apples”
Box
Work tapes (audio cassettes)
undated
Box
127
1982
127
undated (2)
3
Assorted
1982, undated
“St. Louis Blues”
Box
128
Ted Lewis Orchestra (audio cassette)
undated
124
Vinyl record
With “Flew Up the Flue” (see above) and “Whispering at Batts, N.Y.” (see below).
undated
3
Assorted
Includes separate sheets of handwritten notes.
1914, 1993, undated
3
"Susie, The Little Blue Coupe"
1977
3
“Sweet Sue”
1997, undated
124
“Talk to Me Baby” – Vinyl record (3 copies)
undated
3
“Tea for Two”
undated
46
“Tennessee Walking Horse” (oversize)
undated
3
“Theme from ‘Barnaby Jones’”/“‘Barnaby Jones’ Theme”
1972, 1993-1997, undated
3
“There’s Something in the Air”
From “Banjo on My Knee.”
1936
3
“A Tree Fell Down”
1956
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“‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”
A comedy track – from the CD “Little Drummer Boys” by Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps – that featured Ebsen, Dick Van Dyke, Jack Palance, Charlton Heston, Betty White, Burgess Meredith, Tony Curtis, Bob and Dolores Hope, and Gloria Stuart.
2000
Box
3
“Two White Horses”
undated
3
“Vaudeville”
undated
3
“Walkin’ the Beat”
1951, undated
“Wedding Bell Calypso”/“Man Talk Too Much”
Box
124
Vinyl record
undated
3
Assorted
1957, undated
3
“We of True Love”
1956, undated
3
“What Memories”
undated
124
“When the Roads Get Better” – Vinyl record (3 copies)
The other side is “Candy Man” (see above).
undated
“When You Are Near”
Box
128
Audio cassette
Also includes Ebsen singing “Ebb Tide” (see above) and “Missing You” (see above).
undated
127
Recording by Charles Bachman (2 audio cassettes)
undated
127
Work Tape (audio cassette)
Also includes Ebsen singing “Why I am a Spy” (see below).
1981
3
Assorted
undated
3
“When You Hear the Sound of Dixieland”
1985
124
“Whispering at Batts, N.Y.” – Vinyl record
With “Flew Up the Flue” (see above) and “St. Louis Blues” (see above).
undated
3
“Who’s That Pretty Baby?”
1927
127
“Why I am a Spy” (2 audio cassettes)
One of the cassettes includes Ebsen singing “When You Are Near” (see above); the other includes Ebsen singing several other songs.
1981, undated
128
“Why I Wrote This Song” (audio cassette)
Ebsen explaining why he wrote certain songs, including “Baby Blue” and “Wild Card.”
undated
“Wild Card”
Box
124
Vinyl record
undated
3
Assorted
1950-1955, undated
3
"Wild Tune"
1957
3
“With a Banjo on My Knee”
Includes a letter to Ebsen from a fan who sent him sheet music.
1936, 1987, undated
3
“Withholdin’ Mama”
1992
146
Work tapes (audio – two 5” reels)
undated
“Wrong Train”
Box
127
Demonstration Tapes – sung by Ebsen (5 audio cassettes)
undated
145
Premiere on KLON- September 15, 1986 (audio – 7” reel)
1986
145
Recording (audio – 7” reel)
undated
142
Recording – Margie Evans (2” Quad – large reel)
Includes an accompanying document.
1986
127
Recording – Margie Evans (2 audio cassettes)
undated
127
Recording – Margie Evans with Charles May (audio cassette)
undated
128
Recording – Margie Evans – KLON (Long Beach, CA) (audio cassette)
The song is preceded by an interview with Ebsen.
1986
3
Assorted
1986, undated
3
“You Are My Lucky Star”
From “Broadway Melody of 1936.” Includes a letter to Ebsen from a fan who sent him the sheet music and a copy of Ebsen’s letter to the fan.
1935, 1973
47
“You Are My Sunshine” (oversize)
undated
“You Don’t Love Me Anymore”
Box
124
Vinyl records
Four records; on three, the other side is “Butterfly Blues” (see above).
1953, undated
3
Assorted
1953, undated
3
“You Rascal You”
1931
“Your Cheatin’ Heart”
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Song recorded by Ebsen
From the CD “Golden Throats 3: Sweet Hearts of Rodeo Drive.”
1995
Box
48
Assorted (oversize)
undated
3
Assorted
undated

Series VIII. StageReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
Comedies, Dramas, and Musicals Written or Co-Written by Ebsen
Box
"Angel Town"
Box
129
Aimee – singer tape with melody (audio cassette)
undated
3
Financial
1994
3
Lyrics
1988, undated
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Manuscript
undated
digital ahcdm_12733_012
Master
undated
Box
129
Music (audio cassette)
undated
4
Music Scores
1994, undated
4
Notes
1984-1985, undated
4
Notes – Aimee Semple McPherson
1984-1986
Old version – Paul Smith (audio – 10½” reels)
Box
151
Reel 1
undated
151
Reel 2
undated
4
Script Pages
1986, undated
Scripts
Box
4
“Angel Town”
Five copies.
1994, undated
4
“Ten Dollars and a Tambourine” (first draft)
1987
4
Assorted
Includes a production budget.
1988, 2000, undated
"Cabaret Dada"
Box
129
Act I – New Girl/Act II (audio cassette)
undated
138
Act II (U-matic)
undated
Conferences (audio cassettes)
Box
128
One is mislabeled “7/21/82.”
July 21, 1981 (2 audio cassettes)
128
# 8
August 8, 1981
128
# 9
August 10, 1981
128
# 10
September 10, 1981
128
September 22, 1981
128
October 12, 1981
128
October 16, 1981 (2 audio cassettes)
128
December 22, 1981 – Opera Conference/Story Conference
1981
128
# 1
undated
128
# 4
undated
128
# 5
undated
128
# 6
undated
128
# 7
undated
128
Discussion – Dada revisions (audio cassette)
undated
128
Einstein/Lenin/Freud (audio cassette)
undated
149
Film (16mm – 3 rolls)
In a Foto-Kem box; includes paperwork.
1983
148
Film elements (16mm – 10 rolls)
undated
129
Herbie [Weir?] (audio cassette)
undated
128
Kartel/Hello/Reprise (audio cassette)
1982
135
Latest version – Acts I and II (VHS)
undated
Masquers Club (Hollywood, CA) production
Box
128
Live performance (audio cassette)
1983
133
Live performance with introduction by Ebsen (VHS – 5 copies)
1983
132
Live performance - incomplete (VHS)
1983
4
Assorted
1983, undated
140
Master (U-matic)
undated
128
Music (audio cassette)
undated
128
Music in sequence (audio cassette)
undated
145
Music in sequence – incomplete – obsolete (audio – 7” reel)
1982
4
Music Scores and Lyrics
1976-1983, undated
128
Opera N.G. (audio cassette)
1981-1982
128
Opera stuff (2 audio cassettes)
1982, undated
4
Original notes
1981-1982
145
Reel # 1 (audio – 7” reel)
undated
137
Reel # 1 (U-matic)
undated
145
Reel # 1 backup (audio – 7” reel)
undated
145
Reel # 2 (audio – 7” reel)
undated
137
Reel # 2 (U-matic - 2 copies)
undated
145
Reel # 2 backup (audio – 7” reel)
undated
138
Reel # 1 of 2 (U-matic)
undated
138
Reel # 2 of 2 (U-matic)
undated
4
Reserve notes
1982, undated
129
Score – July 28, 1982 (audio cassette)
1982
128
Score in sequence – July 7, 1982 (audio cassette)
1982
127
Score (partial) (audio cassette)
undated
127
Second edit (audio cassette)
undated
Second version (1” Helical videotapes)
Box
151
Reel 1 of 2
1983
151
Reel 2 of 2
1983
4
Scripts
Box
4
Two copies; one includes as an insert a separate sheet of lyrics and a letter from Ebsen to Frank Young of Theater Under the Stars (Houston, TX).
1982, 1998, undated
5
Three copies; two include a synopsis of the play, and one includes as inserts handwritten notes on strips of notebook paper.
1982, undated
34
Two copies; one, in a white, three-ring binder, include fliers for a production of the play at the Masquers Club, a photo, and clippings; the other, in a red, three-ring binder, includes handwritten notes, a list of the cast, revised script pages, and a flier for the Masquers Club production.
1982, undated
Song “We’re All Riding on the Same Spaceship”
Box
128
Arabic version (5 audio cassettes)
undated
128
Chinese version (5 audio cassettes)
undated
143
Grisha Dimant – master (audio – 10½” reel)
1984
127
Ebsen with guitar (5 audio cassettes)
undated
128
German version (4 audio cassettes)
undated
5
The Great Stuffed Cabbage Roll-Off (Laguna Beach, CA)
Programs for the events include music and lyrics for the song.
1983-1984
129
Hebrew version (5 audio cassettes)
undated
5
Holiday cards
The cards include music and lyrics for the song.
1982
127
Instrumental (3 audio cassettes)
undated
digital ahcdm_12733_019
“Larry King”
A clip from Larry King’s radio show in which he played a version of the song recorded by Ebsen and Mabel King (see below).
undated
Box
97
Multiple versions (audio cassettes)
In a plastic binder with a page of the music score as a cover. Includes the Polish, Russian, and gospel versions, as well as a Larry King interview.
1982-1983
97
Multiple versions (audio cassettes)
In a plastic binder with a page of the music score as a cover and a page of the music score for “Audience” on the back. Includes a copy of the holiday card (see above), clippings, correspondence, and programs for the production of “Cabaret Dada” at the Masquers Club.
1982-1985, undated
128
Polish version (5 audio cassettes)
undated
127
Russian-English version by Grisha Dimant (3 audio cassettes)
One is labeled “work tape.”
1984
127
Russian version (5 audio cassettes)
One is labeled “version sent to Mrs. Gorbachev.”
undated
“Space Ship” – Ebsen and Mabel King
Box
128
Gospel (3 audio cassettes)
undated
129
Gospel II/2nd version (2 audio cassettes)
undated
127
Gospel - long version (5 audio cassettes)
undated
129
Gospel - short version (5 audio cassettes)
undated
digital ahcdm_12733_013
“Unify" CD
The CD was “dedicated to all humanity in memory of the Sept. 11th tragedy.”
2001
Box
127
Sung by Ebsen (audio cassette)
undated
128
Version delivered to the Pope (3 audio cassettes)
undated
127
Vocal – multiple languages (audio cassette)
undated
5
Assorted
Includes clippings and correspondence regarding the song, lyrics and music scores, translations of the lyrics into various languages, photos and slides, and a program for a service at Seal Beach Church of Religious Science (Seal Beach, CA) that includes the song as a “congregational hymn.”
1979-1991, 2002, undated
Songs
Box
128
Audio cassette (5 copies)
undated
digital ahcdm_12733_014
CD
1994
Box
129
Dale Berry (audio cassette)
undated
128
Spy Tango – 3 takes (audio cassette)
undated
127
Unedited songs (audio cassette)
undated
131
VHS
undated
128
Waco Alamo Jones (audio cassette)
1981
146
Work tape (audio – 7” reel)
Also includes material from “Nine Bells” labeled “Through ‘Land of Far Away’” (see below).
undated
128
Work tape – POILU – Zeke (audio cassette)
undated
127
Work tapes (2 audio cassettes)
One is labeled “‘Dada’ Zither.”
1982, undated
5
Assorted
Includes handwritten notes, press releases, and an American Federation of Musicians contract.
1981-1983, undated
"The Champagne General"
Box
5
Notes
In a green binder.
undated
5
Edgar Peterson
Documents, including correspondence, regarding Peterson’s agreement to write a teleplay based on Ebsen’s play.
1966, undated
5
Original manuscript and notes
undated
5
Script Revisions
1966, undated
Scripts
Box
5
By Ebsen
Box
"Little Mac"
Box
5
First draft
1961
5
Two copies.
1961, undated
5
Four copies.
1988, undated
6
By Edgar Peterson
Four copies; a screenplay adapted from Ebsen’s play.
undated
146
Take 2 – horses (audio – 5” reel)
undated
146
Theatre Americana (audio – 7” reel)
undated
6
Assorted
Includes sections of the script with notes, certificates of copyright registration, an oversize card to Ebsen from the cast of a production, and four copies of a program for and a ticket from a production of the play at the Conejo Players Theater (Conejo Valley, CA).
1961, 1973, 1988, 2004-2007, undated
“Mary, Queen of Hearts”
Box
7
Original manuscript
1979-1980, undated
7
Scripts
Seven copies. Two include a synopsis of the play; one includes handwritten notes.
1980-1986, undated
"Nine Bells"
Box
128
Act I – reading with Ebsen (audio cassette)
undated
129
Act I/Act II – Bonnie Lake – vocals (audio cassette)
undated
146
Act I/Act II through “Land of Far Away” (audio – 7” reel)
1974
128
Act II (audio cassette)
undated
128
Act II – Bonnie Lake – vocals (audio cassette)
undated
128
Act II – reading with Ebsen (audio cassette)
undated
146
Acts I and II (audio – 7” reel)
undated
7
Agreement with Theatre Americana
1962
146
Audio (7” reel)
In an Omegatape box.
undated
144
Audio master (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
143
Audio master – final # 2 master (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
144
Band master – probably “Nine Bells” (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
7
Early work notes, original set designs, songs, and lyrics
1954-1958, undated
146
“Fare Thee Well” to “Finale” (audio – 7” reel)
undated
7
General notes and original manuscripts
1958, undated
144
Master (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
144
Master – band – third day (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
144
Monaural – 7½” master (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
144
Monaural final – not echoed (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
Music and Scores
Box
7
“Bamboo”
1954, undated
7
“Be Careful What You Wish”
Includes a separate lyric sheet.
1954, undated
7
“By the Book”
Includes handwritten notes.
undated
7
“Cymbalique”
undated
7
Drum Book/Bass Book/Clarinet Parts
undated
7
“Fare Thee Well”
Includes a separate lyric sheet.
1954, undated
7
“Fly with the Albatross”
Includes handwritten lyrics on a separate sheet.
undated
7
“Frustration”
Includes handwritten notes and a separate lyric sheet.
1954, 1985, undated
146
“Frustration”/“Show Your Colors” (duet)/“Mermaid’s Lament” (audio – 5” reel)
1954
7
“Hear Ye”
1954, undated
7
“How to Rig a Frigate”
Includes separate lyric sheets.
1954, undated
146
Introduction and opening/“Sir Roger De Coverly” duet/“Bamboo” (audio – 5” reel)
1954
7
“Just Like Cincinnati”
Includes handwritten notes and separate lyric sheets.
1954, undated
7
“The Land of Far Away”
1954, undated
146
“Land of Far Away”/“Show Your Colors”/“Wishing Song” (audio – 5” reel)
1954
7
“A Loose Burnoose”
1959, undated
“Mermaid’s Lament”
1954, undated
Box
151
Bonnie Lake – Ebsen (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
124
Vinyl record
undated
7
Assorted
Includes a separate lyric sheet.
1954, undated
146
“Mermaid’s Lament” (finished)/“Show Your Colors” verse et all/“My Blue Star” (melody #2 finished)/“Cincinnati” (verse)/(Blue Star – 1st melody)/“How to Rig a Frigate”/“Sir Roger De Coverly” (1str run voice track)/ “Fare Thee Well” (1st run) (audio – 5” reel)
1954
7
“Misty”
Includes handwritten lyrics on separate sheets.
1959, undated
Music
Box
146
Roll # 1 (audio – 7” reel - 2 copies)
undated
146
Roll # 2 (audio – 7” reel - 2 copies)
undated
7
“My Blue Star”
Includes a separate lyric sheet.
1954-1959, undated
7
“Nine Bells”
undated
7
“A Question of Time”
Includes handwritten lyrics on a separate sheet.
1959, undated
151
Reel 1 – Rejects – Bonnie Lake – Ebsen (audio – 10½” reel)
1959
“Show Your Colors”
Box
127
Recording (audio cassette)
undated
7
Assorted
1954, undated
8
“The Sir Roger De Coverly”
1954, undated
146
“The Sir Roger De Coverly”/“Fare Thee Well”/“Bamboo” (audio – 7” reel)
undated
8
“Subject: Transfer”
undated
8
“Who Put the Eric in America”
undated
8
“Wishing My Tail Off”
undated
8
Assorted
1959, undated
8
Notes – Old Dialogue – Original Lyrics – “Show Your Colors”
undated
8
Old Scripts – “Show Your Colors”
undated
8
Original Manuscripts – “Show Your Colors”/“Now Hear This”
1953, undated
128
Overture – piano (audio cassette)
undated
146
Reel # 1 (audio – 7” reel), undated
undated
146
Reel # 2 (audio – 7” reel)
undated
145
Rejects (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
128
Score rehearsal tape – MTA 4/90 (audio cassette)
1990
8
Script pages and notes
1985-1991, undated
147
Script reading – up to “Cincinnati” (audio – 7” reel)
undated
8
Scripts
Three copies; the dated copy includes a registration stamp from the Writers Guild of America.
1959, undated
8
Synopsis and notes
1960, undated
146
Through “Land of Far Away” (audio – 7” reel)
Also includes a work tape for “Cabaret Dada” (see above).
undated
"Turn to the Right"
Box
128
Act I (2 audio cassettes)
The other side of one of the cassettes is a work tape (see below).
undated
143
Act I/Act II (audio – 10½” reel)
undated
127
Act I/Act II (4 audio cassettes)
undated
128
Act I/Act II - with audience (audio cassette)
undated
128
Act I – musical numbers and some lead-ins/Act II (audio cassette – damaged)
undated
145
Act I – off masters – pre “Measure Never” less 2 songs (audio – 7” reel)
undated
127
Act I – with audience (3 audio cassettes)
undated
128
Act II (audio cassette)
undated
145
Act II – off masters (audio – 7” reel)
undated
127
Act II – with audience (2 audio cassettes)
undated
129
Complete “Turn to the Right” – Dusty – low level (audio cassette)
undated
9
Contracts with Samuel French, Inc.
1980-1981, undated
9
Contracts, Agreements, and Releases
Includes handwritten notes regarding agreements and copyrights.
1980-1987
127
Ebsen and Zeke Manners performing the play (audio cassette)
The other side of the cassette is Ebsen talking about his career in front of an audience.
undated
127
Ebsen discussing the play and singing with piano accompaniment (audio cassette)
undated
127
Ebsen discussing the structure of the play (audio cassette)
The other side of the cassette is a recording of the instrumental “Lahaina” (see above).
undated
9
Financial
1980-1981
128
First day rehearsal (audio cassette)
undated
9
Handwritten notes
1980, undated
9
I.A.T.S.E. [International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees] Crew Contracts
1981
128
Incomplete (audio cassette)
undated
129
Live performance (audio cassette)
undated
145
Mono copy (audio – 7” reel)
Includes track listing on the container cover.
1981
Music and Scores
Box
9
“Broadway Pals”
undated
9
“Broadway Pals – Blackout”
undated
9
“Broadway Pals – Scene Change”
undated
49
Bass
In an oversize binder.
undated
49
Cello
In an oversize binder.
undated
9
Curtain – “If You Believe”
undated
9
“Dames is Moider”
undated
49
Drums
In an oversize binder.
undated
143
Edited master (audio – 10½” reel)
Includes a list of tracks on the container cover.
1981
9
Entracte
undated
9
“Good Harvest”
undated
49
Guitar
In an oversize binder.
undated
128
“Hoe Down” – Ebsen and Zeke Manners (audio cassette)
undated
9
“If You Believe”
undated
143
Master (audio – 10½” reel)
Includes a list of tracks on the container cover.
1981
9
“Measure Never”
undated
9
“Missing You”
undated
9
“My Heart Took a Picture”
undated
9
“My Mom”
undated
9
“My Private Preserve”
undated
10
“Our Love is Right”
undated
10
Overture
undated
10
“Peach Pickin’ Time”
undated
50
Piano
In an oversize binder.
undated
50
Reed I
In an oversize binder.
undated
50
Reed II
In an oversize binder.
undated
10
Reprise – “Sell Sell”
undated
10
Reprise – “Sell Sell # 2”
undated
143
Safety master - protection copy (audio – 10½” reel)
Includes a list of tracks on the container cover.
1981
10
“Sell Sell”
undated
10
“Someone Else’s Beau”
undated
153
Songs – multiple takes (audio – two 7” reels)
One of the tapes includes multiple copies of a sound report.
1981
153
Songs sampler (audio – 7” reel – 2 copies)
undated
10
“Sparkle, Glitter & Shine/Congratulations”
undated
50
Trombone
In an oversize binder.
undated
51
Trumpet I
In an oversize binder.
undated
51
Trumpet II
In an oversize binder.
undated
“Turkey Trot”
Box
10
Scores
undated
133
Phillies Organist Paul Richardson and Tim Laushey at the DuPont Country Club – July 1995 (VHS)
1995
149
“Turkey Trot”/“Broadway Pals” (35mm film)
In a “Scotch Magnetic Film” box; includes paperwork.
1981
138
“Turkey Trot” (generic version)/“Broadway Pals” (generic version) (U-matic)
1981
10
“Turkey Trot Finale”
undated
“Turn to the Right”
Box
127
Ray Conniff Singers recording (audio cassette)
undated
128
Ray Conniff Singers – “Turn to the Right”/“Turn to the Right” – Lauritz Savitz vocal solo – all music arranged by Perry La Marca (audio cassette), undated
undated
10
Assorted
undated
51
Violin A
In an oversize binder.
undated
51
Violin B
In an oversize binder.
undated
51
Violin C
In an oversize binder.
undated
Assorted
Box
10
1975-1981, undated
10
1980, undated
10
1980-1981, undated
10
Undated
128
No audience (audio cassette)
undated
10
Notes and Revisions – San Diego
Includes a 1917 playbill from the Columbia Theatre (San Francisco, CA) with an ad for a production of “Turn to the Right.”
1984, undated
145
Part 2 (audio – 7” reel)
Includes track listing on the container cover.
undated
127
Piano (audio cassette)
undated
128
Possible 30-second radio spot (audio cassette)
undated
210
Poster (small) – framed
undated
10
Press and Publicity
1980-1981
10
Preview – Ida Mayer Cummings Auxiliary
1981
10
Programs and Fliers – Orpheum Theatre (San Francisco, CA)
1981
10
Programs and Fliers – Wilshire Theatre (Beverly Hills, CA)
Copies of the programs include as inserts correspondence, a printout of the 1916 New York Times review of the original production of “Turn to the Right,” and lists of the cast and musical numbers.
1981, undated
10
Publicity – San Diego
1980-1981
Radio spots
Box
128
Audio cassette
undated
152
Fox Theatre/San Diego – spot #FTTT 2301 (audio – five 5” reels)
1981
152
Orpheum Theatre – spot #OTTT 2301 (audio – four 5” reels)
1981
153
Voiceovers – multiple takes (audio – 7” reel)
Includes a document titled “Tape legend.”
1981
152
Wilshire Theatre – quote spot #WTTT 2304 (audio – four 5” reels)
1981
152
Wilshire Theatre – spot #WTTT 2301 (audio – seven 5” reels)
1981
152
Wilshire Theatre – #WTTT 2302 and 2303 - Spanish (audio – two 5” reels)
1981
10
Reviews – original play and film
Photocopies and printouts of reviews of a 1916 stage production of the original show and the 1922 film adaptation of the original show, as well a photocopy of the entry for the latter from the American Film Institute Catalog – Feature Films, 1921-1930.
undated
10
Script draft
1980
10
Script pages and notes
1980-1984, undated
Scripts
Box
By Ebsen and Zeke Manners
Box
11
Stage-Manager Copy
undated
11
With notes and staff list
undated
11
1980
11
Two copies.
1996
11
Two copies.
Undated
11
By Winchell Smith and John E. Hazzard
Two copies; each includes handwritten notes.
