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A Guide to the Preston Wood Script Collection

Finding aid created by Jim Liversidge

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

June 2015



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wood, Preston
Title: Preston Wood Script Collection
Dates: 1942-1983
Abstract: One of the more prolific of scriptwriters from the "Golden Age" of radio and television drama and comedy, Preston Wood has produced an amazing and varied list of credits in his sixty-year career. The PRESTON WOOD SCRIPT COLLECTION spans every genre from the western to science fiction and includes many of the classic television episodes cited by broadcast historians and baby boomer fans of the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Extent: 33 Linear Feet. 65 Boxes.
Identification: MSS 0513
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Preston Wood (Born: March 15, 1923 - Died: January 13, 2011) began his career in broadcasting as a University of Florida undergrad in the early 1940s. In Gainesville, churning out stacks of commercial scripts and public service announcements for WRUF-Radio, he discovered his passion for the written word. Following military service in World War II, Preston Wood paid his professional dues, rewriting a musical comedy for legendary showman, J.J. Shubert in New York City. Now at the center of the broadcasting universe, Mr. Wood wrote comedy for the Kraft Music Hall and for radio pioneers such as Goodman Ace, Robert Q. Lewis and Paul Winchell. In addition to his comedy writing, Preston Wood also worked steadily as a television director on such programs as "The Bigelow Show" and "We, The People" starring such diverse personalities as Mickey Mantle, Cole Porter and President Harry S. Truman.

After a few years as a television account executive with various firms, Mr. Wood was hired as a program development executive for NBC in 1958. He served in this capacity until 1961, when he decided to focus his energies as a freelance television writer. For the next 25 years, Preston Wood wrote or co-wrote scripts for all three major networks and for many of the top 10 shows of the period including "Bonanza", "Gunsmoke", "Hawaii 5-0". "The Addams Family", "Cimarron Strip" and "Quincy". Mr. Wood's longest lasting professional association was with Jack Webb and the Mark VII productions of "Dragnet", "Adam-12", "Emergency" and "Sierra".


Scope and Content

The collection consists of 65 boxes of material beginning in 1942 (University of Florida, WRUF - Radio) and ending in 1981 with the CBS television drama, "Jessica Novak". The PRESTON WOOD SCRIPT COLLECTION contains hundreds of scripts, in various formats (outline, first and second drafts, revisions and final shooting scripts). In addition, a patron may find writer's and producer's notes and research materials (such as official forms and notes from the office of Los Angeles Coroner, Thomas Naguchi, used to add realism to the NBC crime/medical drama "Quincy" ), clippings and articles from various trade newspapers and journals with reviews of episodes written by Preston Wood, signed memos from studio and production executives (Jack Webb, etc), contracts and union "writing credit" documents, and actual cassette recordings of story conferences between writers, producers and actors. The collection is filed chronologically, by television series title (Dragnet (NBC-TV) 1967-70). Preston Wood did extensive work on a number of series ("Bonanza", " Adam-12", etc.), but also wrote scattered episodes for a number of programs during the 1950s, 60s and 70s ("Mr. Novak", "The Wild Wild West", "The Man From U.N.C.L.E", "The D.A.", etc). This material is filed, alphabetically in MISCELLANEOUS boxes for each decade.

The PRESTON WOOD SCRIPT COLLECTION is a valuable resource for writers and students of radio and television history. The researcher can follow the career of Mr. Wood, from the beginning, through the various stages of his professional life and also follow each step in the writing process from the story idea, outline and first draft to the rewrites and final shooting script.


Arrangement

The Preston Wood Script Collection is arranged chronologically by production.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Preston Wood Script Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

The PRESTON WOOD COLLECTION was acquired in 2000 and recently added to the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts.


Contents List

Miscellaneous.



Box Folder
11 Preston Wood - Photo and biography.
12 Preston Wood - Legal deposition (contains biography).
13 Preston Wood - A copy of TV FIREFIGHTERS (Paperback monograph) by RICHARD YOKLEY (include background information on the television Program "Emergency") -Gift of the author (Published by Black Forest Press, San Diego, 2003). A second copy is available in the Belknap monograph collection (Library of Congress classification).
14 Preston Wood - A copy of WEATHERBEE'S GOLD (Signed hardcover monograph), a novel by PRESTON WOOD. Gift of the author (Published by Willowbank Books, San Francisco/Los Angeles, 2010). "A daring quest for wealth and Glory... spun with boisterous humor and hard-edged realism rarely found in a tale of the old West." Included a note from Preston Wood to the collection curator (November 4, 2010) agreeing to the addition of the novel to THE PRESTON WOOD COLLECTION at the University of Florida ("This one ain't for children.").



