Category Archives: television history

Louis C. Brandt: Producer and Director

The American Heritage Center has recently processed the papers of Louis C. Brandt (collection number 6800). Mr. Brandt was an assistant director and producer for television and films from the 1930s to the 1970s. During his career, Mr. Brandt worked … Continue reading

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Hopalong Cassidy: Cowboy Hero and Franchise Empire

One the most popular collections at the American Heritage Center is the papers of William Boyd, who played cowboy Hopalong Cassidy for many years on radio, television, and film. Hopalong Cassidy was originally created by author Clarence E. Mulford in … Continue reading

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Why are Barbara Stanwyck’s papers at the AHC? Because we asked for them!

One of the most frequently asked questions about the American Heritage Center is how and why we wound up with such a large and significant collection relating to the history of popular entertainment in the U.S.—film, television, and radio in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Art Linkletter!

Today (though some sources give July 17 as Linkletter’s birth date) is the birth anniversary of Art Linkletter, television and radio personality.  He would be 100 this year.  In honor of his birthday, we are sharing some of his scripts … Continue reading

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Michael Maltese Papers Document Cartoon History

Michael Maltese was born on February 6, 1908, in New York City to Italian immigrant parents, Paul and Concetta. He was married to Florence Sass in 1936 and had a daughter, Brenda, in 1938.  He started his career in the … Continue reading

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Terror in the Theater: Fifties Fears

The great number and popularity of science fiction movies in the 1950s has led some to call the decade the “Golden Age of Science Fiction Films.”  The fantasy and adventure embodied in the science fiction movies of the time often … Continue reading

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Going to the Movies?

  The Green Hornet opens in theatres this Friday, but you don’t have to wait a minute longer to get in on the excitement!  From comic books, radio, television and now the big screen, The Green Hornet has been fascinating … Continue reading

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