1916, undated
11
Set designs
undated
145
Show tape (audio – 7” reel)
Includes track listing on the container cover.
undated
145
Show tape copy – not leadered heads (audio – 7” reel)
undated
113
Stage plans
“Designed by Robert Randolph – Bascom’s Backyard.”
1980
TV ads
Box
152
1” video
“These are the full seg of the Zeke & people in front of Orpheum- on 1” ampex tape – can be used for any town – with new voice dub over.”
1981
2” Quad – small reels
Box
140
Fox Theatre – FTTT-1301– “Fox Trot”
1981
152
Orpheum Theatre – spot # OTTT 1301
1981
141
Wilshire Theatre – Reel ## 0264-0265
1981
141
Wilshire Theatre – Reel ## 1226-1227
1981
141
Wilshire Theatre – WTTT-1301 and WTTT-1302 (3 copies)
One copy includes a receipt from KHJ-TV (Hollywood, CA).
1981
141
Wilshire Theatre – WTTT-1303 and WTTT-1304 (3 copies)
One copy includes a receipt from KHJ-TV; another copy includes a VTR Commercial Report and a note regarding return of the ads.
1981
141
# 382 – “Turkey Trot”
1981
135
TV reviews (VHS)
The tape also includes TV ads for “Turn to the Right” (see above) and Ebsen on “The Merv Griffin Show” (see below) and “The Jon Davidson Show” (see below).
1981
139
U-matic S
1981
135
VHS
The tape also includes TV reviews of “Turn to the Right” (see below) and Ebsen on “The Merv Griffin Show” (see below) and “The Jon Davidson Show” (see below).
1981
146
Work tapes (audio – three 7” reels)
undated
152
Work tapes (audio – two 7” reels)
undated
128
Work tape – Ebsen and Zeke Manners (audio cassette)
undated
128
Work tape – Zeke Manners (2 audio cassettes)
The other side of one of the cassettes is Act I (see above).
undated
129
Work tape – “Open a Store” notes – February 9, 1981 (audio cassette)
1981
11
Assorted
Includes sheet music to “The Whiffenpoof Song,” notes on backgrounds of the owners of “The Whiffenpoof Song,”drawings for sets, a prop list, and a ticket to the Orpheum Theatre production.
1964, undated
Stage Shows in which Ebsen Appeared
Box
130
Alex Theatre (Glendale, CA) (VHS)
Includes a short note from “Arlene & Milt.”
1998
“The American Dancemachine”
Box
3
Financial
1985
3
Playbill
1985
3
Promotional materials
undated
"The Apple of His Eye"
Box
Financial
Box
4
Contracts
1970
4
Assorted
1970-1971
Live Shows
Box
127
Audio cassette
One side of the cassette is labeled “2nd 30 min of show”; the other is labeled “2nd tape evening.”
undated
127
Audio cassette
One side of the cassette is labeled “3rd 30 min”; the other is labeled “3rd tape evening.”
undated
127
Tape # 4 (audio cassette)
One side of the cassette is labeled “4th 30 min of show”; the other is labeled “4th tape evening.”
undated
127
Tape # 5 (audio cassette)
One side of the cassette is labeled “5th tape aft[ernoon]”; the other is labeled “5th tape evening.”
undated
148
Promotional films (16mm film – 5 reels)
Two are labeled “St. Paul,” and one is labeled “Shubert Theatre.”
1970, undated
4
Assorted
Promotional materials and a copy of the playbill and for a production of the play at the Kenley Star Theatre (Wichita, KS).
1970, undated
4
Ben Ali Theatre (Lexington, KY)
1948
4
“Benny Davis and His Broadway Stars of the Future”
1930, undated
"The Best Man"
Box
4
Company contact sheet
1987
118
Poster
Signed by multiple people who were part of the production, including director Jose Ferrer and actors Hope Lange and Lynne Thigpen.
1987
4
Scripts
A copy of the published script by Dramatists Play Service Inc. and a copy of the revised script.
1977, 1987
Billings, Montana
Box
136
A-Cam # 1 – Ch. 1 only – September 21, 1991 (Betacam SP – small cassette)
1991
136
A-Cam # 2 – Ch. 1 only – September 21, 1991 (Betacam SP – small cassette)
1991
136
# B-1 – September 21, 1991 (Betacam SP – small cassette)
1991
136
# B-2 – September 21, 1991 (Betacam SP – small cassette)
1991
135
Edited version – September 21, 1991 (VHS)
1991
136
Excerpts from Ebsen’s personal appearance (VHS - 2 copies)
1991
4
“Bonnie Sue’s Spot”
1975
4
“Broadway Successes” (Comstock-Cheney Theatre, Ivoryton, CN)
undated
4
“Buddy Ebsen Reveals How to Survive 50 Years in Show Business” (Royce Hall, UCLA)
1981
4
“The Buddy Ebsen Show” (Gold River Resort & Casino)
undated
"Carousel"
Box
5
Contract
1989
5
Playbills
1989
128
Prologue – rehearsal tape (audio cassette)
undated
5
Promotional materials
1989, undated
5
Scripts
1945, undated
5
Assorted
1989
6
“A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”
1951
6
Disneyland’s Annual Christmas Candlelight Procession
1977
147
"Ebsen Family Show"
undated
6
"Elmer the Great"
1940
6
“An Evening That’s Entertainment”
1975
“An Evening with Buddy Ebsen and the Chicago Six Dixieland Band”
Box
127
Live show (audio cassette)
undated
Palomar College – December 9, 1985
Box
140
Dub of master – reels 1-2 (U-matic S)
1985
140
Dub of master – reels 2-3 (U-matic S)
1985
140
Edited master (U-matic S)
1985
140
#1 master (U-matic S)
1985
140
#2 master (U-matic S)
1985
140
#3 master (U-matic S)
1985
134
VHS (2 copies)
1985
Pismo Beach
Box
129
Bar (audio cassette)
undated
129
First show (audio cassette)
undated
129
Second show (audio cassette)
undated
6
Assorted
1987
6
Golden Hotel (Reno, NV)
1951
“Good Night Ladies!”
Box
6
Actors’ Equity Association contract
1950
6
Financial
1942-1943
6
Press releases
undated
6
Programs and promotional materials
1942, undated
“Honest John”
Box
Financial
Box
6
Contracts
1948-1950
6
Assorted
1948
6
Handwritten notes
1999, undated
6
Notes for “Honest John,” “The Good Little Man,” and “The Pollard”
undated
6
Programs
1948
Scripts
Box
6
Eight copies; five include handwritten notes.
1998, undated
34
In a white, three-ring notebook.
1998
6
Synopsis
undated
152
“I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road” – radio spot – Huntington Hartford Theatre (2” Quad – small reel)
1980
6
“John Loves Mary”
undated
“The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia”
Box
6
Playbills – Cherry County Playhouse (Traverse City, MI)
1986
6
Script
1976
128
Wrap Party at Dill’s Café – Don Melvoin (audio cassette)
undated
6
Assorted
1986, undated
6
Laughlin, NV
1993
6
Leo Cohen Artist’s Bureau
1947-1949, undated
“Letters of Appreciation”
Box
128
Live show (audio cassette)
undated
6
Original manuscript
undated
7
Scripts
Five copies.
1982, undated
7
Assorted
1958, 1972
“The Magnificent Yankee” (Newport Harbor Actors Theatre)
Box
7
Playbill
1980
Music
Box
152
1903 – Act 1 – between scenes 1 and 2 (audio – 5” reel)
undated
152
1911 – Intermission – between acts 1 and 2 (audio – 7” reel)
undated
152
1916 – Act 2 – between scenes 1 and 2 (audio – 5” reel)
undated
152
1921 – Act 2 – between scenes 2 and 3 (audio – 5” reel)
undated
129
Rehearsal tape – Act III (audio cassette)
undated
7
Majestic Theatre (Brooklyn, NY)/RKO Hamilton Theatre (NY, NY)/RKO Proctor’s Theatre (Mr. Vernon, NY)
1949, undated
7
“The Male Animal”
1947, undated
7
Middlesex Theatre (Middlesex, CT)
1948
“Mister Roberts”
Box
7
Contract
1953
7
Playbills
1953
7
New Mexico State Fair
1965
“One More Time with Buddy Ebsen” (Junior Philharmonic Orchestra of California)
Box
134
“Condensed One More Time” (VHS - 2 copies)
undated
130
“Condensed One More Time – Dusty’s First” (VHS)
Edited by Ebsen’s son Dustin.
undated
8
Handwritten notes
1986, undated
8
Music scores
undated
130
Promo with George Putnam (VHS)
1988
8
Assorted
1988
8
“Operation Starbound” (The Masquers Club, Hollywood, CA)
1983
8
“Our Town” (Cherry County Playhouse, Traverse City, MI)
1972, undated
“Paint Your Wagon”
Box
8
Contract
1965
8
Programs and playbills
1965
152
Radio spots – KGIL – Valley Music Theatre (Woodland Hills, CA) (audio – 3” reel)
1965
8
“Paramount Nights” (Hotel Paramount Grill, NY, NY)
1930
"Perfect Pitch"
Box
8
Playbills
1948
8
Script
undated
9
“The Poor Nut”
1941, undated
“Poppy”
Box
9
Music scores
1914-1923
9
Scripts
Two copies.
1923
9
Assorted
1972-1973
9
"The Royal Playmate"
undated
Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre (Branson, MO)
Box
129
Branson Act – work tape (VHS)
1992
9
Financial
1991-1992
“Presenting Buddy Ebsen”
1993
Box
136
Live performance (VHS - 3 copies)
1993
130
Pre-show (VHS - 6 copies)
1992-1994, undated
Promotional Materials
Box
9
1992, undated
130
Ebsen promo (VHS - 2 copies)
1992
135
Show in Branson – April 18, 1992 (VHS)
Originally accompanied by a photo of the marquee (see below) promoting Ebsen’s appearance.
1992
9
Sketch scripts
1992
9
“Salute to Glenn Miller”
1996
“Show Boat”
Box
9
Contract
1945
9
Assorted
1946, undated
9
“There’ll Come a Yesterday”
The script includes as an insert a letter to Ebsen from author Fred Hegelund.
1949-1950
11
Variety Arts Show – notes
1982, undated
11
Vaudeville Show
1947
“Whoopee”
Box
11
Contract
1929
11
Programs and playbills
Includes three copies of a program for a revue presented by the Forest Hills Auxiliary of the Family Welfare Society (Forest Hills, NY) that included Ebsen and sister Vilma, who were then in “Whoopee” at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
1929-1930
“The Wizard of Oz” (State Fair Musicals)
Box
11
Scripts
1952, undated
11
Assorted
1952
11
“The Would-Be Gentleman” (Ritz Theatre, Los Angeles, CA)
undated
11
“The Yellow Triangle” (The Little Theatre Workshop)
undated
“Yokel Boy”
Box
11
Contract
1939
11
Programs and playbills
Includes a program for a production starring Ebsen with a 1986 letter from Stanley Sheinbaum, who was a “gofer” for the show.
1986, undated
11
Assorted
undated

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Container(s) Description
Box
11
“Alias Smith and Jones”
1972
133
“AM Memphis” (VHS)
1988
11
"The Andersonville Trial"
1970
11
“The Barbara Stanwyck Theater”
Script for the episode “The Triple C.”
1959
"Barnaby Jones"
Box
11
Contracts
1972-1981, undated
146
Party – February 26, 1974 (audio – 4 5½” reels)
1974
191
Plaque with clock
Presented to Ebsen from the “Barnaby Jones” crew.
1977
11
Proposed Shooting Schedules
1976-1977
81
Quinn Martin Memorization Award
undated
11
Ratings
1973-1978, undated
11
Release Schedules
1976-1978
Scripts
Box
Season 1
Box
11
Episode 1 - “Requiem for a Son”
Two copies of the first draft (titled “Parrish”), and two copies of the final draft. The copy of the latter with an orange cover includes Ebsen’s notes. Also includes a proposal for the series (titled “Parrish”).
1972, undated
11
Episode 2 - “To Catch a Dead Man”
One copy of the final draft.
1972
12
Episode 2 - “To Catch a Dead Man”
Two copies of the final draft; one copy includes Ebsen’s notes.
1972
12
Episode 3 - “Sunday: Doomsday”
One copy of the first draft, and two copies of the final draft. One of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes; the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
12
Episode 4 - “The Murdering Class”
One copy of the final draft, and two copies of the revised final draft. One of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes; the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1972-1973
12
Episode 5 - “Perchance to Kill”
One copy of the first draft, and three copies of the final draft. The first draft includes as inserts revised script pages; one copy of the final draft includes Ebsen’s notes.
1973
12
Episode 6 - “The Loose Connection”
One copy of the first draft, which includes as inserts revised script pages; two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes; and three copies of the revised final draft – one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
12
Episode 7 - “Murder in the Doll’s House”
Two copies of the first draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes; one copy of the final draft; and four copies of the revised final draft (titled “Murder by the Book”) – two include Ebsen’s notes and one includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
12
Episode 8 - “Sing a Song of Murder”
One copy of the first draft (titled “Fame, Fortune, Oblivion”), and one copy of the final draft.
1973
13
Episode 8 - “Sing a Song of Murder”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
13
Episode 9 - “See Some Evil…Do Some Evil”
One copy of the first draft (titled ”Death Watch”); two copies of the final draft – one includes Ebsen’s notes and one includes as inserts revised script pages; and two copies of the revised final draft – one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1973
13
Episode 10 - “Murder-Go-Round”
Two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1972
13
Episode 11 - “To Denise, with Love and Murder”
One copy of the first draft (titled “To Diane, with Love and Murder”); one copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes; and two copies of the revised final draft – one includes Ebsen’s notes and one includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
13
Episode 12 - “A Little Glory, a Little Death”
One copy of the first draft, which includes as inserts revised pages of the script; two copies of the final draft; and two copies of the revised final draft – one includes Ebsen’s notes and one includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
13
Episode 13 - “Twenty Million Alibis”
One copy of the first draft; two copies of the final draft – one includes as inserts revised script pages; and one copy of the revised final draft, which includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
Season 2
Box
13
Episode 1 - “Blind Terror”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1973
13
Episode 2 - “Death Leap”
One copy of the final draft (titled “The Leaper”), which includes Ebsen’s notes and as an insert a revised script page.
1972
13
Episode 3 - “Echo of a Murder”
Three copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes and as inserts revised script pages.
1973
14
Episode 4 - “Day of the Viper”
Three copies of the final draft; include Ebsen’s notes.
1973
14
Episode 5 - “Trial Run for Death”
Two copies of the final draft (titled “Kiss It All Goodbye”); one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1973
14
Episode 6 - “Catch Me If You Can”
Two copies of the final draft – one includes Ebsen’s notes and one includes as inserts revised pages of the script – and revised script pages.
1973
14
Episode 7 - “Divorce – Murderer’s Style”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
14
Episode 8 - “The Deadly Prize”
One copy of the final draft and revised script pages.
1973
14
Episode 9 - “Stand-In for Death”
Two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes, and an unidentified draft (no cover) with Ebsen’s notes.
1973
14
Episode 10 - “The Black Art of Dying”
Two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes, and revised script pages.
1973
14
Episode 11 - “The Killing Defense”
Two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes, and revised script pages.
1973
14
Episode 12 - “Fatal Flight”
One copy of the final draft, which includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
14
Episode 13 - “Secret of the Dunes”
Two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes, and revised script pages.
1973
14
Episode 14 - “Venus as in Flytrap”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
15
Episode 15 - “The Deadly Jinx”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
15
Episode 16 - “The Platinum Connection”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
15
Episode 17 - “Programmed for Killing”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1973
15
Episode 19 - “Friends Till Death”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1973
15
Episode 20 - “Rendezvous with Terror”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1974
15
Episode 24 - “Foul Play”
One copy of the final draft, which inclcudes Ebsen’s notes.
1974
Season 3
Box
15
Episode 1 - “A Gathering of Thieves”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
15
Episode 2 - “Dead Man’s Run”
Three copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1974
15
Episode 3 - “The Challenge”
Two copies of the final draft (titled “Fatal Persuasion”); one includes as inserts revised pages of the script, and the other includes Ebsen’s notes and as an insert the shooting schedule.
1974
15
Episode 4 - “Conspiracy of Terror”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
15
Episode 5 - “Odd Man Loses”
Two copies of the final draft (originally titled “Odd man Loses”); one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
15
Episode 6 - “Forfeit by Death”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes and as inserts revised script pages.
1974
16
Episode 7 - “Blueprint for a Caper”
Two copies of the final draft (originally titled “The Deadly Policy”); one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
16
Episode 8 - “Mystery Cycle”
Two copies of the final draft (originally titled “Murder Cycle”); one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
16
Episode 9 - “Dark Homecoming”
Two copies of the final draft (originally titled “Fatal Homecoming”); one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1974
16
Episode 10 - “Time to Kill”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
16
Episode 11 - “Death on Deposit”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
16
Episode 12 - “Web of Deceit”
Two copies of the final draft (originally titled “Memo for Dying”); one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
16
Episode 13 - “The Last Contract”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
16
Episode 14 - “Trap Play”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
16
Episode 15 - “Murder Once Removed”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
16
Episode 16 - “Counterfall”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
16
Episode 17 - “Dangerous Summer”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
16
Episode 18 - “Image of Evil”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1974
17
Episode 19 - “Fantasy of Fear”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
17
Episode 20 - “Doomed Alibi”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes and as inserts revised script pages.
1974
17
Episode 21 - “The Deadlier Species”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
17
Episode 22 - “Poisoned Pigeon”
Four copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
17
Episode 23 - “Jeopardy for Two”
One copy of the final draft, which includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
17
Episode 24 - “Bond of Fear”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1974
17
Season 4
Box
17
“Cannon”/“Barnaby Jones” – “The Deadly Conspiracy: Part 1 and Part 2”
A copy of the final draft of Part 1 (originally titled “The Fourth World: Part 1”) and a copy of the first draft of Part 2 (originally titled “The Fourth World: Part 2”) in a hardbound volume.
1975
17
“Cannon” – Season 5 – Episode 2 – “The Deadly Conspiracy: Part 1”
One copy of the final draft (originally titled “The Fourth World: Part 1”), with revised script pages as inserts.
1975
17
Episode 1 - “The Deadly Conspiracy: Part 2”
Two copies of the final draft (originally titled “The Fourth World: Part 2”); one includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
17
Episode 2 - “Theater of Fear”
Two copies of the final draft (originally titled “Dark Legend”); one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
17
Episode 3 - “The Orchid Killer”
Two copies of the final draft (originally titled “The Deadly Orchid”); one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
17
Episode 4 - “The Price of Terror”
One copy of the final draft and revised script pages.
1975
18
Episode 5 - “Honeymoon with Death”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
18
Episode 6 - “The Alpha-Bravo War”
Three copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
18
Episode 7 - “Flight to Danger”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
18
Episode 8 - “Double Vengeance”
Three copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
18
Episode 9 - “Fatal Witness”
Three copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
18
Episode 10 - “Beware the Dog”
Three copies of the first draft (two have “and final” written in); two include Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
18
Episode 11 - “Blood Relations”
Two copies of the final draft (titled “The Search”); one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
18
Episode 12 - “A Taste for Murder”
Three copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1975
18
Episode 13 - “Final Burial”
Three copies of the first draft (one has “and final” written in); one includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
19
Episode 14 - “Portrait of Evil”
Two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes, and revised script pages.
1975
19
Episode 15 - “Dead Heat”
Three copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
19
Episode 16 - “The Lonely Victims”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
19
Episode 17 - “Hostage”
Three copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
19
Episode 18 - “Silent Vendetta”
Two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1975
19
Episode 19 - “Shadow of Guilt”
Two copies of the first draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1975
19
Episode 21 - “Dangerous Gambit”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
19
Episode 22 - “Wipeout”
Two copies of the first draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1975
19
Episode 23 - “The Eyes of Terror”
Three copies of the first draft; two include Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1976
19
Episode 24 - “The Stalking Horse”
Two copies of the first draft (each has “and final” written in); one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1976
Season 5
Box
19
Episode 1 - “Blood Vengeance”
Three copies of the first draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts revised script pages.
1976
20
Episode 1 - “Blood Vengeance”
Four copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts revised script pages.
1976
20
Episode 2 - “Deadline for Dying”
Four copies of the first draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts revised script pages.
1976
20
Episode 3 - “Sins of Thy Father”
Three copies of the first draft (one has “and final” written in), one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1976
20
Episode 4 - “The Fatal Dive”
Three copies of the first draft – one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other two include as inserts revised script pages – and revised script pages.
1976
20
Episode 5 - “Final Ransom”
Three copies of the first draft (one has “and final” written in), one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1976
20
Episode 6 - “Band of Evil”
Two copies of the first draft – one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages; and two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1976
20
Episode 7 - “Voice in the Night”
Three copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts revised script pages.
1976
20
Episode 8 - “The Bounty Hunter”
Two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1976
21
Episode 9 - “Renegade’s Child”
Three copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other two include as inserts revised script pages.
1976
21
Episode 10 - “Fraternity of Thieves”
One copy of the first draft and three copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes.
1976
21
Episode 11 - “Sister of Death”
One copy of the first draft and three copies of the final draft; two of the latter include Ebsen’s notes, and the other one includes as inserts revised script pages.
1976
21
Episode 12 - “The Deadly Charade”
Two copies of the final draft – one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages – and one copy of an unidentified draft.
1976
21
Episode 13 - “Testament of Power”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1976
21
Episode 14 - Copy-Cat Killing”
One copy of the first draft and one copy of the final draft; the latter includes as inserts revised script pages.
1976
21
Episode 15 - “A Simple Case of Terror”
Two copies of the first draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1976
21
Episode 16 - “The Marathon Murders”
One copy of the first draft and three copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes.
1976
21
Episode 17 - “Duet for Dying”
One copy of the first draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1976
21
Episode 18 - “Circle of Treachery”
Two copies of the first draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1976
22
Episode 19 - “Anatomy of Fear”
One copy of the first draft, which includes as inserts revised script pages, and two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1976-1977
22
Episode 20 - “The Killer on Campus”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1977
22
Episode 21 - “The Deadly Valentine”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1977
22
Episode 22 - “Duet for Danger”
One copy of the first draft and two copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes.
1977
22
Episode 23 - “The Inside Man”
Four copies of the final draft; two include Ebsen’s notes, and one includes as inserts revised script pages.
1976
22
Episode 24 - “Run Away to Terror”
One copy of the first draft and two copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1977
Season 6
Box
22
Episode 1 - “Death Beat”
Three copies of the final draft; two include Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1977
22
Episode 2 - “The Mercenaries”
Three copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1977
22
Episode 3 - “The Wife Beater”
One copy of the first draft and three copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts a list of sets and scenes and a tentative advanced shooting schedule.
1977
23
Episode 3 - “The Wife Beater”
Three copies of the final draft.
1977
23
Episode 4 - “Yesterday’s Terror”
One copy of the first draft, which includes as inserts a script page and two pages of Ebsen’s handwritten notes, two copies of the final draft – one includes Ebsen’s notes and the other includes as inserts revised script pages – and revised script pages.
1977
23
Episode 5 - “The Damocles Gun”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1977
23
Episode 6 - “Gang War”
One copy of the first draft and two copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1977
23
Episode 7 - “Daughter of Evil”
Three copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1977
23
Episode 8 - “The Captives”
Three copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and another includes as inserts revised script pages.
1977
23
Episode 9 - “The Reincarnation”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1977
23
Episode 10 - “Shadow of Fear”
One copy of the first draft and two copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes.
1977
23
Episode 11 - “The Devil’s Handmaiden”
One copy of the first draft and two copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes.
1977
23
Episode 12 - “Prisoner of Deceit”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1977
24
Episode 13 - “Deadly Homecoming”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1977
24
Episode 14 - “Child of Danger”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1977
24
Episode 15 - “The Scapegoat”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1977
24
Episode 16 - “A Ransom in Diamonds”
One copy of the first draft and two copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1977
24
Episode 17 - “Prime Target”
One copy of the first draft and two copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1977
24
Episodes 18 & 19 - “Final Judgment”
One copy of the first draft and two copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1977
24
Episode 20 - “Uninvited Peril”
One copy of the first draft and two copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes and as an insert a staff and crew list.
1977
24
Episode 21 - “Terror on a Quiet Afternoon”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1977
24
Episode 22 - “The Coronado Triangle”
One copy of a work draft, one copy of a first draft, and two copies of a final draft; one of the latter includes as inserts revised script pages, and the other includes as inserts multiple pages of handwritten and typewritten notes. The story is credited to “Brigitt and Jon Christiansen,” pseudonyms for Buddy and Bonnie Ebsen. Also included are multiple copies of a synopsis titled “The Deadly Triangle,” a more detailed story treatment titled “The Coronado Triangle,” and notes and clippings.
1977
Season 7
Box
25
Episode 1 - “Blind Jeopardy”
One copy of the first draft and three copies of the final draft; the former and one of the latter include Ebsen’s notes.
1978
25
Episode 2 - “A Dangerous Affair”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1978
25
Episode 3 - “Deadly Sanctuary”
Three copies of the final draft; two include Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1978
25
Episode 4 - “Hitch-Hike to Terror”
One copy of the first draft and three copies of the final draft; two of the latter include Ebsen’s notes.
1978
25
Episode 5 - “Nest of Scorpions”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1978
25
Episode 6 - “Death of a Friendship”
Two copies of the final draft.
1978
25
Episode 7 - “A Frame for Murder”
Two copies of the first draft and three copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes.
1978
25
Episode 8 - “Stages of Fear”
Three copies of the final draft, two of which include Ebsen’s notes, and revised script pages.
1978
25
Episode 9 - “Victim of Love”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes, and the other includes as inserts revised script pages.
1978
25
Episode 10 - “Memory of a Nightmare”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes and as inserts revised script pages and a list of sets and scenes.
1978
26
Episode 11 - “The Picture Pirates”
One copy of the work draft, which includes as inserts revised script pages, three copies of the first draft, and one copy of the final draft, which includes as inserts revised script pages. Also includes revised script pages, five copies of the original story (three are in folders that also include photocopies of clippings) by “Brigitt and Jon Christiansen,” pseudonyms for Buddy and Bonnie Ebsen, and a story outline by Robert Sherman, who wrote the script for the episode.
1977-1978
26
Episode 12 - “Academy of Evil”
Three copies of the final draft.
1978
26
Episode 13 - “The Medium”
One copy of the first draft and two copies of the final draft.
1978
26
Episodes 14 & 15 - “Echo of a Distant Battle”
Two copies of the first draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes, and three copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1978
26
Episode 16 - “The Enslaved”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1978
26
Episode 17 - “Dance with Death”
Two copies of the first draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes, and one copy of the final draft.
1978
26
Episode 19 - “Fatal Overture”
Two copies of the final draft.
1978
27
Episode 20 - “Master of Deception”
One copy of the first draft and four copies of the final draft.
1978
27
Episode 21 - “A Short Happy Life”
Two copies of the first draft and two copies of the final draft.
1978
27
Episodes 22 & 23 - “Child of Love, Child of Vengeance”
One copy of the first draft and two copies of the final draft; one of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes.
1978
27
Episode 24 - “Target for a Wedding”
Two copies of the final draft; one includes Ebsen’s notes.
1978
27
Episode 25 - “Temptation”
One copy of the first draft and two copies of the final draft; each of the latter includes Ebsen’s notes.
1978
Season 8
Box
27
Episode 1 - “Man on Fire”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
27
Episodes 2 & 3 - “Nightmare in Hawaii”
Two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
27
Episode 4 - “A Desperate Pursuit”
One copy of the final draft.
1979
27
Episode 5 - “Design for Madness”
Two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
27
Episode 6 - “Girl on the Road”
One copy of the final draft.
1979
28
Episode 7 - “Indoctrination in Evil”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
28
Episode 8 - “Homecoming for a Dead Man”
Two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
28
Episode 10 - “School of Terror”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
28
Episode 11 - “Cry for Vengeance”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
28
Episode 12 - “Run to Death”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
28
Episode 13 - “The Price of Anger”
Two copies of the final draft, one of which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
28
Episode 14 - “The Killing Point”
Three copies of the final draft, two of which include Ebsen’s notes.
1979
28
Episode 15 - “Focus on Fear”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
28
Episode 16 - “Murder in the Key of C”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
28
Episode 17 - “Killer Without a Name”
Two copies of the final draft; each includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
28
Episode 18 - “Death is the Punchline”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
28
Episode 19 - “The Final Victim”
One copy of the final draft, which includes Ebsen’s notes.
1979
28
Episode 20 - “The Silent Accuser”
One copy of the final draft.
1979
28
Episode 21 - “Deadline for Murder”
One copy of the final draft.
1979
28
Episode 22 - “The Killin’ Cousin”
One copy of the final draft.
1979
28
Worldvision Enterprises Inc./Taft Broadcasting Co.
Includes promotional materials for the show’s syndication, as well as an itinerary for a trip that Ebsen made to Cincinnati, OH, where Taft was located, and a Taft newsletter.
1980-1988, undated
129
Wrap party (audio cassette)
undated
28
Assorted
Includes a synopsis and part of a script for an episode (which was apparently never produced) titled “Judge and Jury,” a list of cast and crew members for Quinn Martin productions, including “Barnaby Jones,” and a cast list for an episode from season 8 titled “False Witness” (the script for this episode is not in the collection).
1979-1980, undated
28
"The Bastard"
1978
130
“Between the Lines” – Michael Spencer (Denver, CO) (VHS)
undated
"The Beverly Hillbillies"
Box
28
Call Sheets
1964-1968
28
Contract
1961
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Promotional Ad – “I Love Lucy”
A short ad for the “I Love Lucy” TV series in which Lucy digitally interacts with characters from other TV series, including “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
2006
Box
Scripts
Box
Season 1
Box
28
Episodes 1, 4, 7, & 10
(1) “The Clampetts Strike Oil”/Pilot (probably a reprint of the script); (4) “The Clampetts Meet Mrs. Drysdale”; (7) “The Servants” (one revised script page only); and (10) Pygmalion and Elly.”
1962, undated
28
Episode 16
“Back to Californy.”
1962
28
Episodes 24, 29, & 35
(24) “Jed Becomes a Banker”; (29) “The Clampetts and the Dodgers”; and (35) “Elly Becomes a Secretary.”
1963
Season 2
Box
29
Episodes 2, 9, 10, & 14
(2) “Hair Raising Holiday”; (9) “The Clampetts Go Hollywood”; (10) “Turkey Day”; and (14) “Christmas at the Clampetts.”
1963
29
Episodes 19, 22, 27, 28, & 33
(19) “The Race for Queen”; (22) “The Clampetts Go Fishing”; (27) “The Bank Raising”; (28) “The Great Crawdad Hunt”; and (33) “Granny Learns to Drive.”
1963-1964
Season 3
Box
29
Episodes 1 & 3
(1) “Jed Becomes a Movie Mogul” (two copies; one includes as an insert a call sheet); and (3) “Clampett City General Store” (two copies).
1964
29
Episodes 8, 12, 17, & 18
(8) “Teen Age Idol”; (12) “The Boarder Stays”; (17) “Dash Riprock, You Cad”; and (18) “Clampett a Go Go.”
1964
29
Episodes 20 & 21
(20) “Jed’s Temptation” (two copies); and (21) “Double Naught Jethro.”
1965
Season 4
Box
29
Episodes 11, 20, & 21
(11) “Hoe Down a-Go-Go”; (20) “The Big Chicken”; and (21) “Sonny Drysdale Returns.”
1965
29
Episodes 25 & 32
(25) “Flatt and Scruggs Return”; and (32) “Jethro Goes to College.”
1966
Season 5
Box
29
Episodes 1, 3, 7, & 19
(1) “The Party Line”; (3) “Jethro Takes Love Lessons”; (7) “Come Back, Little Herby”; and (19) “The Clampett Curse.”
1966
29
Episodes 23, 24, 26, & 28
(23) “The Matador”; (24) “The Gypsy’s Warning”; (26) “Super Hawg”; and (28) “DeLovely and Scruggs.”
1966-1967
Season 6
Box
29
Episodes 2, 3, 4, & 7
(2) “The Clampetts in London”; (3) “Clampett Castle”; (4) “Robin Hood of Griffith Park”; and (7) “The Army Game.”
1967
29
Episodes 8 & 9
(8) “Mr. Universe Muscles In” (two copies – one includes as an insert a call sheet); and (9) “A Plot for Granny.”
1967
29
Episodes 10, 11, & 12
(10) “The Social Climbers” (two copies); (11) “Jethro’s Military Career”; and (12) “The Reserve Program.”
1967
29
Episodes 13, 15, 18, & 19
(13) “The South Rises Again”; (15) “Cimarron Drip”; (18) “The Housekeeper”; and (19) “The Diner” (includes as an insert a shooting schedule).
1967
30
Episodes 20, 22, 24, & 25
(20) “Topless Anyone?” (includes as an insert a call sheet); (22) “The Rass’lin’ Clampetts”; (24) “Jethro Proposes”; and (25) “The Clampetts Fiddle Around.”
1967
30
Episodes 26, 27, & 28
(26) “The Soap Opera”; (27) “Dog Days”; and (28) “The Crystal Gazers.”
1967-1968
Season 7
Box
30
Episodes 3, 6, & 8
(3) “War of the Roses”; (6) “Granny Goes to Hooterville”; and (8) “The Great Cook Off.”
1968-1969
30
Episodes 9 & 11
(9) “Bonnie and Flatt and Scruggs” (3 copies); and (11) “The Courtship of Homer Noodleman.”
1968
30
Episodes 18, 20, & 21
(18) “Cousin Roy in Movieland” (two copies); (20) “The Phantom Fifth Floor”; and (21) “The Hired Gun.”
1968-1969
30
Episodes 22, 23, & 24
(22) “The Happy Bank”; (23) “Sam Drucker’s Visit;” and (24) “The Guru” (2 copies).
1968-1969
30
Episodes 25 & 26
(25) “The Jogging Clampetts”; and (26) “Collard Greens an’ Fatback.”
1968-1969
Season 8
Box
30
Episodes 1, 2, 3, & 4
(1) “Back to the Hills”; (2) “The Hills of Home”; (3) “Silver Dollar City Fair”; and (4) “Jane Finds Elly a Man.”
1969
30
Episodes 9, 10, 13, & 20
(9) “Home Again”; (10) “Shorty Kellems Moves West”; (13) “The Hero”; and (20) “Three-Day Reprieve.”
1969
30
Episodes 21, 24, 25, & 26
(21) “The Wedding”; (24) “Simon Legree Drysdale”; (25) “Honest John Returns”; and (26) “Honesty is the Best Policy.”
1969-1970
Season 9
Box
30
Episodes 1, 2, 3, & 12
(1) “The Pollution Solution”; (2) “The Clampetts in Washington,”; (3) “Jed Buys the Capitol”; and (12) “The Great Revelation.”
1970
30
Episodes 13, 15, 18, & 19
(13) “The Grunion Invasion”; (15) “The Grun Incident”; (18) “The Palace of Clampett San”; and (19) “Lib and Let Lib” (includes as inserts revised script pages).
1970
30
Episodes 21, 22, & 24
(21) “Elly the Secretary”; (22) “Love Finds Jane Hathaway”; and (24) “Jethro Returns.”
1970
31
“The Bing Crosby Show”
1963
31
“Black Saddle”
Script for the episode “The Apprentice,” in which Ebsen appeared.
1959
“Bonanza”
Box
Scripts
Box
31
Season 1, Episode 14 – “The Sisters”
Includes Staff & Crew list and handwritten notes.
1959, undated
31
Season 13, Episode 17 – “The Saddle Stiff”
1971
31
Work schedule
undated
133
“Broadcast House Live” – WUSA (Washington, D.C.) (VHS)
1994
“Broadway Television Theatre”
Box
31
Contract
1952
31
Script - “Seven Keys to Baldpate”
1952
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“Buddy Ebsen” – Dateline/NBC News Productions
2005
Box
134
“Buddy Ebsen” – Dateline/NBC News Productions (VHS – raw footage – no sound)
2005
31
“The Buddy Ebsen Show”
Includes scripts, a document titled “description of setting,” and handwritten notes. It is unclear whether the show was ever actually produced or, if so, whether it aired.
1951, undated
31
“Buddy Ebsen Showcase”
It is unclear whether the show was ever actually produced or, if so, whether it aired.
1950
"Burke's Law" - episode “Who Killed Nick Hazard?” - scripts
Box
31
first draft
Also includes “crew call” sheet.
1993
52
final draft
In a bound notebook.
1993
“The Carol Burnett Show”
Box
131
“Carol Burnett: Just to Have a Laugh” (VHS)
1996
129
Work tape (audio cassette)
undated
31
Assorted
1975
31
“CBS: On the Air”
Ebsen appeared in the fourth of seven episodes celebrating the first fifty years of CBS.
1978
31
“CBS Summer Playhouse – ‘The Time of Their Lives’”
Box
31
Promotional materials
1987
31
Script
1987
52
Script
In a black, three-ring notebook; includes handwritten notes, a crew list and a shooting schedule.
1987
“Chevrolet Tele-Theater”
Box
31
Booking memo - “Goodbye to the Lazy K”
1949
31
Script - “Goodbye to the Lazy K”
1948
31
“Chevron Theatre”
1951-1952
31
"The Critical List"
1978
31
“The Danny Kaye Show”
1965
31
"Danny Thomas Show"
1951
31
“The Daughters of Joshua Cabe”
1972
31
“The Dean Martin Show”
1968
31
“The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre”
Script for the episode “The Suspicious Husband,” which featured Ebsen.
1954
131
“The Ed Wynn Show” (VHS - 2 copies)
1949
31
“Elmer Fix”
Scripts, including a handwritten script titled “Mr. Fix It,” by Ebsen for an unsold TV pilot starring him.
1949, undated
31
"The Entertainers"
1965
130
“Entertainment Tonight” (VHS)
1992
134
“Entertainment Tonight” – cover story (VHS)
A segment on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” featuring a reunion of Ebsen, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr.
1998
135
“Entertainment Tonight”/”Larry King Live”/KTLA Morning News” (VHS)
1994
31
“Everybody’s Show”
undated
133
"Extra" (VHS)
A segment on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” featuring a reunion of Ebsen and Donna Douglas.
2000
Falcon Cable TV – “Cabaret Dada” live phone-ins with Ebsen
Box
139
U-matic
July 9, 1984
139
U-matic
July 16, 1984
31
“Finder of Lost Loves”
1984
31
"Fire on the Mountain"
1981
133
“Fox Morning News” (VHS)
1994
31
“Garroway at Large”
1949
139
Generic satellite interview with Desiree Simons – February 22, 1994 (U-matic)
1994
31
“Gruen Guild Theater”
1952
“Gunsmoke”
Box
31
Scripts
Scripts for two episodes – “Slocum” (season 14, episode 5) and “Drago” (season 17, episode 11). Ebsen wasn’t in the former, but he may have been considered for the role that ultimately went to Will Geer.
1968-1971
31
Work schedule
1971
31
“Hardcastle and McCormick”
Script, “shooting call” sheet, and handwritten notes for the episode “Killer B’s,” in which Ebsen appeared.
1983
31
“Have Gun - Will Travel”
Script and “Production Requirements” sheet for the episode “El Paso Stage” (written by Gene Roddenberry), in which Ebsen appeared.
1960
31
“Hawaii Five-O”
1971
31
“Hollywood Music Shop”
Script described as “Script No. 1 for a television-on-film series starring The Andrews Sisters.”
1951
31
“Hollywood Opening Night”
1951
31
“The Hollywood Palace”
1965
209
“The Hollywood Palace” – program (framed)
1964
Home Shopping Network (VHS)
Box
131
1999
131
Undated
31
“The Horror at 37,000 Feet”
1973
132
“The Jerry Springer Show” (VHS)
Originally accompanied by a letter from Holly Jacobs (see below), the producer of the episode.
1993
31
“Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters Hour”
1969
31
“Johnny Ringo”
Script for the episode “The Killing Bug,” in which Ebsen appeared.
1960
135
“The Jon Davidson Show” (VHS)
The tape also includes Ebsen on “The Merv Griffin Show” (see below), TV ads for “Turn to the Right” (see above), and local TV reviews of “Turn to the Right” (see above).
1981
132
KABC-TV (Los Angeles, CA) (VHS)
1999
140
KCRA-TV (Sacramento, CA) – Jazz Festival (U-matic)
1985
31
“King of the Hill”
Script for the episode “A Firefighting We Will Go,” in which Ebsen voiced the character Chet Elderson. Includes as an insert a letter to Ebsen asking that he voice the character.
1998
140
KXTV (Sacramento, CA) – Jazz Festival (U-matic)
1985
135
“Larry King Live” (CNN) (VHS)
2001
“Leave Yesterday Behind”
Box
32
Contracts
1978
32
Preview-screening invitation
1978
32
Scripts
Two copies titled “Loser Take All.”
1978
32
“The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies”
1993
32
“Leo Carrillo’s Dude Ranch”
1951
133
“Live in L.A.” – KCAL (Los Angeles, CA) (VHS – 2 copies)
1994
32
“Lock-Up”
Script and shooting schedule for the episode “Death and Taxes” (written by Robert Bloch), in which Ebsen appeared.
1959
32
"The Mac Davis Show"
1975
32
“The Martha Raye Show”
1954
"Matt Houston"
Box
32
Contracts
1984
32
Press release – Ebsen biography
1984
Scripts - Season 3
Box
32
Episodes 1, 6, & 7
(1) “Wanted Man”; (6) and (7) “Return to Nam.”
1984
32
Episodes 12 & 14
(12) “Stolen” and (14) “Breakpoint.”
1984
32
Episode 13
“The Nightmare Man” (2 copies).
1984
135
“The Merv Griffin Show” (VHS)
The tape also includes Ebsen on “The Jon Davidson Show” (see above), TV ads for “Turn to the Right” (see above), and local TV reviews of “Turn to the Right” (see above).
1981
133
“The Mike and Maty Show” (VHS)
The tape also includes a home video of Ebsen and Ray Conniff performing in Palm Springs (see below).
1994
133
“The Mike and Maty Show” (VHS)
Originally accompanied by a fax from clearance administrator Laura Fagin (see below) regarding Ebsen’s permission to use a clip from his appearance on an previous episode of the show (see above).
1994
134
“The Mike and Maty Show” (VHS)
1994
32
“Newport-Ensenada Race 1966”
1966-1968
32
“Northwest Passage”
1958
131
“One on One with John Tesh” (VHS)
1991
“The Paradise Connection”
Box
32
Handwritten notes
undated
32
Original manuscript – pp. 71-95
1978
128
Rehearsal tape (audio cassette)
Labeled “Mike Vendrell” (an actor who was in the TV-movie).
undated
32
Scripts
Six scripts, each titled “Lahaina” and credited to “Brigitt and Jon Christiansen.” One is labeled as “first draft,” and another is labeled “revised second draft.”
1978-1979
33
Scripts
One script, titled “Lahaina” and credited to “Brigitt and Jon Christiansen”; includes Ebsen's handwritten notes.
1979
33
Assorted
1979, undated
“The People’s Command Performance”
Box
127
Music – audience and reprise (audio cassette)
1977
52
Assorted
In a green, 3-ring notebook labeled “Command Performance II.”
1977
“The President’s Plane is Missing”
Box
33
Script and script pages
The script includes as inserts two call sheets.
1971
33
Work schedule
1971
33
“Purina Grand Ole Opry”
undated
33
“Rawhide”
Script pages, casting call sheets, schedules, and handwritten notes for the episode “Incident of the Stargazer," in which Ebsen appeared.
1959
“Reading Rainbow”
Ebsen narrated the story of Paul Bunyan.
Box
135
VHS
undated
33
Assorted
1984
33
“The Red Skelton Hour”
1965
135
“Remember When” (Paragon Cable) (VHS)
1990
33
“The Rex Allen Show”
undated
33
“Riverboat”
Script for the episode “The Water of Gorgeous Springs,” in which Ebsen appeared.
1960
33
“Schlitz Playhouse"
Script for the episode “The Pussyfootin’ Rocks,” which featured Ebsen. The episode was directed by Robert Aldrich, who directed the film “Attack,” which also featured Ebsen, four years later.
1952
33
“Screen Directors Playhouse”
Script for the episode “Every Man Has Two Wives,” which featured Ebsen.
1955
135
“700 Club” (VHS)
Originally accompanied by a letter and two business cards from producer Sandy Brown (see below).
undated
33
“Seven Wonderful Nights”
Promotional materials for a CBS “preview film” hosted by Ebsen
1964
135
"Showbiz Today" (VHS)
undated
“Smash-Up on Interstate 5”
Box
33
Scripts
1976
33
Assorted
Includes Ebsen’s shooting schedule for the TV movie and a letter to Ebsen from director John Llewellyn Moxey.
1976
33
“Stars over Hollywood”
Script for the episode “Nor Gloom of Night,” which featured Ebsen.
1951
"Stone Fox"
Box
33
Financial
1986-1987
52
Script
In a brown, three-ring notebook. Also includes memos, call sheets, clippings, and a tribute that Ebsen wrote following the death of Harvey Hart, the director of the TV movie.
1986-1990
52
Assorted
In a black, three-ring notebook. Includes the script, crew and cast lists, shooting schedules, and memos.
1986-1987, undated
33
“Studio 57”
Script for the episode “My Baby Boy,” in which Ebsen appeared.
1956
33
“Tales of Wells Fargo”
Script for the episode “Dead Man’s Street,” in which Ebsen appeared.
1960
130
“Talk of the Town” – Channel 3 (Long Beach, CA) (VHS - 5 copies)
1994
135
“Talk of the Town” – Channel 3 (Long Beach, CA) (VHS)
Duplicate of the above. The tape also includes part of Long Beach Yacht Club – Yachting Activities (see above) and “The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies” (see above).
1989-1994
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Box
131
VHS (2)
1996
33
Assorted
1996-1997, undated
“The Tony Awards – 1977”
Box
93
Badge
1977
33
Script
In a hardbound volume. Includes a production and as an insert a telegram to Ebsen from “Pat and Jack.” Ebsen was host, presenter, and performer on the show.
1977
33
Assorted
1977
132
“Weekend Gallery” – KTLA (Los Angeles, CA) (VHS)
1989
33
“Western Caravan”
1950
33
“Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse”
Script for the episode “The Hanging Judge,” in which Ebsen appeared.
1959
"Working Trash"
Box
127
Rehearsal tape (audio cassette)
undated
33
Script
1990
33
Assorted
Includes a call sheet for the production and promotional materials.
1990
135
WPTV – 5 Sports Live (West Palm Beach, FL) (VHS)
1996
“The Yellow Rose”
Box
33
Scripts
Scripts for the two episodes in which Ebsen appeared: “Hell Hath No Fury” and “Deadline” (two copies). One of the latter includes inserts.
1983
33
Warner Bros. Television (“Producer”) Player Loanout Agreements
1983
33
“You Asked For It”
1951

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Container(s) Description
Box
54
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
1998-2001
54
Acoustic guitar strings (Dean Markley)
undated
Adventurers’ Club
Box
157
Marble base
1970
157
Plaque
undated
54
Assorted
1970-1979
54
Air Force Ball (Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA)
1979
54
American Cinema Awards
1983-1990
54
American Federation of Peace
undated
54
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
Includes membership cards.
1953, 1971-1978, undated
American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA)
Box
129
“Audience” (audio cassette)
undated
Entertainer of the Year Award
1978
Box
129
Ceremony (audio cassette)
1978
119
Metal statuette on wooden base
1978
174
Margie Coate Sick & Relief Fund – Trouper Award (plaque)
1983
54
Assorted
Includes correspondence.
1967-1977, undated
54
American Veterans Committee – Theatre Chapter
1946, undated
88
Army Ball – program
1980
54
Assistance League of Southern California – Humanitarian Award
1984-1986, undated
54
Athletic Foundation (California State University, Long Beach)
1986-1987
Awards and Certificates
Box
173
American Humane Association – Patsy Awards (plaque)
1964
166
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers – membership certificate (plaque)
1952
208
Angel View Foundation/Braille Institute/American Cancer Society – Humanitarian Award (plaque)
1983
172
California Association of Licensed Investigators (plaque)
1979
175
California Federation of Women’s Clubs – Los Angeles Metropolitan District – Television Award (plaque)
1964
209
California Senate – Rules Committee Resolution (framed)
A resolution commending Ebsen.
1983
173
CHMC Auxiliary – Las Vegas Night (plaque)
1985
98
City of Hope – Circle of Hope Award (plaque)
undated
53
City of Los Angeles
1981-1982
162
College of the Desert Foundation and La Quinta Arts Foundation (marble base)
1991
98
Council for Better Hearing and Speech Month – 1986 National Service Award (plaque)
1986
174
County of Los Angeles, California – 1996 “Hearts at Work” award (plaque)
1996
166
Dance in Action – Lifetime Achievement Award (plaque)
1997
103
Desert Hospital – Desert Addy Award
1989
166
Energy Fair, Inc. – Energy Hall of Fame (plaque)
1979
171
Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra – Diamond Jubilee Baton Award
1997
171
Kiwanis International (Anaheim, CA)
undated
176
Los Angeles Area Council Boy Scouts of America – Rio Hondo District – “In Grateful Appreciation” (framed plate)
1983
173
Los Angeles Police Department (plaque)
undated
175
National Film Society – Musical Film Award (plaque)
1981
104
Orange Empire Area Council Boy Scouts of America – Citizenship Award
1966
166
Orlando Area Chamber of Commerce – John Young Award for unique outstanding accomplishments (plaque)
1973
157
Providence Speech and Hearing Center (small, wooden plaque)
undated
155
Santa Barbara Polo Club – Goal Shooting – 1963 (cup)
1963
98
SCJOA (plaque)
1986
174
Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers (plaque)
1973
172
State of Florida – License – Private Investigative Agency – Honorary (plaque)
1977
169
St. Matthew Publishing – bronze, limited-edition Medallion of Prayer
Originally included correspondence to and from the publishing company (see above).
1996
98
Studio Transportation Drivers Local 399 (plaque)
1974
104
“Time of Your Life” Expo Hall of Fame Award
1991
156
TV Guide Award – 1963 Nominee – Favorite New Series – “The Beverly Hillbillies”
1963
156
TV Guide Award – 1964 Nominee – Favorite Series – “The Beverly Hillbillies”
1964
121
U.S. Marine Corps
“Buddy Ebsen – Thanks for honoring our disabled vets – the staff NCO’s – MCAS El Toro/Tustin – 25 Aug. – 83.”
1983
54
Assorted
1953-1955, 1965-1997, undated
54
Backyard Players of Bogota
undated
54
Banners (canvas) – “Buddy Ebsen”
undated
"Barnaby Jones"
Box
“Barnaby Jones” Fan Club
Box
127
“Good Morning America” segment (audio cassette)
A segment devoted to TV-show fan clubs, including the “Barnaby Jones” Fan Club.
1989
54
Assorted
1985-1998, undated
Books
Box
82
The Cop Cookbook by Greta Garner-Hewitt, Ken Beck, and Jim Clark (Rutledge Hill Press)
A picture of Ebsen and daughter Bonnie accompanies the recipe for Barnaby Jones Potato Casserole; included as in insert is a short note to Ebsen from co-author Garner-Hewitt.
1997
82
TV Detectives by Richard Meyers (A.S. Barnes & Company, Inc.)
Includes material on “Barnaby Jones” and as an insert a 2003 printout on “The Mysterious Death of Thelma Todd.”
1981
129
“From Poe to Pinkerton” (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago) (audio cassette)
“Barnaby Jones” is mentioned.
undated
215
Jacket
undated
54
Patches
undated
54
Poem “Barnaby”
1973, undated
106
Shoes (3 pairs)
undated
Ties
Box
168
Undated (5)
215
Undated (51)
215
“B.J. – Buddy Extra.”
Undated (22)
212
“TV Guide” cover – Ebsen – enlarged and framed
undated
209
“TV Guide” cover – Ebsen and Lee Meriwether – enlarged
1980
54
Assorted
1999, undated
"The Beverly Hillbillies"
Box
188
Bagpipe
Includes a separate stock and belt. From “The Beverly Hillbillies” episode “Coming Through the Rye.”
undated
Books
Box
82
The Beverly Hillbillies by Stephen Cox (Contemporary Books)
Ebsen wrote the foreword. Two copies; one copy includes as inserts two clippings, a cartoon, a list of the “Top 50 Programs of All Time,” and a photo of Ebsen and others at a “Beverly Hillbillies” exhibit.
1988
82
The Beverly Hillbillies by Stephen Cox (HarperPerennial)
Ebsen wrote the foreword. Two copies
1993
82
The Beverly Hillbillies by Stephen Cox (Cumberland House)
Ebsen wrote the foreword. Inscribed to Ebsen by the Cox. Includes as an insert a letter to Ebsen from Cox.
2003
82
The Beverly Hillbillies – The Saga of Wildcat Creek by Doris Schroeder (Whitman Publishing Co.)
1963
82
Granny’s Beverly Hillbillies Cookbook by Jim Clark and Ken Beck (Rutledge Hill Press)
Inscribed to Ebsen by each co-author. Includes as an insert a letter from Beck requesting recipes and two recipes, each of which appear in the book.
1994
82
60s! by John and Gordon Javna (St. Martin’s Press)
Inscribed by John Javna. Lists “The Beverly Hillbillies” as “sitcom of the century.”
1983
54
Caricatures and drawings
1999, undated
54
Episode titles and synopses
undated
172
Invitation – Howlin’ Hootenanny – Beverly Hilton Hotel (plaque)
1964
54
Memorabilia
Includes lottery tickets, collectors’ cards, postcards and greeting cards, a one-dollar bill with a picture of Ebsen as Jed Clampett pasted over the picture of George Washington, and a “talking television” keychain.
1982-1999, undated
163
Mustache
Worn by Ebsen as Jed Clampett.
undated
Shirts
Box
214
blue, button-down
A note pinned to the shirt says, “From Clampett Sunday outfit.”
undated
214
red, white, and blue stripes (3)
Includes certificates of assurance stating that Ebsen wore them on the show.
2007, undated
Songs
Box
125
“The Ballad of Jed Clampett” by Flatt and Scruggs (vinyl record – 2 copies)
undated
128
“Think I’ll Switch it to Granny, Ellie May, Jethro, and Jed” by Billy Webb (audio cassette)
1995
54
Assorted
Includes a Zippo lighter labeled “From Hillbillies – filmed in England,” a Viacom monthly calendar with “Beverly Hillbillies” caricatures for June 1986, materials related to the show’s syndication, letterhead stationery, and two copies of the program for creator Paul Henning’s funeral.
1975, 1981-1992, 2005, undated
54
Beverly Hills Hotel – reopening
1995
81
Billy the Kid Saloon (Holiday Inn, Las Cruces, NM) menu
Signed by various people to Ebsen.
undated
54
Biographical Information
1962-1984, undated
“Biography: Buddy Ebsen” (A&E)
Box
132
VHS (2 copies)
2005
digital ahcdm_12733_016
DVD-R
2005
Box
Birthdays
Box
107
75th – sculpture
A small cowboy on a marble base: “Happy birthday Buddy ‘Alamo’ Ebsen – love and hugs – your ‘Cabaret Dada’ family – 4-2-83.”
1983
157
80th – Round Table West (star-shaped metal paperweight)
1988
84th
Box
54
American Cinema Awards Foundation
Held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel (Beverly Hills, CA). Includes tickets, an invitation, correspondence, and clippings.
1992
131
Ebsen celebrates birthday (VHS)
Includes segments from KTLA News (Los Angeles, CA), “Entertainment Tonight,” and “News Daily” (E! cable channel).
1992
85th
Box
132
“The Buddy Ebsen Legend” (VHS - 2 copies)
A video of Ebsen’s life and career, narrated by Ebsen, with photos and film and video footage, in celebration of his 85th birthday.
1993
104
Plastic star
“85 Years ago – 4-2-08 – a star was born – Buddy Ebsen.”
1993
54
Script
Handwritten script for Ebsen’s narration of the above video.
1993
90th
Box
54
Guest book
1998
136
Interview with Max Baer, Jr., and Donna Douglas (VHS)
1998
55
Invitations
1998
172
Letter of congratulations from California Governor Pete Wilson (framed)
1998
134
Party – Long Beach Yacht Club (VHS - 2 copies)
1998
157
93rd – star-shaped, metal paperweight – “Happy Birthday Buddy – 2001”
2001
55
Birthday cards
1986-2003, undated
127
Birthday wish in German (audio cassette)
undated
55
Memorabilia
undated
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
Box
201
Poster (framed)
undated
125
Vinyl records – soundtrack (2 copies)
1961
55
Assorted
A ticket to the film’s premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (Hollywood, CA) and sheet music for the song “Moon River.”
1961
55
“The Buddy Ebsen Estate” – brochures
undated
55
Buddy Ebsen Museum Website
Documents related to the development of the website. Includes color photographs and negatives.
1989, 2005-2006, undated
“The Buddy Ebsen Story”
Box
136
Betacam SP - large cassette
undated
digital ahcdm_12733_018
Broadcast master
undated
digital ahcdm_12733_022
DVD
2012
Box
133
Part 1 – Donna Douglas interview – Buddy and Velma interview (VHS)
undated
133
Part 2 – Buddy and Velma interview (continued) – Max Baer, Jr., interview (VHS)
undated
134
Preview copy – November 5, 2001 (VHS)
2001
digital ahcdm_12733_024
Without voiceover/Edit master
undated
Box
George H.W. Bush
Box
129
American Presidential Pageant with Ebsen – rehearsal (audio cassette)
1989
101
1989 inauguration memorabilia
In a gold-colored box with an inauguration seal. Includes the following: (1) The White House – An Historic Guide (White House Historical Association); (2) The American Bicentennial Presidential Inauguration – 1989-1989 (American Bicentennial Inauguration Committee, Inc.); (3) two 1989 Presidential Inauguration badges; (4) a 1989 Presidential Inauguration matchbook; (5) two copies of the program for the 1989 Inaugural Ball; (6) four copies of the program for the American Presidential Pageant; (7) two copies of the program for the Presidential Inaugural Gala; (8) invitations for the Inaugural Opening Celebration, the Inaugural Ball for Young Americans, the Celebration for Young Americans, the American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural Parade, the Vice Presidential Reception, and the Inaugural Ball; (9) a Mail Order Response Form for the American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural Events; (10) an issue of the magazine “Where Washington”; (11) an issue of the magazine “Go – Nation’s Capital” 1988; (12) American Presidential Pageant Script for Ebsen; (13) two copies of the American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural Commemorative Invitation and accompanying documents; (14) two copies of the Inauguration Ceremonies invitation, a program, a ticket, and accompanying documents; and (15) a copy of a congratulatory mailgram from Ebsen and Dorothy to George H.W. and Barbara Bush.
1966, 1988-1989
55
White House Portrait
1990
Calendars
Box
Appointment books
Box
55
1996
55
1997
55
1998
Planners
Box
Month-at-a-Glance
Box
55
1980-1981
55
1982-1983
55
1984-1985
55
1986-1987
55
1989-1990
55
Monthly
1988-1995
Wall calendars
Box
111
CFI Film Laboratory
1977
111
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation (4)
1999-2003
55
1977, 1991-1996
55
California Department of Motor Vehicles
1970-1977, undated
55
Campaign jokes
1997, undated
“Captain January”
Box
127
“At the Codfish Ball” (2 audio cassettes)
undated
55
Sheet music
1936
Caricatures and drawings
Box
116
“Barnaby Jones – Act IV” by Bryan Clark
undated
116
“Buddy Ebsen” (matted) by William Hunter
undated
55
Assorted
1999, undated
55
Central Florida Civic Music Association
1953-1954, undated
Christmas cards
Box
55
Donations to Volunteer Services Fund of County-USC Medical Center General Hospital - signed by Ebsen
undated
55
signed by Ebsen and wife Dorothy
undated
55
unsigned
undated
55
Civil Defense/Survival
1955, undated
Clippings
Box
56
“The American Dancemachine”
1985, undated
56
“The Andersonville Trial”
1970-1973
56
“The Apple of His Eye”
1971
Artwork
Box
117
“Collector’s Mart Magazine” (matted)
1998
56
1990-2003, undated
56
“The Atlanta Century”
1964
56
“Banjo on My Knee”
1936
“Barnaby Jones”
Box
117
“Los Angeles Herald Examiner” (framed)
1978
117
“Milwaukee Journal” (framed)
1975
99
“TV Guide” covers (framed)
1973-1980
56
1972-1979, undated
56
"The Best Man"
1987
56
“Between Heaven and Hell”
1956
56
“The Beverly Hillbillies”
1962-1973, 1989-2001, undated
102
“The Beverly Hillbillies” (framed)
1963
171
“The Beverly Hillbillies” (2 plaques)
undated
56
“The Beverly Hillbillies” (1993 film)
1993
56
“Burke’s Law”
1993-1994
56
“Cabaret Dada”
1979-1983, 1998, undated
56
"Carousel"
1989
“The Champagne General”
Box
56
1958-1973, undated
97
In a scrapbook with a black cover.
1973, undated
56
Chicago Six Dixieland Band
1985-1988, undated
102
Calvin Coolidge “Press On” quote (framed)
1976
102
Noel Coward (framed)
undated
56
“Davy Crockett”
1954-1956
56
“Die Loreley”
Originally attached to the painting (see above).
undated
56
Ebsen’s hospitalization and death
2003-2005
98
C.L. Ebsen
A framed article about Ebsen’s father’s natatorium in Belleville, IL.
undated
56
Vilma Ebsen – “Between the Devil"
Review of and articles about the stage production in which Ebsen’s sister co-starred. Originally in an envelope labeled, “Vilma’s show clippings.”
1937-1938
56
"Elmer Fix"
1950
56
“An Evening That’s Entertainment”
1975
56
“Flying Colors”
1932-1933
“Good Night Ladies!”
Box
56
1942-1950, undated
99
framed
1943
“Honest John”
Box
99
framed
1948
56
1948-1950, 1961, undated
56
Ida Mayer Cummings Auxiliary
1980-1984, undated
56
Kelly's Quest
2001
56
“Mail Order Bride”
1963-1964
56
“The Male Animal”
1939-1953, undated
56
“Mary Queen of Hearts”
1981, undated
56
“Mister Roberts”
1953
56
“Northwest Passage”
1958-1961, undated
56
Orange County Walk of Stars
1987
56
The Other Side of Oz
1994
56
“The Paradise Connection”
1978-1979
56
"Perfect Pitch"
1948, undated
56
Piracy
1977, undated
56
Political
Includes correspondence with accompanying clippings.
1947, 1966-1978, undated
56
Polynesian Concept
1965-1970, undated
56
Rollins College (Winter Park, FL)
1954, 1985-1986, 1996, undated
56
Sailing
Includes a 1972 article by Ebsen that was published in the Orlando Evening Star, as well as a draft of the article with handwritten notes and an accompanying letter.
1967-1976, 1997, undated
56
“Scandalous: The Life and Times of Aimee Semple McPherson”
Clippings regarding a stage production written by Kathie Lee Gifford.
2012-2013
56
“Show Boat”
1946, undated
“Turn to the Right”
Box
208
Scrapbook
1981
57
1980-1981
57
“Wizard of Oz” Festival (Chesterton, IN)
1994
57
Worldvision Enterprises Inc.
1980-1983
57
“Yokel Boy”
1939, undated
57
1925-1929
57
A note on the envelope in which the clippings were originally contained said, “Articles written by Ruth [possibly Ruth Cambridge, Ebsen’s first wife].”
1929
57
1930
57
1931
57
1932
87
In a red scrapbook with clippings of Ebsen dancing pasted on the cover. Includes clippings from Ebsen’s early career in Orlando, FL, two copies of a program from a dance recital at the Ebsen School of Dancing, which was owned by Ebsen’s father, as well as a clipping about Ebsen’s sister Vilma, and family photos.
1932-1939, undated
57
1933
57
1934
57
1935
57
1936
57
1937
57
1938
57
1939
87
In a black scrapbook labeled “Scrap Book.” Includes clippings from Ebsen’s early career.
1940, undated
57
1940-1949
57
A note on the envelope in which the clippings were originally contained said, “Buddy in ‘The Male Animal’ at Rollins [College] and Dad’s Central Florida Ballet.”
1948
57
1950-1959
57
1960-1963
57
1964-1967
57
1968
57
1969
57
1970
58
1970
58
1971
58
Sent to Ebsen from Allen’s Press Clippings Bureau.
1972
58
1972
58
Sent to Ebsen from Allen’s Press Clippings Bureau.
1973
58
1973
58
1974
58
1975
58
1976
58
1977
58
1978
58
1979
58
1980
58
1981
58
1982-1983
58
1984
58
1985-1986
59
1987-1988
59
1989
59
1990
59
1991
59
1992
59
1993
59
1994
59
1995-1999
59
2000
59
2001
59
2002-2013
59
Undated
90
Assorted
In a red scrapbook. Includes clippings about dance and ballet performances in Orlando, FL, and “Broadway Melody of 1938,” a program for “The Male Animal” (The Annie Russell Theatre, Winter Park, FL), and a 1948 issue of “Winter Park Topics” with an ad for “The Male Animal.”
1937, 1947-1955, undated
Clothing and Related Items
Box
Coats and Jackets
Box
215
“The American Dancemachine”
undated
215
“TV Land”
undated
215
U.S. Navy
undated
Hats and Caps
Box
184
baseball cap – “ASCAP Los Angeles
undated
184
baseball cap – “Barnaby”
undated
184
baseball cap – “Barnaby Jones”
undated
184
baseball cap – “Buddy Skipper P-C”
undated
185
baseball cap – “Cowes Week – Admiral’s Cup”
undated
185
baseball cap – “The Disney Channel, 1985
A metal “Disneyland” badge is attached.
undated
185
baseball cap – “The Legends of Vaudeville”
undated
184
baseball cap – “U.S.S. Pocatello”
undated
184
beige Stetson hat with band
undated
182
beige western straw hat with initials “B.E.” inside
undated
104
“The Beverly Hillbillies” (movie) cap
undated
183
black fez (plastic)
undated
105
black hats (2)
undated
183
black top hat
undated
180
boater hat with ribbon
Ebsen wore it for the cover of the August 9-15, 1975, edition of “TV Guide.”
undated
178
bowler hat with green band
undated
184
brown felt hat
undated
179
brown hat
“Similar to Jed’s.”
undated
185
brown western hats with bands (2)
undated
184
captain’s hat – dark blue
undated
184
deerstalker hat
undated
181
helmet from the Burbank Fire Department
“A vintage firefighter’s helmet with ‘Barnaby #1 Chief’ on the shield attached to the front, created as a gift to Ebsen by the Burbank Fire Department during the 1970s, it was presented to him by his ‘Barnaby Jones’ co-star Lee Meriwether on behalf of the cast and crew of the show. Buddy nearly lost the helmet at one point, when his car was stolen while it was locked in the trunk. (Both were quickly recovered.)”
undated
181
Naval Uniform Service cap
Ebsen wore it in a Chicago stage production of “Mister Roberts.”
undated
184
off-white cap with signatures
undated
104
straw hat
undated
184
straw hat with beads
undated
169
“Huntin’ fer Some Food” caps (2)
undated
160
Viking hat with rams’ horns
undated
183
white top hat
From either “Show Boat” or “Carousel.”
undated
Shirts
Box
215
Shirt with red scarf – “The American Dancemachine”
undated
170
T-shirt – “Barnaby’s Raiders”
undated
104
T-shirt – “The Beverly Hillbillies” (movie)
undated
170
T-shirt (2) – “Davy Crockett” – “Greetings – Phil & Rein”
undated
170
T-shirt – horse – “To Buddy – Tim Wilhoit – ’94”
Originally accompanied by a letter from Wilhoit (see below).
1994
214
T-shirt – Mickey Mouse
undated
170
T-shirt – “Professional Dancers Society Honors Buddy Ebsen and Marge Champion”
undated
170
T-shirt – “The Thalians”
undated
104
“Working Trash” T-shirt
undated
Shoes and Boots
Box
169
dance shoes – MGM
1936
168
Kaufman Snowcat snow boots (white)
undated
211
sandals – “Good Night Ladies!”
undated
168
tap-dance shoes (in black cloth bag)
undated
168
taps – for dance shoes
undated
U.S. Coast Guard Uniforms
Box
215
Summer
Includes a cap.
undated
215
Winter
undated
Coat of Arms – Ebsen family
Box
166
Plaque
undated
118
Pressed wood
1991
59
Documents
1989-1991, undated
Coin Collecting
Box
Auction Catalogues
Box
82
“The Buddy Ebsen Collection and Other Important Properties To be Sold at Auction and Mail Bid Sale: May 31, June 1 and 2, 1987” (Superior Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA)
Four volumes – three are hardcover; one is paperback. The largest hardcover includes as inserts correspondence and clippings.
1985-1987
82
“The Edwards Metcalf and Buddy Ebsen Collections of Ancient, Foreign and Platinum Coins and Other Important Properties To be Sold at Auction and Mail Bid Sale: June 7, 8, 9, 10, 1987” (Superior Galleries)
1987
82
“Milwaukee Elite Coin Auction: August 3, 2007” (Superior Galleries)
2007
82
“Pre-Long Beach Elite Coin Auction: May 27-28, 2007” (Superior Galleries)
2007
82
“Santa Clara Elite Coin Auction: April 19-20, 2007” (Superior Galleries)
2007
59
Coins
A Bahamian fifteen-cents coin (1966) and a Canadian fifty-cents coin (1993).
1966, 1993
59
“Coin World” (Amos Press, Inc., Sidney, OH)
1987
59
Financial – Superior Galleries
Includes settlement reports and consignment inventory, as well as correspondence to Dorothy Ebsen.
2007, undated
59
Assorted
Includes financial documents, correspondence, clippings, and handwritten notes and inventories.
1978-2000, undated
Collected film
Box
148
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – episode “Admiral Jed Clampett” (16mm)
1982
148
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – episode “The Clampetts in New York” (16mm)
Inlcudes paperwork regarding the print.
1970
148
“The Beverly Hillbillies” (35mm)
Two small rolls – one is image only, and one is sound only – in an envelope sent to Ebsen from Paul Henning.
undated
148
“Ebsen-French interview” (16mm)
undated
148
Ebsen with Temple (“Captain January”) and Garland (“Broadway Melody of 1938”) (16mm)
undated
148
“Johnny Ringo” – episode “The Killing Bug” (16mm)
undated
Collected lobby cards
Box
films featuring Ebsen
Box
212
“Attack” (framed)
undated
212
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (framed)
undated
207
“Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier” (framed)
Signed by Ebsen.
1955
212
“Night People” (framed)
undated
212
“Red Garters” (framed)
undated
53
(1) “Captain January”; (2) “Davy Crockett and the River Pirates”; (3) “Mail Order Bride” (seven – four signed by Ebsen); (4) “Night People” (three – each signed by Ebsen); (5) “Parachute Battalion” (signed by Ebsen); (6) “Red Garters” (signed by Ebsen); (7) “Sing Your Worries Away” (two); (8) “They Met in Argentina” and (9) “Utah Wagon Train” (four).
1954-1964, undated
53
films featuring George Murphy
(1) “Broadway Rhythm” (signed by Murphy); (2) “Step Lively” (two – each signed by Anne Jeffries and George Murphy); and (3) “Two Girls on Broadway” (signed by George Murphy).
1944, undated
116
“Between Heaven and Hell” (matted)
undated
116
“Night People” (matted)
Two lobby cards; a photo and a clipping are attached to one; an envelope with clippings and a post card are attached to the other.
1953-1954, undated
116
“Rodeo King and the Senorita” (matted)
undated
116
“Utah Wagon Train” (matted – 2)
undated
Collected movie posters
Box
films featuring Ebsen
Box
212
“Mail Order Bride” (framed)
undated
212
“The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band” (framed)
undated
114
(1) “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (signed by Ebsen); (2) “Mail Order Bride” (two – each signed by Ebsen (2 copies); (3) “The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band”; (4) “Rodeo King and the Senorita”; and (5) “They Met in Argentina” (signed by Ebsen).
1941, 1961-1967, undated
114
other films
(1) “Margin for Error” (signed twice by co-star Milton Berle); and (2) “Step Lively” (signed by co-stars Anne Jeffries and George Murphy).
1943-1944
Collected music publications, sheet music, and music scores
Box
59
By Zeke Manners
1952, 1976
Assorted Music Publications
Box
59
1904, 1921
59
1942-1943, 1954
60
1962-1970
60
“The Legal Fake Book,” accompanied by a letter to Ebsen from Ray Conniff.
1979, 1994
60
Includes “Steve Allen’s Funny Songs” with an accompanying letter to Ebsen from Allen.
1990-1992, undated
Assorted Sheet Music
Box
60
1913-1918
60
1921-1928
60
1930-1966
Collected playbills and programs
Box
60
1929-1945
60
1950-1953
60
1982-1988
87
Collected small prints and posters
Includes a “Ho-Chi-Minh” poster.
undated
Collected videotapes
Box
“Animal Planet: Primetime Pets”
Box
136
Buddy Ebsen clips (VHS)
undated
136
Buddy Ebsen selects (VHS)
2005
132
“Banjo on My Knee” (VHS)
undated
139
“Barnaby Jones” – episode “Foul Play” (U-matic)
undated
138
“Barnaby Jones” – episode “Stalking Horse” (U-matic)
undated
135
“Barnaby Jones” – episodes “Final Judgment” (parts 1 and 2) and “Circle of Treachery” (VHS)
undated
135
“Barnaby Jones” – episodes “Requiem for a Son,” “Blood Vengeance,” “Fatal Dive,” and six shortened episodes (VHS)
undated
135
“Barnaby Jones” – episodes “To Catch a Dead Man,” “Twenty Million Alibis,” and “Catch Me If You Can” (VHS)
Attached to the VHS cover is an address label from Roswitha Böhme.
undated
135
“Barnaby Jones” promos – Channel 8 (Tampa, FL) (VHS)
undated
131
“Behave Yourself!” (VHS)
undated
138
“The Best of The Beverly Hillbillies” (U-matic)
Includes a short note from “Dave” of Paul Brownstein Productions and a business card from George Gaber of Viacom Enterprises.
1982
130
“Between Heaven and Hell” (VHS - 2 copies)
undated
131
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – animal clips (VHS)
undated
134
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – episode “Back to the Hills” (VHS)
1986
129
“The Beverly Hillbillies Christmas” (VHS)
1992
133
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – episode “The Clampetts and the Dodgers” (VHS)
undated
133
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – episode “The Clampetts Strike Oil” – with ads for Kellogg’s cereals (VHS)
undated
134
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – episode “Cousin Roy” (VHS)
1992
134
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – episode “Cousin Roy in Movieland” (VHS)
1992
133
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – epiusodes “Getting Sheltered” and ”Admiral Jed Clampett” (VHS)
undated
130
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – episode “Jethro the Flesh Peddler” (VHS)
1992
134
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – in London (3 shows) (VHS)
undated
133
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – episode “The Party Line” (VHS)
1986
133
“The Beverly Hillbillies” – episodes “The Indians are Coming,” “The Sheik,” and “Admiral Jed Clampett” – narrated by Ebsen (VHS)
undated
129
“The Beverly Hillbillies,” vol. 1 – episodes “The Clampetts Strike Oil” and “Getting Settled” (VHS)
1992
129
“The Beverly Hillbillies,” vol. 2 – episodes “The Clampetts in Washington” and “Jed Buys the Capitol” (VHS)
1992
129
“The Beverly Hillbillies,” vol. 3 – episodes “Jed Buys Central Park” and “The Clampetts in New York” (VHS)
1992
129
“The Beverly Hillbillies,” vol. 4 – episodes “The Indians Are Coming” and “The South Rises Again” (VHS)
1992
137
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (U-matic)
undated
129
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (VHS)
1990
136
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” – Ebsen's scenes (VHS - 2 copies)
undated
132
“Broadway Melody of 1936” (VHS)
undated
129
“Broadway Melody of 1938” (VHS)
1992
139
Buddy/Bill Conrad (U-matic)
An outtake from “Cannon” featuring Ebsen and William Conrad; the same outtake is included in the “Cannon” outtake roll (see below).
undated
133
“Buddy Ebsen – Judy Garland” (VHS)
A short clip from “Broadway Melody of 1938.”
undated
139
“Buddy Ebsen Reel” – David Gest – March 17, 1992 (U-matic)
Clips of Ebsen in films and TV shows.
1992
132
“Buddy Ebsen Tribute – vol. 1” (VHS)
A compilation of clips featuring Ebsen and sent to Ebsen by Gary Karpinski of Erie, PA.
undated
132
“Buddy Ebsen Tribute – vol. 2” (VHS)
A compilation of clips featuring Ebsen and sent to Ebsen by Gary Karpinski of Erie, PA.
2000
131
“Burke’s Law” – episode “Who Killed Nick Hazard?” (VHS)
1994
139
“Cannon” outtake roll (U-matic)
Includes an outtake – the same from “Buddy/Bill Conrad” (see above) – featuring Ebsen and William Conrad.
undated
129
“Captain January” (VHS)
1989
129
“Captain January” (VHS – colorized)
1994
131
“CBS Morning Show” – tribute to Ebsen – July 13, 2003 (VHS)
2003
136
“CBS Summer Playhouse – ‘The Time of Their Lives’” (VHS - short version)
Includes the following note: “Just a reminder – CBS will broadcast ‘The Time of Their Lives’ on the CBS Summer Playhouse Friday, August 7, 1987 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Hope you enjoy the show!”
1987
134
Compilation – Ebsen clips (VHS)
“From Ron Newcomer.” Includes clips from “Captain January,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
undated
135
“The Danny Kaye Show” (VHS)
Ebsen appeared in the episode.
undated
135
“Davy Crockett and the River Pirates” (VHS - 3 copies)
1999, undated
136
“Davy Crockett at the Alamo” (VHS)
1998
135
“Davy Crockett Goes to Congress” (VHS)
1998
132
“Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter” (VHS)
1998
135
“Davy Crockett’s Keelboat Race” (VHS)
1999
138
“Disney Family Album” – “Golden Horsehoe Revue” (U-matic)
undated
138
“Disney Family Album” – “The Sherman Brothers”/“Ducky Nash and Donald Duck” (U-matic)
undated
132
Disneyland Opening – 1955/ Disney’s California Adventure Opening (VHS)
Includes a short note to Ebsen and Dorothy from “Your Faithful Disney Escort – TC.”
2001
130
“Disneyland Opening Day Celebrities” (VHS)
Includes a short clip of Ebsen and Fess Parker in "Davy Crockett."
2005
135
“Disney Legends/75th Anniversary Event” (VHS)
Includes a short clip of Ebsen and Fess Parker in "Davy Crockett."
1998
136
“Durch den Westen der USA” (VHS)
Labeled “Hit Ralf thru America.” California footage with German-language voice-over narration; includes Ebsen’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and footage of Ebsen’s home.
undated
132
“E! True Hollywood Story: The Beverly Hillbillies” (VHS)
Includes a short note from Jerry Hollenbach of Bensalem, PA, who sent the tape to Ebsen.
2001
“Fire on the Mountain” (U-matic)
Box
137
Reels 1-5
1981
137
Reels 6-10
1981
135
“Fire on the Mountain” - with commercials (VHS)
Includes the following note: “Introduction to the Ron Howard spot – Andy Griffith shrewdly picked young Ron Howard to play his son in his TV series ‘The Andy Griffith Show.’ Note: During the interview have interviewer lead Ron into ‘Fire on the Mountain’ reference with film flashes from that picture.”
1987
132
“Fire on the Mountain” (VHS)
undated
131
“Funny Feet & Rubber Legs” (live and tape show) (VHS - 2 copies)
One of the copies originally included a letter from Betsy Baytos (see below).
1996
135
“General Electric Theater” – episode “The Graduation Dress” (VHS)
undated
133
“The Girl of the Golden West” (VHS)
1989
132
“Hard Copy” – segment on “The Beverly Hillbillies” (VHS - 2 copies)
One of the copies was originally accompanied by a letter from Glenn Kirschbaum (see below), the field producer for the show.
1990
135
“Have Gun-Will Travel” – episode “El Paso Stage” (VHS)
undated
132
“Headliners and Legends: Ron Howard” (VHS)
undated
132
“The History of Belleville – 1814-1989 – A Commemoration of Our City’s 175th Anniversary” (VHS)
1989
134
“Hong Kong Disneyland Story” – segment 2 – “From Mickey to the Movies” (VHS)
Includes a post-it with the following note: “Buddy Ebsen/Fess Parker shot – 1:04:41:05-1:04:43:21.”
2005
133
“The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies” (VHS - 2 copies)
1993
135
“Leo Carrillo’s Dude Ranch” (VHS)
Includes the following note: “Leo Carrillo was a friend of mine who invited me to guest on his show way back when. I had just played a lot of Vaudeville dates and fallen into a style of performing which this tape reflects.”
undated
130
“Let’s Tap!” (VHS – 2 copies)
1992
134
Local Histories of Southern California – “Rancho de los Palos Verdes”/“Clouds of War”/“The Silent Siege” (VHS)
Includes a sheet of paper with synopses of the documentaries.
undated
134
“Matt Houston” – episode “Wanted Man” (VHS)
1984
135
“Memories of Oz” (VHS)
Originally accompanied by a short note from producer Alexa Foreman (see below), who sent the tape to Ebsen.
undated
MGM Archival Project
1994
Box
136
Buddy Ebsen (VHS)
1994
134
Buddy Ebsen interview (VHS)
1994
130
“Milroy, Santa’s Misfit Mutt” (VHS - 2)
1987, undated
130
“Music of the West: A Tribute to the Singing Cowboys” (VHS - 2 copies)
One copy originally included a short note from Joanne D. Hale (see below).
1993
130
“Night Gallery” – episode “The Waiting Room” (VHS)
undated
133
“The 1990 St. Louis Walk of Fame: Continuing Tradition” (VHS)
1990
132
“The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band” (VHS)
undated
136
“Parachute Battalion” (VHS)
Originally accompanied by a letter and a clipping from Ray Nielsen (see below) of the Arkansas Educational Television Network.
1985
131
“Parachute Battalion” (VHS)
undated
“The Paradise Connection” (U-matic)
Box
137
Part I
1979
137
Part II
1979
“The Paradise Connection” (U-matic)
Box
137
Part I
1982
137
Part II
1982
132
“The Paradise Connection” (VHS)
undated
130
“Red Garters” (VHS - 2 copies)
1993, undated
136
“Red Garters” (VHS)
Originally accompanied by a letter from Martin Nash (see below).
1995
135
“Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies” (VHS)
Co-edited by Ebsen’s son Dustin.
1996
131
SAG Legacy Project - Ebsen interview (VHS – sound only - 3 copies)
1997
133
“Silver City Bonanza” (VHS)
undated
132
“Silver City Bonanza”/“Rodeo King and the Senorita” (VHS)
“Presented to [Buddy Ebsen] by his friend Doug Cohen.”
undated
136
“Sing Your Worries Away” (VHS)
undated
132
“Stone Fox” (VHS)
1987
134
“Stone Fox” (VHS)
Includes Ebsen promoting the TV-movie on “The Today Show.”
1987
132
“Surviving Gilligan’s Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three-Hour Tour in History” (VHS)
Originally accompanied documents regarding an unproduced “Beverly Hillbillies” project (see below).
undated
140
Temple/Garland/Crockett – transfers from 16mm (U-matic)
Clips of Ebsen in films and TV shows.
undated
136
“They Met in Argentina” (VHS - 2 copies)
undated
134
“They Met in Argentina” (VHS)
Originally accompanied by a short note from Howard Green (see below) of Buena Vistas Pictures Marketing, who sent the tape to Ebsen.
undated
136
“Thunder in God’s Country” (VHS)
Includes the following note: “In my career I have played or simulated playing many musical instruments; guitar, trumpet, piano, flute, gut bucket and saxophone. Here I am in a Rex Allen Western playing a trombone.”
undated
133
“Tribute to a T.V. Classic . . . Paul Henning” (VHS)
Produced at Rancho Santiago College. Originally accompanied a letter from Terry Bales (see below), chairman of the TV Video Communications Department.
1994
136
“Under Mexicali Stars” (VHS)
undated
130
“The Wizard of Oz” - Fiftieth Anniversary (VHS)
Includes a booklet about the film.
1989
132
“The Wizard of Oz” – audio, stills, etc. (VHS – CL Inc. Talent Agency)
undated
132
“The Wizard of Oz extra materials” (VHS)
Originally accompanied by a letter from Glenn Kirschbaum (see below).
1992
132
“The Wizard of Oz” – If I Only Had a Heart” (VHS)
1989
131
“Working Trash” (VHS)
1990
132
“Yellow Jack” (VHS)
Includes an interview with Ebsen.
undated
136
“Yellow Jack” (VHS)
undated
Collected vinyl records
Box
125
“Aunt Marie” by Johnny Burnette
undated
125
“Beautiful Ohio”/“Missouri Waltz” by Al Goodman and his Orchestra
undated
125
“Big Building” (United Artists Music Co.)
undated
125
“Chinatown, My Chinatown”/“Basin Street Blues” by Louis Prima and His New Orleans Gang
undated
125
“A Country Coyote Goes Hollywood” by Bill Lee
undated
125
“Fascinated”
1950
125
“Fox Trot”/“Poor Butterfly” by Benny Goodman’s Sextet
undated
“Hollywood My Hollywood” by Richard M. Sherman
Box
125
“At the New Nickelodeon”/“Double Take Song”
undated
125
“Hollywood, My Hollywood”
undated
125
“Once a Dreamer”/ “Zex Appeal”
undated
125
“Honey-Pot Special”/“Kinfolk”
undated
125
“One Dozen Roses”/ “Only a Rose” by Frankie Carle with Rhythm Section
undated
125
“‘101’ Strings Play 25 Years of Show Hits”
undated
125
“Peace”/“Romance in A Minor” by Leon Goossens and Gerald Moore
undated
125
Untitled (Walt Disney Productions)
1955
125
Untitled (5 records)
undated
60
Confederate States of America one-hundred dollar bill (reproduction)
undated
60
"Congressional Record"
Includes a salute (pg. E 4181) to the city of Newport Beach, CA, by Rep. Robert E. Badham (R-CA) in which he mentions Ebsen. Also includes a business card from Howard Seelye, Badham’s district representative.
1981, undated
Correspondence
Box
60
American Guild of Authors and Composers
1972-1978, undated
60
American Presidential Pageant
1989
60
“Angel Town”
1988-1998
60
Artwork
1989-1990
60
Terry Bales
A letter that originally accompanied a VHS tape of “Tribute to a T.V. Classic . . . Paul Henning” (see above), which was produced at Rancho Santiago College.
1994
102
“Barnaby Jones”
A framed letter from “Paul” (CBS).
1975
60
“Barnaby Jones” Fan Club – birthday card
1995
60
"The Bastard"
1978
60
Betsy Baytos
A letter from Baytos that originally accompanied the videotape of “Funny Feet & Rubber Legs” (see above). Also includes a proposal for a series of shows titled “‘Funny Feet’: The Art of Eccentric Dance.”
1990-1996
60
Roswitha Böhme – No. 1 Fan in Germany
1994-2000, undated
Boy Scouts of America
Box
209
A letter to Ebsen from Milford W. Dahl, president of the Boy Scouts of America, Orange Empire Area Council.
1967 (plaque)
60
1967-1977, undated
60
Sandy Brown
The letter and two business cards originally accompanied a VHS tape of Ebsen’s appearance on “The 700 Club” (see above).
undated
60
“Cabaret Dada”
1983-1984, undated
60
California Highway Patrol
Correspondence regarding an incident in which Ebsen was arrested by a California Highway Patrol officer. Includes drafts of a letter from Ebsen to California Governor Ronald Reagan, as well as clippings and receipts.
1974, undated
116
Robert Carley (Norwalk, CT)
A letter from artist Carley attached to a “Beverly Hillbillies” caricature that he drew.
1998
60
"Carousel"
1989, undated
60
"The Champagne General"
1963-1982, 1998-2002, undated
60
Contracts and agreements
1937-1942, undated
60
Ebsen Estate
2012-2013, undated
60
England-Palladium visit
1964
60
Laura Fagin
A fax regarding Ebsen’s permission to use a clip from his appearance on a previous episode of “The Mike and Maty Show” – it originally accompanied a VHS tape of the clip.
1994
60
Fan letters – Answered
1966-1973, undated
60
Florida Artists Hall of Fame
Correspondence regarding Ebsen’s nomination for the Hall of Fame.
1999-2005, undated
60
Alexa Foreman
A short note that originally accompanied a VHS tape of “Memories of Oz” (see above).
undated
60
“Good Night Ladies!”
1950
60
Howard Green
A short note that originally accompanied a VHS tape of “They Met in Argentina” (see above).
undated
60
Joanne D. Hale (chief executive and director of the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum)
A short note that originally accompanied a VHS copy of “Music of the West: A Tribute to the Singing Cowboys” (see above).
1993
60
Paul Henning
1968, 1986-1988
60
Paul Henning – Consent for Ebsen’s use of character Jed Clampett
1985, 1995, undated
60
Holiday cards
1967, 1986-2001, undated
175
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (plaque)
1974
60
“Honest John”
1947, 1999
60
Bob Hope
Holiday cards from Hope and wife Dolores, as well as an announcement of the 1997 Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to Hope.
1996-1997, undated
60
Invitations
1927, 1967-2001, undated
60
Invitations and holiday cards – U.S. presidents
1971, 1982-1997
60
Holly Jacobs
Originally accompanied a VHS tape of an episode of “The Jerry Springer Show” (see above) in which Ebsen appeared.
1993
60
James McHugh, Jr. Agency
1965-1973
61
Ruby Keeler
1978
61
Bev Kelley
“Suggested lyrics for a musical version of ‘The Poor Nut.’”
1953, undated
61
Kelly's Quest
2001-2001
61
James H. Kimberly
1968-1987, undated
61
Glenn Kirschbaum
A letter that originally accompanied a VHS copy of an episode of “Hard Copy” that included a segment on “The Beverly Hillbillies” (see above), and a letter that originally accompanied a VHS tape labeled “Wizard of Oz extra materials” (see above).
1990
167
Norman Leclerc (plaque)
1981
61
Jerry Lester
undated
61
“Let’s Tap!”
Originally accompanied one of the VHS copies of “Let’s Tap!” (see above).
1993, undated
61
Letters of appreciation
1973-1979, undated
167
Library of Congress – Division of the Blind and Physically Handicapped (plaque)
A letter stating that the Division had added to its collection three cassettes containing Ebsen’s book Polynesian Concept.
undated
61
Long Beach Yacht Club
1975
61
“The Male Animal”
1948-1953, undated
Quinn Martin
Box
61
1973-1978
174
1975 (plaque)
61
McFadden, Strauss & Irwin Inc.
1974-1975
61
Millenial Entertainment and “Buddy Ebsen’s Musical Collectibles”
1990-1992
209
Ministry of Health & Social Affairs, Republic of Korea, Seoul, Korea (plaque)
A “letter of appreciation” from Minister Hi Sup Chung.
1963
61
Martin Nash
Originally included with a VHS tape of “Red Garters” (see above).
1995
61
Ray Nielsen
The letter and accompanying clipping were originally included with a VHS tape of “Parachute Battalion” (see above).
1985
61
“Nine Bells”
1960, 1978-1983
167
Richard Nixon (2 plaques)
1971-1972
Nixon-related
Box
112
John H. Taylor
A letter from Taylor, who worked for Nixon, accompanied by a drawing of The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace that is inscribed to Ebsen from Nixon.
1989
61
1981-1991
61
“The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band”
1967-1968
61
Ovation Cosmetics
Includes correspondence related to a dispute over the right to use the name “Polynesian Concept” for a perfume.
1972
61
George Pennacchio
1999
Personal Appearances
Box
61
1979-1981, undated
61
1980-1982, undated
61
1981-1983, undated
61
1983-1985, undated
61
Political
1979-1989, 2000
61
“Poppy”
1972-1973
61
Ronald Reagan
Also includes invitations and a program for the Second Annual Ronald Reagan Dinner.
1980-1994, undated
61
Richard Nixon Presidential Archives Foundation/President’s Council
1986-1992
61
Rollins College (Winter Park, FL)
1930, 1948, 1975-1983, 1996-2000, undated
61
“Show Boat”
1946, 1993
61
Signatures of famous people
Includes letters from Carol Burnett, Frank Sinatra (no signature), Steve Allen, Blake Edwards, Sammy Davis, Jr., Gregory Peck, Dolores Hope, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jose Ferrer, Jane Withers, Phyllis Diller, Barry Goldwater, George Deukmejian, Ted Turner, David Letterman, Quinn Martin, Tommy Lasorda, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Also includes five letters to English actor Bernard Miles from John Gielgud, Teddy Knox, Harry Secombe, John Osborne, and Diana Dors.
1959, 1972-2002, undated
209
Al Simon (framed)
A short letter noting that two episodes of “The Beverly Hillbillies” were in the “all-time top ten [shows] calculated by Neilsen”; attached is a copy of a page from the “Hollywood Television Report.”
1973-1974
61
Songwriting contracts
1951-1957, 1981
61
Penelope Spheeris
Spheeris directed “The Beverly Hillbillies” movie. Includes a note that originally accompanied an audio cassette of a clip from the movie featuring Ebsen (see above).
1993, undated
61
St. Louis Walk of Fame
1991
61
St. Matthew Publishing
Two letters originally included with the Medallion of Prayer (see below).
1996
61
"Stone Fox"
1986-1987
61
Barry Switzer
Switzer was the representative for Ebsen’s estate.
2012-2013
61
Title registration
1966-1968
61
"Turn to the Right"
1979-1983, undated
61
University of Florida
1927, 1970, 2005
61
Viacom
Correspondence regarding Ebsen’s request for episodes of “The Beverly Hillbillies” on VHS tapes. Also includes a list of episodes of the show.
1991
61
Viacom Enterprises/George Faber
Includes a photo of Ebsen and interviewer Simon Van Collem of “Televizier” (The Netherlands).
1972-1976, undated
61
John Wayne
1975, undated
61
Tim Wilhoit (Spotsylvania, VA)
A letter that originally accompanied a T-shirt that Wilhoit sent Ebsen (see above). Also includes photographic negatives of Ebsen with the T-shirt.
1994
61
Worldvision Enterprises Inc.
1979-1984, undated
61
“Yokel Boy”
1939, undated
61
Sam Yorty
Includes clippings and a brochure for the Mayor’s Ball and Conference.
1967-1969, undated
61
1909, 1926-1929
61
1930-1939
61
1940-1945
61
1946
61
1947-1949
61
1950-1953
61
1954-1959
61
1960-1969
62
1970-1973
62
1974-1976
62
1977-1979
62
1980
62
1981
62
1982
62
1983
62
1984
62
1985-1989
62
1990-1992
62
1993-1996
62
1997-1999
62
2000-2002
62
2003-2007
62
2010-2013
62
Undated
63
Undated
52
Assorted
In a three-ring notebook labeled “Mr. Buddy Ebsen – Notes, Special Letters, & Signatures.” Also includes photos, invitations, an AFTRA membership card, four of Ebsen’s AMPAS membership cards, Ebsen’s Celebrities for the President membership card, two copies of a publication by Citizens Committee to Save the Constitution of California, and a clipping regardong boots that Ebsen wore in “The Runaway Bride.
1947, 1963-1983, 1995-2005
63
Cross-stitch yarn folder cover
undated
Dadaism
Box
Books
Box
83
Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage (Museum of Modern Art)
1977
83
Dada – Art and Anti-Art by Hans Richter (Oxford University Press)
1978
83
Dada – Monograph of a Movement edited by Willy Verkauf (St. Martin’s Press)
Inscribed to Ebsen by Josine Ianco-Starrels, daughter of co-editor Marcel Janco.
1975
83
Hans Arp: The Poet of Dadaism by R.W. Last (Oswald Wolff)
1969
83
Tristan Tzara – Dada and Surrational Theorist by Elmer Peterson (Rutgers University Press)
1971
121
Display case
Includes a photo of Ebsen with artist Beatrice Wood, Wood’s obituary, a photocopy of Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2,” and text about Ebsen’s “Clown Descending a Staircase in a Hurry.” A clipping about Wood is attached to the back.
1995-1998, undated
Videotapes
Box
131
“Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada” (VHS)
1993
130
Film “Germany Dada” (VHS)
1986
“Davy Crockett”
Box
213
Costume – Fringe jacket and pants with satchel
undated
110
Shoes
undated
216
Smoothbore Musket
undated
63
Deb Star Ball (Hollywood Palladium)
The program includes a “congratulation” ad from Ebsen as “Admiral Jed Clampett.”
1965
Diaries
Box
63
“Roll Book” – Berlin and Munich
1953
63
1928, 1975, 1985-1986, undated
63
Disney
Includes brochures, photos, invitations, correspondence, and a clipping.
1971, 1985, 2001-2003, undated
81
“Documents of Freedom” (California Interstate Telephone Co.)
undated
63
“Donald O’Connor: An American Treasure, a 65th Anniversary Salute”
1991
63
Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Sr.
A flier for dancing classes in Orlando, FL, that were taught by Ebsen’s father.
undated
63
Helga Ebsen
A program for an event in Orlando, FL that featured Ebsen’s sister.
1921
Kiki Ebsen
digital ahcdm_12733_021
CD “Scarecrow Sessions”
2014
Box
63
“To Dad with Love – A Tribute to Buddy Ebsen”
A mailer and four copies of the program for a multimedia show starring Kiki Ebsen that designed by her and her brother Dustin.
2019
63
Ebsen Estate Collection – Heritage Auction Galleries
1999-2008, undated
Education
Box
63
Lecture notes
1955-1959, undated
63
Memorial High School (Orlando, FL)
1924-1926
Orlando High School (Orlando, FL)
Box
63
1976 class reunion
1975-1976, undated
63
“OHS News”
1994-1997
63
Report card and commencement-exercises program
1924-1926
Rollins College (Winter Park, FL)
Box
63
Florida State Interscholastic Aquatic Meets
1925-1928
63
Publications
1927-1929, 1985-1986, 1992-1993
63
Registration, matriculation, and student-association cards
1927, undated
83
Rollins College: A Pictorial History edited by Jack C. Lane
1980
63
Assorted
Includes a program for three one-act plays performed by The Rollins Players; Ebsen appeared in “The Beaded Buckle.”
1947, 1985, undated
63
Schoolwork
undated
University of Florida
Box
174
Award – Outstanding Contribution to Homecoming 1970 (plaque)
1970
63
Commencement Convocation
Ebsen received a Distinguished Alumnus award.
1983
63
Commencement exercises
1927
139
Donation video (U-matic)
undated
63
ROTC
A notice to Ebsen from ROTC headquarters regarding his absences from drills.
1927
63
Assorted
1928, undated
112
Emmy Awards – poster
Two copies. Ebsen’s image, along with images of 417 other celebrities, is on the poster.
2008
63
Engagements
undated
Essays, Stories, Interviews, and Sketches
Box
63
“Do You Want to be an Actress” or “Over My Dead Body”
A sketch attributed to “L.B. Mayer.”
undated
147
Gabor Essoe interview (audio – 7” reel) – November 15, 1988
1988
63
“Hand to Hoof”
undated
63
“Johnny Appleseed”
undated
63
“The Movies”
Attributed to “Jon Christian.”
undated
63
“A Name for Junior”
1959
63
"Slowly I Turn"
undated
63
“Television and Me”
1973, undated
63
Vaudeville interview – notes
1996
63
In Memory of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
2000
Financial
Box
63
Cancelled checks
1937-1941, 1956-1961
63
Checkbooks – Chemical Bank & Trust Co.
1940-1941
Contracts
Box
63
Borinstein Oreck Bogart
1992
63
Benny Davis
A contract between producer Davis and Ebsen’s father that employed Ebsen and sister Vilma as dancers and entertainers.
1930
63
James McHugh, Jr. Agency
1964-1968
63
Lou Irwin, Inc.
1952
63
Louis Shurr Agency
1950
63
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (photocopy)
1937
63
William Morris Agency
1947
63
Assorted
1966, 1978, undated
63
Savings Bonds
1945
63
Turquoise Productions, Inc.
1989
63
Withdrawals and deposits – Irving Trust Co.
1942-1944
Assorted
Box
63
1925-1948, undated
63
1952, 1970-1983, 1995-2012
63
Undated
Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum
Box
188
Blanket
“Handwoven exclusively for Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum Inaugural by The Three Weavers – Houston, Texas.”
1988
112
Poster “Music of the West: A Tribute to the Singing Cowboys”
Inscribed to Ebsen from Autry.
1992
64
Assorted
1989-1996
Golden Boot Awards (Motion Picture & Television Fund)
Box
93
“Celebrity” badges (2)
undated
171
Golden Boot Award
Originally a heavy, metal “boot” and a metal plaque attached to a wooden base; the “boot” and plaque are now separated from the base.
1984
64
Programs
Programs from three awards presentations; Ebsen is listed as a presenter for 1986, as “entertainment” for 1987, and as a past winner and on the “celebrity list” for 1995. Also includes a clipping.
1984-1987, 1995
64
Greeting cards – from Dorothy Ebsen
undated
Guest Books
Box
64
1965-1968
64
1969-1970
64
Gene Hackman – fundraiser
1991
64
Handwritten notes - Songs and stage
1985-1988, undated
64
S.I. Hayakawa
1977, undated
64
Hollywood Historic Trust
Ebsen was chairperson for an effort to raise money to move the “Cecil B. DeMille Barn” to a permanent site in Hollywood.
1980-1982, undated
64
"Hollywood Walk of Fame" Cards (Starline, Inc.) (11 copies)
1991
Home movies
Box
149
Commencement class of 1967 (8mm – 1 reel)
1967
149
Golf (8mm – 1 reel)
undated
Horses
Box
149
8mm (2 reels)
undated
149
16mm silent (2 reels)
undated
149
Super 8mm (1 reel)
undated
149
Wrap party – December 8, 1979 (Super 8mm – 1 reel)
1979
149
Unidentified (8mm – 11 reels)
undated
149
Unidentified (16mm silent – 1 reel)
undated
149
Unidentified (Super 8mm – 3 reels)
1973
149
Unidentified (Super 8mm – 8 reels)
undated
149
Home Videos
Box
139
Crean tribute (U-matic S)
undated
133
Ebsen and Ray Conniff – Palm Springs – March 30, 1994 (VHS)
The tape also includes Ebsen’s appearance on an episode of “The Mike and Maty Show” (see above).
1994
131
Ebsen and Ray Conniff routine (VHS - 3 copies)
One of the tapes says “Happy Birthday John – 1994 – from the Conneff [sic] & Ebsen Gang”; another says “”Birthday John Cream.”
1994
132
Ebsen doing Kung Fu (VHS)
undated
Parties
Box
133
Buddy show/Holt’s home (VHS)
undated
130
Christmas party – Bill Holt’s house – December 8, 1991 (VHS)
1991
131
Ebsen and Ray Conniff at Rolfe and June Arnhym party – Palm Springs, CA – May 1994 (VHS)
1994
131
Helen Holt’s 60th birthday – September 9, 1995 (VHS)
1995
131
Helen Holt’s 62nd birthday – given by the Ebsens – "Ports o' Call" – September 6, 1997 (VHS)
1997
134
The Holt Plantation Presents – Buddy Ebsen – “Just for Laughs” – April 11, 1992 (VHS)
1992
Hospitalization and death
Box
89
“Buddy Ebsen – 1908-2003 – American Icon, Legend – Now Among the Immortals”
A photo album compiled by the Steven Style Group (NY, NY). Includes clippings about Ebsen’s death and a short letter from the Steven Style Group.
2003
129
Celebration – neighborhood church – July 11, 2003 (audio cassette)
2003
64
Condolences and acknowledgements
2003-2004
64 and digital ahcdm_12733_020
Funeral
Includes copies of the program for the funeral, the guest book, and an audio CD of the funeral service.
2003
64
“Get Well” cards
2003
64
“A Life Celebration for Buddy Ebsen” (Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences)
2003
64
Memorial cards and envelopes
2003
64
Memorials and appreciations
Includes an issue of “People” magazine, an issue of “Country Musical Trails Less Traveled,” a remembrance from daughter Bonnie Ebsen-Jackson, and a bound volume of press clippings.
2003
212
Poster – “Public Check-In – ‘Welll Doggies’ – April 2nd 1908-July 6th 2003” (2 copies)
2003
103
Prayer certificate – St. Joseph’s Abbey (Spencer, MA)
Includes a note that says, “Requested by Dolores Hope” (Toluca Lake, CA).
2003
87
Scrapbook (red cover)
Compiled in tribute to Ebsen following his death. Includes in separate folders materials that were originally inserts (clippings, an invitation to Ebsen from Princess Catherine-Victoire Colonna de Stigliano of Monaco, etc.) and photos and correspondence that were originally in a folder labeled “Buddy’s Buddies!”
1973-1978, 2003, undated
104
Stuffed bear
Originally accompanied with a note: “Last gift from Max Baer to Buddy in the Torrance Hospital (2003).”
2000-2003
64
Assorted
2003
64
Hospital wristbands and documents
1996-2002, undated
64
Indenture (deed)
Sent to Ebsen from Milton Paskoff of Pittsburgh, PA. Includes a note to Ebsen from Paskoff.
1788, 1981, undated
64
The Institute of the American Musical, Inc.
Includes correspondence and clippings regarding an archival repository.
1973-1998, undated
64
Instructions – film screenings
1973
64
Inventory list
undated
64
Junior Philharmonic Orchestra of California
Script for an event hosted by Ricardo Montalban – Ebsen is mentioned in the script.
1987
64
Law Enforcement Appreciation Rally (Los Angeles, CA)
Five copies of the program, which includes a “Greeting” from Ebsen.
1970
113
Dennis Patrick Lewan – prints
Two prints: “Victorian Dreams” and “Victorian Fantasy.”
1991-1994
64
Lincoln letters
Photocopies sent to Ebsen by Richard Daniels. Includes a letter from Daniels that accompanied the photocopies and Ebsen’s reply. Also includes a quote from Lincoln.
1972-1973, undated
64
Lists – songs written or co-written by Ebsen and songs in “Angel Town”
undated
“Mail Order Bride”
Box
83
Book
A paperback novelization of the film.
1964
169
Gun Belt
Attached to the belt is a still from the film with Ebsen wearing the belt.
1964, undated
Aimee Semple McPherson - Books
Box
83
Aimee – Life Story of Aimee Semple McPherson by Aimee Semple McPherson (Foursquare Publications)
Includes as an insert a page of handwritten notes.
1979-1986
83
In the Service of the King by Aimee Semple McPherson (Boni and Liveright)
1927
83
The Story of My Life by Aimee Semple McPherson (Echo Park Evangelistic Association)
A photocopy of the book.
1951
83
Sunshine and Wealth – Los Angeles in the Twenties and Thirties (Chronicle Books) by Bruce Henstell
Includes a chapter on Aimee Semple McPherson and as an insert handwritten notes about “Aimee and Long Beach.”
1984, undated
83
The Vanishing Evangelist: The Aimee Semple McPherson Kidnapping Affair by Lately Thomas (Viking Press)
A photocopy of the book. Includes a as inserts handwritten notes, a 1987 clipping, and a 2001 letter to Ebsen from James A. Blackman III of the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera.
1959, 1987, 2001, undated
64
Medical records
1997-2002
64
Military
Includes photos, negatives, and clippings.
1956, undated
65
Ruth Moore’s 17th Annual Christmas Party for Underprivileged Youngsters (Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, CA)
1982-1984
George Murphy
Box
65
American Cause
1974
83
Say…Didn’t You Used to be George Murphy? by George Murphy and Victor Lasky (Bartholomew House, Ltd.)
Murphy’s autobiography. Inserts originally in the book have been separated (see below).
1970
65
Inserts – Autobiography
Includes a statement by Murphy on the Senate Floor regarding the Oakland Induction Center, correspondence, handwritten notes, two Murphy obituaries, a photo of Ebsen, Dorothy Ebsen, and Murphy, and a photocopy of a photo of Murphy and the “Beverly Hillbillies” cast at the White House.
1964-1967, 1992, undated
65
Assorted
Includes correspondence, a photo of Ebsen and Murphy, and a program – signed by Murphy – for a celebration of Murphy’s eighty-eighth birthday.
1964-1976, 1990, undated
Narcotics
Box
Mayor’s Citizens Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Committee
Box
117
Citation (matted)
1972
65
Assorted
1969-1973, undated
65
Assorted
1969-1970
65
Pat Nixon funeral
1993
Richard Nixon
Box
Books
Box
83
The Day Elvis Met Nixon by Egil “Bud” Krogh
Inscribed to Ebsen by Krogh.
1994
83
Leaders by Nixon
A limited first edition (# 753) inscribed by Nixon and inscribed a second time to Ebsen; includes as an insert undated photocopies of articles on Ebsen, Nixon, and “Barnaby Jones.”
1982-1984, undated
83
Leaders by Nixon
Inscribed to Ebsen by Nixon; includes as an insert a 1991 note to Ebsen from Nixon.
1982-1991
84
No More Vietnams by Nixon
Includes as an insert a 1985 note to Ebsen from Nixon.
1985
84
Pat Nixon: The Untold Story by Julie Nixon Eisenhower
Includes as an insert a short note from 1987 to Ebsen from Nixon.
1986-1987
84
The Real War by Nixon
Inscribed to Ebsen from Nixon.
1980
84
The Real War by Nixon
Inscribed to Dorothy Ebsen from Nixon; includes as an insert an invitation to a 2000 event in honor of Senator John Warner at the Nixon Center.
1980-1989, 2000
84
Seize the Moment by Nixon
Inscribed by Nixon.
1992
65
Death and Funeral
Includes three copies of the section of the “Los Angeles Times” that covered the funeral, clippings, two copies of the program for the funeral service, and an invitation to a tribute to Nixon that was held at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace about three months after the funeral.
1994
117
Inaugural invitation (framed)
Includes a photo of Nixon inscribed to Ebsen.
1969
92
Official Inaugural Medals Commemorating the Inauguration of Richard Nixon (2)
1969
129
Palm Springs event – introduction by Walter Annenberg (2 audio cassettes)
1984
158
Plate (metal) – “President Richard M. Nixon – Chapman College – May 15, 1984”
1984
65
Assorted
1946, 1969-2001, undated
65
Notes – “The Girl of the Golden West” and “Let’s Tap!”
Originally accompanied VHS tapes of the two films (see above).
undated
125
“The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band” – vinyl record – soundtrack
1968
Order of DeMolay
Ebsen was initiated into the fraternal organization in 1926.
Box
136
Acceptance speech (VHS)
undated
135
Hall of Fame (VHS)
1996
93
Pins (2)
undated
65
Assorted
1976, 1996, undated
65
Overseas trip – mailing instructions
undated
65
Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Ass’n., Inc.
1966
65
Pacific Regional Network
1950, undated
65
Parade Ribbons
For the Hollywood Christmas Parade and the International 4th of July Parade.
1984-1986
65
Passport, thumbprints, and jury summons
1972-1977, 2003, undated
Phone calls – records of incoming and outgoing calls
Box
65
1974 (June-Oct.)
65
1974-1975 (Oct.-April)
65
1975 (April-Oct.)
65
1975-1976 (Oct.-Feb.)
65
1976 (Feb.-June)
65
1976 (June-Oct.)
65
1976-1977 (Oct.-Feb.)
65
1977 (Feb.-May)
65
1977 (May-Sept.)
65
1977 (Sept.-Dec.)
Photographic Slides
Box
150
Alps
1983
150
Amboise
June 1973
150
Antietam
August 1971
94
Artwork
1989, undated
150
Balboa’s Yacht and Racing
1980
94
B&B Concert – Jerry Lester’s son – Hawaii
1975
94
“Barnaby Jones”
undated
94
“Between Heaven and Hell”
undated
94
“The Beverly Hillbillies”
1992, undated
150
Boat and Ind. Race
1968-1969, undated
150
Boat Pictures
1962-1973, undated
126
Boat/Sailing Pictures 1
September 1976
126
Boat/Sailing Pictures 2
September 1976
126
Boat/Sailing Pictures 3
September 1976
150
Boise Castle
1973, undated
150
Border Country
June 1973
150
Border Country – Hermitage Castle – Hadrian’s Wall
1973
150
Brixham – Plymouth – Prentice-Hall Selections
January 1970
150
Building Construction
March 1977
150
Burnsides Bridge
July 1971
94
“Cabaret Dada” scenery
undated
150
Carberry Hill – Edinburgh
January 1970
150
Chesapeake Bay Appreciation Day – Governor Marvin Mandel
1970
150
Church – Int Royal Lahaina – Fishermen – Sugar Loading
May 1976
150
Construction
March 1976
150
Cornfield
July 1971
150
Coves – interior Smailholm Tower – Cessford Castle
1973
150
“The Daughters of Joshua Cabe” – Sandra Dee – Leif Erickson – Lesley Ann Warren – Don Stroud
undated
150
Disneyworld
1977
150
Disneyworld – Kimberly – [illegible] – Palm Beach [illegible]
1977
150
Dustin – New England coast – Nancy – various cats and dogs
1977
150
Dusty on Pike – Rebel Yell
November 1965
150
Ebsen and friends
December 1979
112
Ebsen at Walt Disney World Open Pro-Am Tournament
1971
150
Ebsen in group shots
In three small, white boxes.
undated
94
Ebsen on Polynesian Concept
Originally in an envelope labeled “Russ Tinsley took of Buddy on Polycon – 1983.”
1983
94
Ebsen painting in Hawaii
undated
150
Ebsen’s House – Newport
April 1969
150
England
July 1969
150
Ensenada
July 1970
150
First Army Corps.
July 1971
150
Graduation ceremony
June 1975
150
Hampton Court, Kiki going to school
January 1970
150
Honolulu on Ronnie Buru’s Beach Cat
1980
150
Impressionists – Normandy Beaches
June 1973
150
Kaltenberg Yard (?)
May 1976
Kanab
Box
150
Hawaii
June 1971
150
In two small boxes.
June 1971
150
Kettenburg Yard – Channel Isles
May 1976
150
Kiki – Cathy – Horse Show – Santa Barbara
December 1968
150
Kiki – Cathy – Horse Show – Waren Seaman – Sea Smoke
March 1969
150
Lahaina Street
May 1976
150
La Havre – Isle of Wight – Summer 1969
June 1970
150
Lincoln color slides – negatives of finished job
undated
150
London
August 1964
150
London – changing of the guard
August 1964
150
Maalaea Harbor
May 1976
150
Marina del Rey
December 1985
150
Maui
1979
150
Maui location scout
1979
150
Maui N.G.
May 1976
150
Miami – [illegible] race from the Hot Rod
1977
150
Mid-50s Miscellaneous
1958-1964
150
Miscellaneous
1966
150
Newport, R.I.
1977
150
New San Francisco Shine 3 Strts ABC
undated
150
Normandy Beaches – cemetery – French dancers
1969-1973
150
Off Florida – St. Pete to Ft. Lauderdale – Dusty – Dune Buggy – Ranch
March 1970
150
1-7B Glass Mounted Back-Up
undated
94
The Other Side of Oz cover
undated
150
Palm Beach
January 1970
150
Palm Beach Coast Guard
January 1970
150
Palm Beach Coast Guard Base
March 1970
94
Palos Verde, CA
1999
150
Peel Tower – Smailholm
1973
150
Pendleton Rodeo
March 1970
150
Plymouth
August 1969
126
Polynesian Concept
undated
150
Polynesian Concept – Pre-Launching
April 1968
Polynesian Concept – Prentice-Hall selections
Box
150
February 1970
150
July 1970
150
Polynesian Concept 2
undated
150
Polynesian Concept III Launching
1976
150
Polynesian Concept III Launching – C.C. trip
1970
150
Poole Race – Dartmoor Ponies – Prentice-Hall selections
October 1969
150
Possible building for Service Center – Ruth Moore Service Center
1983
150
Rebel Yell
1959
150
Royal Lahaina – Maui Surf Hotel
1979
Sailing
Box
94
1964-1976, undated
150
August 1969
150
July 1971
150
October 1973
150
April 1974
94
In a blue, three-ring notebook labeled “Polycon’s 1975 P.C.O.R.C.A. Regatta.”
1975, undated
150
December 1985
126
Undated
150
Sea [illegible] Polynesian Concept
undated
94
San Onofre – Nuclei
undated
150
Skiing – Polynesian Concept – In Front of House
February 1969
150
Southampton Loading Crusade
October 1969
150
St. Pete
February 1970
150
Strabolgis
August 1969
150
Turn to the Right – White on Black Sing-a-Long
undated
150
Warwick Castle – Evesham – Bath – one picture of Hadrian’s Wall
1973
94
"We’re All Riding on the Same Spaceship” – lyrics
In multiple languages.
undated
150
Zurich – Rome
1982
Assorted
Box
126
1958-1959
126
1960-1969
126
1966-1970
126
1971-1976
126
Includes a slide promoting “The Paradise Connection.”
1971-1978, undated
150
March 1973
150
October 1973
150
June 1974
126
June 1975
94
1975, 1989-1993, undated
126
February 1979
126
1980-1982
150
Undated
Photographs, Photographic Negatives, and Color Transparencies
Box
66
“The American Dancemachine”
undated
66
Aortic Valve Replacement
Originally in a frame with a note: “Buddy’s [heart] – 2 years after main aortic heart valve replacement by Dr. Starnes – perfect.”
2000
66
"The Apple of His Eye"
1970, undated
66
Artwork
1989-1998, undated
66
“Attack”
1956, undated
66
B&B Concert – Jerry Lester’s son – Hawaii
1975
66
“Banjo on My Knee”
undated
“Barnaby Jones”
Box
117
“Barnaby Jones” logo (framed)
undated
207
Ebsen and Lee Meriwether asleep (framed)
undated
66
Episode “The Deadlier Species” – “Boat Accident” photos
1975
66
Publicity shots
“Taken with family, horses, etc., at ranch.”
1972-1973
66
Wrap party – contact sheets
1974
66
Wrap party – 1976-1977 season
1977
66
Assorted
1972-1980, undated
91
“The Best Man”
In a photo album with a brown cover. Also includes promotional materials from “One More Time with Buddy Ebsen,” as well as letters from Gene Autry, Kirk Douglas, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon. Inserts that were originally in the photo album are in a separate folder.
1987-1988, undated
66
“Between Heaven and Hell”
1956-1960, undated
“The Beverly Hillbillies”
Box
87
Cast with the cast of “Green Acres” and “Petticoat Junction”
undated
66
England
undated
London
Box
66
1967
88
In a small, brown photo album. Includes a folder of photos, negatives, contact sheets, and clippings that were originally inserts in the photo album.
1967, undated
66
Special Events
undated
66
Viacom Promos
undated
66
Assorted
Includes a photo of boxer Max Baer, the father of Max Baer, Jr.
1962-1970, 1999-2002, undated
66
“Black Saddle”
undated
66
“Born to Dance”
Includes a letter, with accompanying materials, from Douglas Edwards, exhibitions and special programs coordinator for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, thanking Ebsen for his contribution to a recent program on motion picture dance direction.
1937, 1988, undated
66
Boy Scouts of America – Orange Empire Area Council
undated
66
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
undated
66
“Broadway Melody of 1936”
Includes a cigarette ad and a letter from Howard Prouty, acquisitions archivist at the Margaret Herrick Library of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
1996, undated
“Broadway Melody of 1938”
Box
66
Also includes a photocopy of German-language promotional materials for the film.
Undated
81
Two copies of a still of Ebsen, Eleanor Powell, and George Murphy; one copy is inscribed by Murphy to Ebsen.
Undated
92
Admiral Arleigh Burke
Inscribed by Burke to Ebsen: “In great appreciation for those ‘cats’ in Annapolis.” A note originally attached to the photo said, “Buddy donated his 2 catam. Boats to Adm. A. Burke in Annapolis.”
undated
"Cabaret Dada"
Box
66
Negatives
1983, undated
66
Photos – large formats
undated
81
Photos – oversize contact sheets
undated
67
Photos – small formats
1983, undated
67
Canoe Races in Catalina
1981
67
“Captain January”
undated
67
"Carousel"
undated
67
Celia Lipton Farris Benefit
1991
67
“The Champagne General”
Includes a short note from Daryl Burnside of Antrim Photography and Video regarding photos that he sent to Ebsen.
1965, undated
67
Charlie Chaplin – “A Night at an English Musical”
1911
67
“The Danny Kaye Show”
A photo of Ebsen, Kaye, Fess Parker, and Clint Eastwood.
1965
67
“Davy Crockett”
undated
67
Doolittle Raiders Luncheon (Torrance Airport, Torrance, CA)
Includes a letter that accompanied photos sent to Ebsen.
1987-1988
67
Donna Douglas
Includes Donna’s Critters & Kids by Douglas.
1996, undated
67
Ebsen
1936, undated
67
Ebsen
1989-1991, undated
123
Ebsen – Head Shot (large poster board)
undated
67
Ebsen – Head Shots
undated
67
Ebsen – Lieutenant Ebsen
1943, 1997
67
Ebsen – MGM publicity photos
1936, undated
67
Ebsen and “Barnaby Jones” co-stars – signed
undated
67
Ebsen and first wife Ruth Cambridge
1935-1936, undated
91
Ebsen and wife Dorothy
A photo in a frame with a clock.
undated
102
Ebsen and wife Dorothy
Two framed photos; one is in a frame with a music box.
undated
67
Ebsen and son Dustin on the U.S.S. Constitution
1966
67
Ebsen and Tony Martin
1991, undated
67
Ebsen and Lee Meriwether
1974, undated
67
Ebsen and Lee Meriwether – police graduation ceremony
1975
Ebsen and George Murphy
Box
81
Undated
117
Undated (matted)
176
A photo of Ebsen, Murphy, and two unidentified men.
Undated (framed)
67
Ebsen and Richard Nixon
undated
67
Ebsen and Eleanor Powell
1981
67
Ebsen and siblings as children
1913-1920, undated
67
Ebsen and Lee Trevino (signed)
undated
67
Ebsen artifacts
2012, undated
91
Ebsen as Admiral Jed Clampett
undated
67
Ebsen as Barnaby Jones – signed
undated
67
Ebsen as Jed Clampett – signed
undated
67
Ebsen as Jed Clampett
undated
53
Ebsen as Jed Clampett (oversize)
1962
67
Ebsen as Lincoln
1977, undated
67
Ebsen at “Birth of a Nation” parties
1973
67
Ebsen at Long Beach V.A. Hospital
1981
67
Ebsen at the University of Florida
1983
67
Ebsen at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
undated
90
Ebsen-Dorothy Knott wedding (Maui, HI)
Box
95
In a photo album labeled “Our Wedding.” Includes slides in a page of plastic holders.
1985
90
In a brown photo album. Two large-format photos that were originally inserts in the photo album are in a separate folder.
1985, undated
67
Ebsen family photos
1908, 1939, 1991, undated
67
Ebsen in Europe
1967, undated
67
Ebsen in footwear
Originally accompanied footwear in the collection.
2001, undated
67
Ebsen in straw hat
Originally accompanied a straw hat in the collection.
1996, undated
67
Ebsen in “That’s Entertainment" group photo
undated
210
Ebsen in “That’s Entertainment" group photo (framed)
undated
67
Ebsen in various outfits
Originally accompanied clothes in the collection.
1967-1975, undated
67
Ebsen in wool sweaters
Originally accompanied clothes in the collection.
1976, undated
67
Ebsen on “The Dean Martin Show”
undated
67
Ebsen receiving an award from the city of Anaheim, CA
undated
67
Ebsen receiving the Golden Baton with Dr. Ernst Katz
1988
Ebsen’s 90th Birthday
Box
88
In a small photo album labeled “Photo Album.” Includes as an insert a letter from Stephen Cox (author of The Beverly Hillbillies), who compiled the photo album and sent it to Ebsen.
1998
96
In a photo album with a blue cover. Includes as an insert a printout of a picture of the birthday cake for Ebsen’s 92nd birthday.
1998-2000
67
Ebsen’s Star at Universal
1987, undated
67
Ebsen visiting Wadsworth VA Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
1984
67
Ebsen with oil drum and cello bow
Originally accompanied the oil drum and cello bow (see below).
1984, undated
67
Ebsen with saxophone
undated
102
Ebsen with saxophone
A cropped, enlarged picture of Ebsen from the Orlando High School Band photo (see below). In a frame with a music box.
undated
67
Ebsen with sextant
undated
68
C.L. Ebsen, 1943
undated
68
Family
Originally in a photo album.
1986, undated
68
“Fire on the Mountain”
undated
68
“Floogle Street”
undated
68
“Flying Colors”
1933
68
“Four Girls in White”
1938
68
“The Girl of the Golden West”
undated
“Good Night Ladies!”
Box
53
Oversize
undated
68
1942, undated
207
Grandparents’ home – Denmark (framed)
undated
88
Grossen Alpenfahrt [Big Alpine Trip] (photo album)
1988
68
"Gunsmoke"
undated
95
Gypsy Awards (Professional Dancers Society)
In a photo album with Ebsen in a red jacket on the cover.
2000
68
Hawaiian party
undated
68
Hollywood Palace
undated
68
"Honest John"
undated
68
Horse named Barnaby Chex
Includes brochures and clippings.
1978, undated
68
Ice Capades
1966
68
“The Interns”
1962
68
Harvey Johnson’s set idea for “Nine Bells”
undated
68
Kelly's Quest
2001, undated
68
“The Kid from Texas”
undated
68
James H. Kimberly
1967-1969, 1993, undated
68
Knot’s Berry Farm Ghost Town
1981, undated
68
Laughlin, NV, and Branson, MO
1993, undated
68
“The Magnificent Yankee”
undated
68
“Mail Order Bride”
1964-1966, undated
68
“The Male Animal”
1947, undated
68
“The Man from Home”
undated
68
Zeke Manners
undated
68
“Mary, Queen of Hearts”
undated
“Mister Roberts”
Box
95
Chicago production
In a photo album labeled "Photographs." Includes clippings about the show.
1953
68
Includes photos from the Chicago production.
1953, undated
207
Mrs. Ebsen (framed)
undated
68
“My Lucky Star”
1938, undated
68
“Night People”
1953-1954, undated
68
“Nine Bells” – Negatives – pictures of sets
Includes a handwritten note.
1980, undated
68
“Northwest Passage”
undated
68
“The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band”
1971-1972, undated
90
“One More Time with Buddy Ebsen”
In a blue photo album that includes clippings and promotional materials.
1987-1988, undated
68
Orlando High School Band
undated
68
Orlando Welcome-Home Parade
The photos were originally in a frame with a 1959 clipping about the 1939 parade for Buddy Ebsen Day.
1939, 1959
68
The Other Side of Oz
1994, undated
68
"Our Town"
1972, undated
68
“Paint Your Wagon”
undated
68
“Parachute Battalion”
1940-1941, undated
68
"The Paradise Connection"
1979, undated
68
"Perfect Pitch"
undated
Polynesian Concept
Box
68
Color Transparencies
1983, undated
68
Negatives
undated
Photos
Box
118
Ebsen on Polynesian Concept (framed)
undated
68
in England – Isle of Wight
1969
68
in Hawaii
undated
68
1967-1969, undated
68
1967-1974, undated
69
“Variety of photos displayed at Long Beach Boat Show 1975.”
1975
69
1975-1985, undated
69
1976, 1994, undated
69
Undated
53
Undated
69
“The Poor Nut”
1933, undated
69
“Red Garters”
1954
69
“Rodeo King and the Senorita”
undated
69
Rollins College (Winter Park, FL)
1983, undated
69
Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Originally attached to the painting (see above). Also includes a clipping.
undated
69
Roy Clark Theatre
A photo of the marquee promoting Ebsen’s appearance; originally accompanied a VHS tape of his performance (see above).
1992
Sailing
Box
69
Moira
Ebsen’s first boat.
undated
69
1947, 1964-1967, undated
69
In a photo album labeled “Memories”; also includes clippings and, as inserts, photos and contact sheets.
1968-1970, 1997-1998
96
In a photo album labeled “Dow.” Includes clippings.
1968-1969, undated
69
1968-1984, undated
81
1976 (oversize)
117
1976 (matted)
112
Undated (two – oversize)
99
Undated (framed)
69
Chuck Scardina – “Desert Sun”
undated
69
School – group photo with Ebsen
undated
“Show Boat”
Box
210
“Partial cast of ‘Showboat’ revival – 1946 – Ziegfeld Theater – Buddy Ebsen – pianist Max Showalter.”
1946 (framed)
69
Undated
69
“A Shower of Stars”
1981
69
“Silver City Bonanza”
undated
69
Silver collection
2012, undated
69
“Sing Your Worries Away”
1941
69
Space Shuttle Orbiter
undated
69
“The Spirit of Creation”
undated
69
Star Boat
Photos of Ebsen’s first boat.
undated
91
“Stone Fox”
A photo album (picture of a sunset on the cover) compiled and given to Ebsen by Mark Wood, the third assistant director on the movie. Photos, clippings, shooting schedules, and other materials that were originally inserts in the photo album are in a separate folder.
1986-1987, undated
69
“That’s Dancing!”
1984
69
Theatre exteriors with Ebsen’s name on the Marquees
1947-1949, undated
69
“They Met in Argentina”
1941, undated
69
“The Tiny Tree”
undated
69
“Turn to the Right”
undated
69
“Under Mexicali Stars”
undated
69
“Utah Wagon Train”
undated
69
Jack Valenti
undated
69
“Whoopee”
A B&W photo of Meredith Howard, who was featured in “Whoopee,” autographed to Ebsen from her, and a B&W photo of “Charlie” (possibly Charles Mayon), autographed to Ebsen and Vilma.
1930, undated
“The Wizard of Oz”
Box
212
Ebsen as the Tin Man (framed)
undated
69
B&W photos and a B&W negative with Ebsen as the Tin Man.
1939, undated
69
“Wizard of Oz” Festival (Chesterton, IN)
1994
69
“Yellow Jack”
undated
69
“Yokel Boy”
A note on the folder in which the photos were originally kept said, “producer – Lou Brown – Buddy had 10% in it – with Buddy for 6 months – with Dixie Dunbar, Phil Silvers, Mark Plant, Jackie Heller, Lou Hern.”
1939, undated
69
Assorted Color Transparencies
undated
69
Assorted Negatives
undated
Assorted Photos
Box
53
1930, undated
69
1930-1936
88
In a photo album with a red cover. Photos and an issue of “Branson’s Country Review” that were originally inserts in the photo album are in a separate folder.
1937, 1983-1992, undated
69
1940-1947
69
1950-1956
101
In a small photo album with a white cover. Photos that were originally inserts in the photo album are in a separate folder.
1959, 1993-2002, undated
69
1961-1969
69
1970-1979
70
1980-1989
100
1985-1988
70
1991-1999
93
In a photo album with a cut-out of Ebsen and Dorothy Ebsen on the cover. Includes photos celebrating Dorothy’s becoming a U.S. citizen. Photos that were originally inserts in the photo album are in a separate folder.
1994-1998, undated
88
In a small photo album with a blue cover.
1997, undated
92
In a large photo album with a cloth cover of men riding horses. Photos that were originally inserts in the photo album are in a separate folder.
1999-2001, undated
97
In a small photo album with flowers on the cover.
2000, undated
70
2000-2003
70
2012
93
In a small photo album with a fur cover. Photos that were originally inserts in the photo album are in a separate folder.
Undated
70
Contact Sheets
undated
70
Large Formats
undated
100
Large Formats
undated
53
Large Formats
undated
70
Small Formats
undated
100
Small Formats
undated
With Accompanying Negatives
Box
70
Large formats
undated
71
Small formats
undated
100
Small formats
undated
Poems and Lyrics
Box
71
“Alone Again with Me”
undated
71
“Ballin’ the Jack”
undated
71
“Bindra”
undated
71
“Castle in the Air”
undated
71
“Cherub”
undated
71
“Crazies”
undated
71
Current songs in work
undated
71
“Desert Song”
undated
71
“Dizzy Dreams”
undated
71
“Everything’s Okay”
undated
71
“Feel Good About Me”
undated
71
“For Benny, with Love”
undated
71
“Hey Hey…That’s Dancing”
undated
71
“Hollywierd”
undated
71
“I Own a Palomino”
undated
71
“I Was Only Kidding”
undated
71
“Love Letters”
undated
71
“Luv Pome for BEJ”
undated
71
“A Monster Who Lives Inside”
undated
71
“The Ocean Talks”
undated
71
“Ode to Ruby Keeler”
1983, undated
71
“O’er the Stands in Flaming Orange”
undated
71
“A Poem for Dorothy”
1996
71
"The Rail Bird"/“About Rail Birds”
undated
71
“Rock and Roll Lovin,’”
undated
71
“Settle Down”
undated
71
“Short One”/“Short Two”/“Short Three”/“Short Four”/“Short Five”/“Short Six”/ “Short Seven”/“Short Eight”/“Short Nine”/“Short Ten (Sunday)”
undated
71
“So Quite Alive”
undated
71
“The Spell”
undated
71
“Star-Crossed Lovers”
undated
71
“This is How They Live in Space”
undated
71
“Thunderheads”
undated
71
“A Time in Memphis”
undated
71
Untitled
undated
71
Politics
Includes correspondence, clippings, and issues of “Battle Cry” (Westwood Republican Club, Inc., Los Angeles, CA) and the California Water Resources Association’s “Newsletter” (Glendale, CA).
1966-1978, undated
71
Power of Attorney and funeral arrangements
1995
Publications
Box
Publications with articles about or mentions of Ebsen
Box
71
"Barnaby Jones"
1973
53
“The Beverly Hillbillies” - "The Saturday Evening Post"
1963
117
“The Beverly Hillbillies” - "The Saturday Evening Post" (framed)
A framed copy of the February 2, 1963, issue, which features the TV series on the cover and an article in the issue; a photocopy of the first page of the article is attached to the back.
1963
71
"The Beverly Hillbillies"
1962-1969
71
“The Wizard of Oz” – “TV Guide”
2000
71
1932-1939
71
1943-1958
71
1963-1969
71
1970-1972
71
1973
72
1974
72
1975
72
1976
72
1977
72
1978-1979
72
1980-1982
72
1983-1984
72
1985
72
1986
72
1987-1988
72
1989
72
1990
73
1990
73
1991
73
1992
73
1993
73
1994
73
1995
73
1996
73
1997
74
1998
74
1999
74
2000
74
2001
74
2002
74
2003
75
2003
75
“Confederate Veteran”
1927-1932
Assorted
Box
75
1928-1937, 1948-1950
75
1971, 1983-1989, 2001
75
“Publicity Campaign for Buddy Ebsen – Confidential”
undated
Sailing
Box
Books
Box
84
Eagle – America’s Square-Rigger by George Putz (Globe Pequot Press)
Includes as inserts two inscriptions and a clipping.
1986
81
Great Sea Battles by Oliver Warner (MacMillan Co.)
Inscribed to Ebsen by Paul Henning.
1963
84
The Pictorial History of the America’s Cup Races by Robert W. Carrick (Viking Press)
Inscribed to Ebsen by Paul Henning.
1964
84
Watch Officer’s Guide by Captain Russell Willson (United States Naval Institute)
1941
Certificates and awards
Box
186
ETI Corral 63 – Horse Show – Grand Marshall (metal plate)
1968
98
Polynesian Voyaging Society – certification of crew (plaque)
1976
75
Assorted
1973-1980
160
Chronometer watch (Hamilton – mounted)
In a wooden box labeled “Yacht Turquoise.”
undated
109
Compass
In a wooden box labeled “Yacht Turquoise.”
undated
163
Compass
undated
Cups, mugs, bowls, plaques, and trophies
Box
154
American Cancer Society – 1977 Hobie Cat – Sponsor Awards – 1st place
1977
154
American Cancer Society – 1977 Hobie Cat – Sponsor Awards – 2nd place
1977
155
Argosy – 1974 – II
1974
157
Argosy – 1975 – I
1975
156
The Brigade of Midshipmen
"A few Americans realize the extraordinary value of off-shore sail training in the professional development of Naval officers. Mr. Buddy Ebsen, donor of two Polynesian Concepts 'Sundowners,' is such a man. With great appreciation, the Brigade of Midshipmen, December 1977."
1977
154
BYC – Catalina Island Race – 1964 – Class C – III
1964
158
BYC – Frank Wood III Trophy – 1962 – Buddy Ebsen – Turquoise
1962
154
BYC – III
undated
154
BYC – III – Summer Regatta
1965
157
First PCORCA National Championships – 1975 (metal plate only)
1975
155
14 Mile Bank – First ORCA to Finish
undated
155
14 Mile Bank – I
undated
154
GSC CAF 44 – Hobie Regatta ’77 – Thank You
1977
154
LAYC Mid-Winter Catalina Island – IV, class C – “Turquoise” – B. Ebsen
undated
176
Lido Isle Yacht Club – 1st Place
1959
154
Memorial Day 1959 – I
1959
157
Mid-Winter Regatta – 1966 (wooden base only)
1966
157
Mid-Winter Regatta – 1973 – Polynesian Concept (wooden base only)
1973
155
NHYC – I
undated
154
NHYC Race Week – II
undated
154
NHYC Spring Series – III
undated
156
NOSA – 14 Mile Bank Race – OR Cats – First to Finish
undated
156
NOSA – 14 Mile Bank Race – OR Cats – I
undated
155
NOSA – 14 Mile Bank Race – OR Cats – I
undated
157
NOSA – 14 Mile Bank Race – OR Cats – II
undated
155
NOSA – 1963 – Argosy – OR – II
1963
157
NOSA – 1963 – Argosy – OR – II
1963
157
NOSA – 1968 – Alamitos Bay Argosy – OR Cats – I
1968
155
NOSA – 1968 – Alamitos Bay Argosy – OR Cats – II
1968
155
NOSA – 1968 – Ensenada Race – Catamaran Trophy – II
1968
155
NOSA – 1970 – Alamitos Bay Argosy – OR Cats – I
1970
155
NOSA – 1970 – Alamitos Bay Argosy – OR Cats – I
1970
155
NOSA – 1971 – Alamitos Bay Argosy – OR Cats – I
1971
155
NOSA – 1971 – Ensenada Race
1971
155
NOSA – 1972 – Alamitos Bay Argosy – OR Cats – I
1972
156
180 Round Island Race
undated
154
Opening Day Regatta – 1959
1959
162
PCORCA First National Championship – 1975 – 2nd place (metal handle only)
1975
156
Polynesian Concept
"Oh Lord! Thy sea is so great and my boat is so small."
undated
157
San Clemente Island Race – 1966 – Catamarans – 1st Elapsed – Allez Cat – Buddy Ebsen
1966
156
San Clemente Island Race – 1966 – Catamarans – II – Allez Cat Buddy Ebsen
1966
163
Santa Monica – CRA – Star Class – 3rd Place – won by Moira
undated
154
SCYA Mid-Winter Regatta 1957 – III
1957
156
16th Annual Yacht Race - Newport to Ensenada
1965
158
SlBYC Mid-Winter Tune-Ups – 1973 – Orca – 2nd place
1973
158
SlBYC Mid-Winter Tune-Ups – 1976 – Orca – 2nd
1976
154
SlBYC Sunday Sailor Series – 1973 – Orca I
1973
161
3rd Skipper – Season 38 (metal ashtray)
undated
155
Thistle ’63 – Southern California District – 4th
1963
160
Transpacific Race – 1968 – Buddy Ebsen – Skipper
1968
158
Transpacific Race – 1968 – 1st – Polynesian Concept – Buddy Ebsen
1968
161
Transpacific Yacht Club – Honolulu Race – 1973 – crew member (marble base)
1973
154
Yuletide PT Fermin Race – 1968 – Orca I – Polynesian Concept
1968
160
Yuletide Race – 1971 – Orca – 1
The metal sail is separated and broken into two pieces.
1971
154
I
undated
154
I
undated
154
II
undated
154
II
undated
154
II
undated
154
II
undated
154
II
undated
154
II
undated
154
II
undated
154
III
undated
154
III
undated
155
Unidentified cup
undated
146
Ebsen narrating 5 reels of 1966 Newport-Ensenada Yacht Race (audio – 7” reel)
1967
Film
Box
159
“Buddy Ebsen – Polycon IV” – edited print – Dana Point launching (16mm – 1 reel)
1977
159
“Passing the Columbia” (16mm – 1 reel)
1972
149
San Clemente Island (8mm – 1 reel)
undated
149
8mm (1 reel)
undated
149
16mm (2 rolls)
In a CFI box; includes paperwork.
1970
149
16mm (1 roll)
In a CFI box.
undated
149
16mm (4 rolls)
In a CFI box.
undated
148
Super 8mm (1 reel)
In a Goldberg Relflex box.
undated
149
Super 8mm (1 roll)
In a small Kodachrome box.
undated
149
35mm (1 roll)
In a CFI box; includes paperwork.
1967
75
Financial
1975
75
First Annual California Stag Cruise
1975-1976
129
Imi Loa – Capsize (audio cassette)
1971
189
Micrometer sextant (C. Plath)
Labeled “Tacht Turquoise.” Includes an instruction booklet and a certificate.
1961
75
Naval Academy
Includes clippings, correspondence, schedules of events to which Ebsen was invited, and a photocopy of a deed of gift for catamarans that Ebsen donated to the Naval Academy Sailing Foundation, Inc.
1969-1978, undated
Newport Beach to Ensenada Yacht Race
Box
157
Plaques (7)
1963-1973
75
Assorted
1966
146
Notes – the true log of the Polynesian Concept # 1 (audio – 5” reel)
undated
Polynesian Concept
Box
Crew meetings
Box
146
# 1-A – May 26, 1968 (audio – 5” reel)
1968
146
# 1-B – May 26, 1968/# 2-A – June 12, 1968 (audio – 5” reel)
1968
146
# 2-B – June 12, 1968 (audio – 5” reel)
1968
146
# 2-C – June 12, 1968 (audio – 5” reel)
1968
127
Narration (audio cassette)
undated
93
Yacht Log Book, Guest Register and Radio/Telephone Log
Labeled “Captain Buddy Ebsen – U.S.A.”
1960
75
Assorted
1968-1977, 1994-1996, undated
Polynesian Concept, Inc.
Box
75
Articles of Incorporation and stock certificate
1967
75
Brochures
1971-1973, undated
75
Financial
1967-1985, undated
75
Assorted
1973-1977, undated
Polynesian Concept II
Box
75
Guestbook “Guests Aboard ‘Polynesian Concept II’”
Includes as inserts course charts, a clipping, a letter, and an invitation.
1969-1988, undated
75
Assorted
undated
75
Round the Island Races
1969
177
Transistor radio direction finder (Apelco)
According to a note on the box in which the transistor was received, it was used on the Polynesian Concept during 1968 Transpacific Crossing from Long Beach to Maui.
undated
163
Tritium gas capsule (Offshore Instruments Ld., London, England)
undated
75
Turquoise
Includes contracts, leases, and correspondence.
1961-1970, undated
139
U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD) – Admiral McKee v. Ebsen – May 7, 1978 (U-matic)
1978
75
U.S.S. Pocatello
Ebsen served on the patrol frigate in 1944 and 1945. Includes correspondence from crew mates and a photo of the ship.
1985-1989, 2003, undated
75
The Wavertree
1970, undated
146
World Cat Cruise/Jurgen Wagner to Rudy (audio – 7” reel)
undated
75
Assorted
1968-1978, 1993-1995, undated
"Save the Hollywood Sign"
Box
175
Plaque
1979
75
Assorted
1978, undated
Scotland
Box
114
Poster “Scotland of Old”
undated
75
Assorted
A clipping, a set of reproductions of historical documents, and a photocopy of an essay by Graeme R. Hay.
1987, undated
75
Screen Actors Guild
undated
75
Dinah Shore
A letter, clippings, a photo, and two copies of a program for a 1991 Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce event honoring Shore as “Citizen of the Year.”
1991, undated
Bud Shuster
Box
84
Believing in America by Bud Shuster (William Morrow and Co., Inc.)
Inscribed to Ebsen by Shuster.
1983
Nancy Kulp – congressional election
Kulp, who co-starred with Ebsen in “The Beverly Hillbillies,” ran for the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s ninth district against incumbent Elmer Greinert “Bud” Shuster, and Ebsen publicly supported Shuster.
Box
146
Radio spots (audio – 7” reel)
1984
75
Assorted
Includes correspondence and clippings.
1984
Signatures
Box
75
Fabric
undated
75
Labels
undated
75
Assorted
undated
83
Silver Collecting - “Monumental Silver: Selections from the Gilbert Collection” by William Ezelle Jones (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
1977
75
St. Clair County Historical Society (Belleville, IL)
2003-2007, undated
St. Louis Walk of Fame
Box
Books
Box
84
St. Louis Walk of Fame: 75 Great St. Louisans (St. Louis Walk of Fame)
Ebsen is mentioned in the book. Includes as an insert a letter to Ebsen.
1998
84
St. Louis Walk of Fame: The First 50
Ebsen is mentioned in the book. Includes as inserts four clippings, three photos, and a letter.
1991-1994, undated
120
Induction award
1991
134
Induction ceremony (VHS - 2 copies)
1991
135
Walk of Fame (raw) and interview (VHS)
Sent to Ebsen by Harold R. Ziegler of Granite City, IL. Sent to Ebsen by Harold R. Ziegler of Granite City, IL. Includes the following note from Ziegler: “Dear Mr. Ebsen, Here’s your copy of your time in St. Louis. Hope you enjoy it. Please let me know if you received the tape. It was a pleasure to meet you.”
1994
“Stone Fox” – Books
Box
84
Steinadler by John Reynolds Gardiner (Abenteuer)
German-language translation of the book Stone Fox; inscribed to Dorothy Ebsen by author Gardiner.
1996
84
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner (HarperTrophy)
The basis for the 1987 TV movie starring Ebsen. Inscribed to Ebsen and Dorothy by “Jamie.” Includes as inserts two short notes to Ebsen and Dorothy—one is from “Jamie.”
1983, undated
Swimming
Box
International Swimming Hall of Fame
Ebsen was awarded the Gold Medallion in 1996.
Box
121
Gold Medallion (display case)
1996
135
Honoree vignettes – 1996 (VHS)
1996
64
Assorted
1996-2003
Swimming medals
Box
120
Display case
undated
120
Medal information
A box containing smaller boxes that originally contained the medals that Ebsen won. Most of the boxes list type of medal (e.g., silver), place (e.g., second), event (e.g., 100-yard back stroke), and school (e.g., Orlando).
1927, undated
Shirley Temple – Fifth Annual American Cinema Awards (American Cinema Awards Foundation)
Temple was an honoree at the awards ceremony.
1988
Box
127
Ebsen speech rehearsal (audio cassette)
1988
75
Assorted
Includes a program with a still of Temple and Ebsen from “Captain January.” Also includes notes that Ebsen made for his speech at the ceremony and an invitation to an American Cinema Awards Foundation Thanksgiving Gala at which Temple was a “special guest star.”
1988
75
The Thalians – Twenty-Ninth Annual Gala Ball
1984
Unproduced and Uncompleted Projects
Box
“An Armful of Warm Girl”
Box
75
Options
1978-1985, undated
76
Screenplays
Two copies of a screenplay, based on the novel by W.M. Spackman, by “Brigitt and Jon Christiansen.”
1980, undated
76
“The Audit”
1972-1974, undated
76
“Backstage with Buddy Ebsen”
undated
“Barnaby Takes a Vacation”/“Vacation with Terror”
1976-1977, undated
Box
76
Scripts
Five copies titled “Barnaby Takes a Vacation,” and three titled “Vacation with Terror.” One of the former includes a note in which Ebsen says that the authors of the script, “Jon and Brigitt Christiansen,” are Ebsen and daughter Bonnie.
1976-1977, undated
76
“Twelve Reasons for Doing ‘Barnaby Takes a Vacation,’”
1976-1977
128
Work tape (audio cassette)
undated
76
Assorted
1976-1977, undated
76
“Beverly Hillbillies” project
A letter of intent from Ebsen – dated six months before he passed away – to be “part of the proposed made-for-television Beverly Hillbillies movie, based in part on my life experiences that relate to my time on the Beverly Hillbillies television series.” Also includes resumes for the producers of the proposed project. The documents originally accompanied a VHS copy of “Surviving Gilligan’s Island” (see above), which was produced by Larry Germain, one of the producers of the proposed project.
2003, undated
76
“The Boss” – notes and other notes – “Into the Night”
1941, undated
"Ebsen on the Thames”
Jack Howells, a Welsh documentary filmmaker whose film “A Tribute to Dylan Thomas” won the 1963 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subjects, worked with Ebsen on a treatment for TV documentaries that were to feature Ebsen.
Box
148
“A Tribute to Dylan Thomas” (16mm film)
undated
76
Assorted
1967-1968, undated
“Ensenada”
Box
Scripts
Box
76
Three copies of a script by Ebsen and Jerry Lester.
Undated
81
One copy of the script a green, three-ring binder that also includes handwritten notes and “assistant directors breakdown” sheets.
Undated
76
Synopsis and Writers Guild of America West registration
1966-1975, undated
76
“Everybody’s Doing It”
“Synopsis of a Story for Motion Pictures.”
1989-1990, undated
76
“Female Seminary”
“Script and television idea” by Ebsen and Skeets Gallagher.
1950, undated
76
“The Fitz John Porter Affair”
1991, undated
76
"Honest John Series"
1999
76
"How Christmas Came to Planet X"
1967, undated
76
Ideas and future projects
1950, 1984-1989, undated
77
“I Gotta Get Out of This Business”
1974, undated
“I’m in the Mood for Love”
Box
77
Handwritten notes
1946
77
Synopsis
“A story line for a motion picture suggested by some adventures in the life of Jimmy McHugh.”
undated
“Is This All?”
Box
77
Act I, Scene 1 and notes
undated
77
Discarded dialogue
undated
77
“John Cavendish”
In a red, three-ring notebook. Also includes notes on writing short stories labeled “UCLA – Maren Elwood’s Short Story” and a synopsis of “The Pollard Story” (see below).
1959, undated
77
“Melt Down”
Includes story treatments and handwritten notes for a Barnaby Jones story.
1986-1988, undated
“Moonrocks and the Commander”
Box
77
Correspondence
1971-1972, undated
77
Notes
1971, undated
77
Scripts
undated
77
Assorted
1971-1972
77
"My War"
1977-1997, undated
77
Notes for a play
undated
“The Pollard Story/“Pollard of the Plains”
Box
77
Manuscript and notes
undated
77
Scripts
Four copies.
undated
77
Synopsis and notes
undated
77
“The Protégé”
1974
77
“Rendezvous Time”
Described by Ebsen as a “story line for a motion picture suggested by some adventures in the life of Jimmy McHugh.”
undated
77
“The Replacement”
Box
129
Work tape (audio cassette)
undated
77
Assorted
1973-1996, undated
77
“Safe the World”
undated
77
Series idea – Paul Henning and Buddy Atkinson
1981-1991, undated
77
“Sol”
“A musical based on Solomon and Sheba.”
1975
77
“Todd Story”
1963
78
“The Wayward Frigate”
undated
78
“The Woman’s World” (“The Dog House”)
undated
78
“You Go to Your Church”
1946, undated
78
Untitled play
“An untitled play in three acts and seven scenes by Christian Ebsen Jr.”
undated
122
U.S. Flag
Given to Ebsen by U.S. Rep. Barry Goldwater, Jr.; a note from Goldwater and a certificate are attached.
1977
78
USO-Los Angeles Area Distinguished American Award Dinner Honoring Nancy Reagan
1985
78
Vatican pass
1982
“Walt – The Man Behind the Myth”
digital ahcdm_12733_023
DVD
undated
Box
59
Holiday card
Originally attached to the above DVD.
undated
Wedding – Dorothy Knott
Box
134
Ceremony (VHS)
Includes a blank Sheraton Maui postcard.
1985
78
Wedding announcement
1985
125
“Whoopee” – vinyl record – “Whoopee: Smithsonian American Musical Theater Series”
1978
“The Wizard of Oz”
Box
78
“The Baum Bugle”
1979-1992
Books
Box
84
Cooking in Oz by Elaine Willingham and Steve Cox (Cumberland House)
Includes the recipe for “Dorothy and Buddy’s Cabbage Rolls” and two photos of Ebsen. Inscribed to Ebsen by each co-author.
1999
84
Dorothy of Oz by Roger S. Baum (William Morrow and Co., Inc.)
Inscribed to Ebsen by Baum. Includes as inserts two clippings.
1989, 1994-1998
85
Flesh and Fantasy by Penny Stallings with Howard Mandelbaum (St. Martin’s Press)
Ebsen and “The Wizard of Oz” are mentioned.
1978
85
The Green Star of Oz by Roger S. Baum (Overmountain Press)
Two copies; each is inscribed to Ebsen by Baum.
2000
85
The Making of “The Wizard of Oz” by Aljean Harmetz (Alfred A. Knopf)
Includes as inserts a clipping, a copy of an interview with Ebsen by Harmetz, and a copy of a letter from Ebsen to the Los Angeles Times regarding a column that mentioned Ebsen and the movie.
1977-1979, 1992-1998
85
The Mysterious Chronicles of Oz by Onyx Madden (Dennis Landman Publishers)
Inscribed to Ebsen by Madden.
1985
81
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (JellyBean Press)
A condensed and illustrated version of the novel. Includes as an insert a clipping.
1991
85
The Wizard of Oz – The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History by John Fricke, Jay Scarfone, and Wiliam Stillman (Warner Books)
Inscribed to Ebsen by Fricke. Includes as inserts three photos of Ebsen at a “Wizard of Oz” museum and “Wizard of Oz” events, as well as a birthday card (with an image of Ebsen as the Tin Man) from “Helen and Bill.”
1989, undated
50th Anniversary
Box
215
Coat
1989
78
Publicity Materials
1989
78
The International Wizard of Oz Club, Inc. – membership directory
Ebsen is listed as a member.
1986
78
“My Most Frightening Moment”
An essay by Ebsen about his experiences during the film’s production.
1986
78
“Wizard of Oz” Festival (Chesterton, IN)
1994
78
Assorted
1986-1987, 1994-2000, undated
78
YMCA – Friends of F. Ruth Moore – Tribute Luncheon (Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA)
1979
78
“Yokel Boy” – sheet music
1939
Assorted artifacts
Box
157
American Numismatic Association coasters (4)
undated
122
banner – “Buddy Ebsen – Just for Laughs”
undated
161
bowls – metal (2 – small and medium)
undated
162
chafing dish (silver – 5 pieces)
undated
210
Civil War mementos (framed)
“Presented to Buddy Ebsen – Sharpsburg, Maryland, Maryland – May 28, 1977 – from Jerry and Rose Shafer, Donald and Betty Blood, and Edward and Joan Cochran.” Most of the mementos are no longer attached; some are in accompanying plastic bags.
1977, undated
157
Coast Guard Academy Foundation (marble base)
undated
161
condiments set (metal and glass)
undated
161
creamer (metal)
undated
161
cups (metal – 2)
One is engraved “Buddy.”
undated
186
cymbal – “Status Cymbal – Buddy Ebsen Producer – TTTR [Turn to the Right] – 3-8-81”
1981
197
director’s chair – “Buddy Ebsen”
undated
167
Disney World – opening (marble base)
1971
161
glass and metal top – Dorothy C. Thorpe Inc.
undated
198
guitar
In a carrying case.
undated
157
Harry S. Truman Library, Independence, MO, metal key
undated
157
“Hello Doggies” wrist watch
undated
108
liquor bottles (empty) – crystal (4)
undated
158
medal with attached ribbon – “Alcalde of Ybor City – Brandon Barszcz 1988”
1988
110
melodica (Hohner) in small plastic case
undated
187
metal pitcher
undated
187
metal teapot – Victorian Rose – Wm. Rogers & Son
1902
187
metal teapot with separated top – Victorian Rose – Wm. Rogers & Son
1901
162
model cannon – Moonlite Marine, Costa Mesa, CA
undated
107
model – sailboat (brass)
Designed by California artists John and Don DeMott.
1975
202
model – sailboat Polynesian Concept in display case
undated
181
model with piano keys and hands
1988
165
nebulizers (2)
Includes the following note: “Buddy Ebsen’s nebulizer, used by him for 14 years following near-fatal reaction to Tin Man make-up.”
undated
190
oil drum and cello bow
undated
212
painting – Ebsen as Barnaby Jones
Signed “NTB.”
undated
157
paperweight (acrylic - diamond-shaped)
undated
157
paperweight (metal – giraffe)
undated
158
plate – large (silver)
undated
161
plates – small (metal – 3)
undated
207
“Sail Plan of the U. S. Frigate CONSTITUTION” (plaque)
undated
199
saxophone
In a carrying case with a towel and multiple reeds and components.
undated
163
sculpture – “Together…A New Beginning” by Rodelle Karpman
Made for the 1980 Republican National Convention.
1980
164
sculptures from Indi Islands (wood – 2)
Includes four pieces broken from the sculptures.
undated
156
Spelling-Goldberg Productions – metal bowl - Buddy Ebsen – MOW – 1972
Ebsen starred in the company's 1972 TV-movie “The Daughters of Joshua Cabe.”
1972
161
teapot (silver)
undated
186
tray (metal) – “L.W. MacDonald – Trophy Won by Mrs. Rod LaRocque”
undated
186
trays (metal – 3)
undated
200
“Turquoise” boat model display
The “Turquoise” logo is separated from the display.
undated
171
vaporizer
undated
Assorted audio cassettes
Box
129
Act Translation – Ermude (German)
undated
129
“The Company of Songs”
undated
127
“A Conversation with Buddy Ebsen” – Everett Rice
1992
127
Ebsen discussing possible story line with tax accountant
undated
127
Ebsen memorizing lines for a “Barnaby Jones” script
Also includes Ebsen singing at an unidentified event.
undated
128
Ebsen memorizing lines for a “Barnaby Jones” script
The other side is a recording of an Adventurers’ Club Christmas party (see above).
undated
128
Ebsen memorizing lines for a “Barnaby Jones” episode
The other side is a recording of the song “Lahaina” (see above).
undated
127
Ebsen memorizing lines for a “Barnaby Jones” script
undated
129
Ebsen memorizing lines for an unidentified project
The other side is Zeke Manners on piano singing “Audience” (see above).
undated
127
Ebsen speaking at New Castle School
undated
127
Ebsen speaking to cab driver in NY
undated
128
Ebsen’s recordings of ads for Jim Kimberly’s re-election campaign for port commissioner of Palm Beach County (2)
The other side is Zeke Manners introducing Ebsen to a “new tune.”
1983
129
Jed and Duke – 30-second demo
undated
127
Polynesian Concept Perfume – radio spot (audio cassettes)
On two cassettes. One cassette also includes Ebsen learning from an unidentified man how to juggle, Ebsen memorizing lines from a script (possibly a “Barnaby Jones” episode), and Ebsen discussing sailing in front of an audience.
undated
129
Song “Heroes/Davy Crockett” (audio cassette)
undated
129
Tryout – Ebsen – Bill Holt party (2)
undated
Assorted audio reels
Box
147
Christmas 1955 (7” reel)
1955
146
Sportsman show (incomplete) – Archery – Mule Act (5” reel)
undated
78
Assorted blank post cards
Includes a postcard of Maui, HI, that features Ebsen’s Polynesian Concept yacht.
undated
Assorted Books
Box
85
Alamo Movies by Frank Thompson (Old Mill Books)
Includes a section on “Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier,” which co-starred Ebsen; inscribed to Ebsen by the author.
1991
84
An Armful of Warm Girl by W.M. Spackman (Alfred A. Knopf)
1978
81
Berlitz Simplified French (Berlitz Publications, Inc.)
1960
84
Broadway Musicals – Show by Show (5th edition) by Stanley Green (Hal Leonard Corp.)
Ebsen and sister Vilma are mentioned.
1996
84
The Celebrity Almanac by Ed Lucaire (Prentice Hall)
Ebsen is mentioned.
1991
84
Conversations with Lincoln compiled and edited by Charles M. Segal (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Inscribed to Ebsen by Paul Henning.
1961
84
The Dissolution of the Monasteries by G W O Woodward (Pitkin Pictorials Ltd.)
1974
85
Early War Photographs by Pat Hodgson (Osprey Publishing, Ltd.)
1974
84
How to Tap Dance by Nick Castle (Nick Castle Dances)
1948
81
Inside the Dream – The Personal Story of Walt Disney by Katherine and Richard Greene (Roundtable Press)
Inscribed to Ebsen from Diane Disney Miller, who wrote the foreword.
2001
85
Judy Garland – The Secret Life of an American Legend by David Shipman (Hyperion)
Ebsen, who co-starred with Garland in “Broadway Melody of 1938,” is mentioned.
1993
85
Magic Castle Souvenir Book (Magic Castle, Inc.)
Ebsen is listed as a “celebrity member.” A small teddy bear is attached to the book.
1989
85
The MGM Story by John Douglas Eames (Crown Publishers, Inc.)
Ebsen and sister Velma are mentioned. Includes as inserts invitations to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 75th Annual Awards of Merit and the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s Great American Awards Gala.
1975
85
Musicals of the 1930s (Museum of the City of New York)
Includes an entry for “Yokel Boy,” which featured Ebsen.
undated
85
Nancy by Nancy Reagan with Bill Libby (William Morrow and Co., Inc.)
1980
85
A New Birth of Freedom – Lincoln at Gettysburg by Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr. (Little, Brown and Co.)
1983
86
Prime-Time Hits by Susan Sackett (Billboard Books)
Ebsen is mentioned.
1993
86
Tap! By Rusty E. Frank (William Morrow & Company, Inc.)
A first edition hardcover. Ebsen and sister Vilma are mentioned.
1990
83
Tap! By Rusty E. Frank (De Capo Press)
A revised paperback edition inscribed to Ebsen by Frank. Ebsen and sister Vilma are mentioned.
1994
86
10:56:20 PM EDT, 7/20/69: The Historic Conquest of the Moon as Reported to the American People by CBS News over the CBS Network (Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.)
Includes as inserts a copy of a fax to Ebsen regarding facts about Neil Armstrong and a metal plaque commemorating the President’s Dinner Honoring Apollo 11 Astronauts.
1970
86
The TV Guide TV Book by Ed Weiner and the editors of “TV Guide” (HarperPerennial)
Ebsen is mentioned.
1992
86
WNEW – Where the Melody Lingers On by Nightingale Gordon (WNEW Network)
Includes as an insert a copy of the program for the stage musical “Beehive.”
1984, undated
78
Assorted membership and business cards
1929, 1971-1975, 1993-1999, undated
Assorted memorabilia
Box
103
(1) A TV Land clock and an accompanying document – “More Than 2000 Years of Television”; and (2) a miniature stage light labeled “The Best Man – 10-7-87.”
1987, 1999
107
A TV Land box with photos of Ebsen and a document – “TV Land presents the Holiday Special.”
2000, undated
Assorted scripts
Box
78
“Angelica” by Ronald Alexander
1954
78
“The Beaded Buckle” by Frances Gray
undated
78
“Burlesque” by George Manker Watters and Arthur Hopkins
undated
78
“Conspiracy in Baltimore” by Gregory M. Gujda
undated
78
“Give the Customer What He Wants”
“A variety show – with a story” by Edward Buzzell (book and lyrics) and Sammy Fain and Ben Oakland (music). Includes as an insert lyrics to the song “Seventy” by Buzzell.
undated
78
“Good Boy”
undated
78
“The Life of Reilly” by William Roos
undated
78
“Lightnin’” by Winchell Smith and Frank Bacon
Includes as inserts two blueprints for stage sets.
undated
78
“Love at Hindsight” by William Diamant
undated
78
“Murder of Circus Sylvester” by Harry V. Wiere
A script featuring Barnaby Jones.
undated
78
“Tom, Dick and Anyone” by Edward Buzzell
undated
79
Untitled
undated
Assorted Writings
Box
79
Index cards
undated
79
Notes and ideas
1970-1986, undated
79
Notes for scripts
1973-1977, undated
79
Notes for unused materials and experiences
1983-1992, undated
79
1952, undated
79
1954, undated
79
1985-1998, undated
80
1985-1998, undated
Assorted
Box
80
(1) A Long Island road map; (2) a prescription; (3) a menu for an unidentified restaurant; (4) the high-school record (Floodwood, MN) of a John Ernest Whitney; (5) two tickets to a tribute to Red Buttons at the Laugh Factory (Hollywood, CA); (6) a photocopy of part of a program from a funeral for “Katie”; and (7) a press release regarding Lucille Ball.
1930-1934, 1953, 1973-1977, 1990-1999
103
(1) self-inking “Uncle Jed Country” stamp; (2) small, wooden “Misty” sculpture; (3) small, metal container with elephant design on lid; (4) “Barnaby” belt buckle’; (5) two Coast Guard insignias; (6) three watches – one has a “Welll Doggies” design on the face; (7) two napkin holders – one is inscribed “Buddy 1923 – Peggy”; and (8) a small “Memphis” bell.
1923, 1962, undated
80
(1) Puccini bass gut; (2) “Happiness is…Being Married to Buddy Ebsen/Dorothy Ebsen!”; (3) empty folder – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; (4) business cards, blank postcards, and stationery in a folder from the Ritz-Carlton (St. Louis, MO) ; (5) cardboard “Late Night with Conan O’Brien – Buddy Ebsen”; (6) a photocopy of a poem labeled “In Buddy’s Files”; (7) a “Buddy Ebsen” badge; (8) an “Aries Fearless” cloth patch; (9) a list of “Hospital” and “Patients”; and (10) a flier for stage shows at the Marines Memorial Theatre (San Francisco, CA).
Undated

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Subject Terms

  • Actors--United States.
  • Artists.
  • Composers.
  • Dramatists.
  • Motion pictures--United States.
  • Television programs--United States.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Clippings.
  • Correspondence.
  • Photographs.

Titles within the Collection

  • Barnaby Jones (Television program)
  • Beverly hillbillies (Television program)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Motion picture)
  • Broadway melody of 1936 (Motion picture)
  • Broadway melody of 1938 (Motion picture)
  • Davy Crockett (Television program)