WRUF - GAINESVILLE (Scriptwriter). 1942-1943



Box Folder
21 WRUF-Radio(Miscellaneous letters, clippings, etc.).
22 WRUF-Radio(Miscellaneous program intros and outros).
23 Commercials and PSAs (Miscellaneous). 1942
24 Commercials and PSAs (Miscellaneous). 1942 February September
25 Commercials and PSAs (Miscellaneous). 1942 October
26 Commercials and PSAs (Miscellaneous). 1942 November-December
27 Commercials and PSAs (Miscellaneous). circa 1942
28 Commercials and PSAs (Miscellaneous). 1943
29 Miscellaneous Scripts (Miscellaneous). 1942-1943
210 Early Bird Reporter (Scripts). 1942
211 Christmas Caravan (Scripts). 1942
212 Evening Serenade (Scripts). 1942
213 Hear Them Singing (Scripts). 1942
214 Hour With the Masters (Scripts). 1942
215 Mrs. Ebaugh's Songs (Scripts). 1942
216 Musical Masterworks (Scripts). 1942
217 Organ Moods (Scripts). 1942
218 Rise and Shine (Scripts). 1942
219 Sunday Morning Symphony (Scripts). 1942
220 Let's Go to the Movies (Scripts). 1943
221 Snow's Livestock Auction Market (Scripts). 1943



KRAFT MUSIC HALL - NBC RADIO (Scriptwriter). 1947



Box Folder
31 Kraft Music Hall (Background information).
32 Audition (Single script). 1947
33 Guest: Claude Rains (Miscellaneous Speeches). 1947
34 Host: Eddie Duchin & Eddie Foy (Miscellaneous segments). 1947
35 Guest: Jinx Falkenberg (Single script). 1947 January 30
36 Guest: Basil Rathbone (Single script). 1947 February 13
37 Guest: Pat O'Brien (Single script). 1947 February 20
38 Guest: Peter Lorre (Single script). 1947 February 27
39 Guest: Charles Boyer (Single script). 1947 March 13
310 Guest: Veronica Lake (Single script). 1947 April 3
311 Guest: Tallulah Bankhead (Single script). 1947 April 17
312 Guest: Brian Donlevy (Single script). 1947 April 24
313 Guest: Tallulah Bankhead (Single script). 1947 May 1
314 Guest: Claude Rains (Single script). 1947 May 8
315 Guest: Gertrude Lawrence (Single script). 1947 May 15
316 Guest: Edward Arnold (Single script). 1947 May 22
317 Guest: Lucille Ball (Single script). 1947 May 29
318 Guest: Tallulah Bankhead (Single script). 1947 June 5
319 Guest: Basil Rathbone (Single script). 1947 June 12
320 Guest: Suger Chile Robinson (Single script). 1947 June 26



ROBERT Q. LEWIS/ LITTLE SHOW - CBS - RADIO (Scriptwriter). 1947



Box Folder
41 Robert Q. Lewis (Background information).
42 Audition (Miscellaneous). 1947
43 Comedy segments (Miscellaneous). 1947
44 Little Show (Single script). 1947 July 4
45 Little Show (Single script). 1947 July 11
46 Little Show (Single script). 1947 July 18
47 Little Show (Single script). 1947 July 25
48 Little Show (Single script). 1947 August 2
49 Little Show (Single script). 1947 August 9
410 Little Show (Single script). 1947 August 16
411 Little Show (Single script). 1947 August 23
412 Little Show (Single script). 1947 August 30



THE BIGELOW SHOW - NBC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1948-1949



Box Folder
51 The Bigelow Show (Background information).
52 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (Single script). 1948 October
53 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (Two scripts). 1948 November
54 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (Two scripts). 1948 December
55 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (Three scripts). 1949 January
56 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (Three scripts). 1949 February
57 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (Single script). 1949 March
58 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (Four scripts). 1949 April
61 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (Single script). 1949 May
62 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (Four scripts). 1949 June
63 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (Two scripts). 1949 July
64 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (One script & miscellaneous sketches). 1949 October
65 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (Four scripts). 1949 November
66 Hosts: Dunninger & Paul Winchell (Three scripts). 1949 December



PAUL WINCHELL/JERRY MAHONEY (Scriptwriter). 1948-1949



Box Folder
71 Paul Winchell/Jerry Mahoney (Background information).
72 Sketches (Miscellaneous). 1948-1949
73 Sketches (Miscellaneous). 1948-1949
74 Sketches (Miscellaneous). 1948-1949
75 Guest: Fran Warren (Single script). 1949 May 5



WE, THE PEOPLE - NBC-TV (Director). 1948-1952



Box Folder
81 We, The People (Background information).
82 Guest: All-American Football greats (Single script). 1950 November 3
83 Guest: Justice William O. Douglas (Single script). 1950 November 17
84 Guest: Johnny Mercer (Single script). 1950 December 1
85 Guest: Salvador Dali (Single script). 1950 December 15
86 Guest: Dan Seymour - Announcer (Single script). 1950 December 29
87 Guest: Cole Porter (Single script). 1951 January 12
88 Guest: Mme. Nijinsky (Single script). 1951 January 26
89 Guest: Buddy Rich (Single script). 1951 February 9
810 Guest: Mrs. Enrico Caruso (Single script). 1951 February 16
811 Guest: Bibi Osterwald (Single script). 1951 February 23
812 Guest: East Side Chorus (Single script). 1951 March 2
813 Guest: Ma Seymour - Champion Square dance caller (Single script). 1951 March 9
814 Guest: Bobby Wayne (Single script). 1951 March 16
815 Guest: Ginny Simms (Single script). 1951 March 23
816 Guest: Paul Whiteman (Single script). 1951 March 30
91 Guest: Dan Seymour - Announcer (Single script). 1951 April 6
92 Guests: Mickey Mantle and Roy Acuff (Single script). 1951 April 13
93 Guest: Dan Seymour - Announcer (Single script). 1951 April 20
94 Guest: Dan Seymour - Announcer (Single script). 1951 April 27
95 Guests: Sam Snead and Lila Lee (Single script). 1951 May 4
96 Guests: Ernest Truex and Barbara Cook (Single script). 1951 May 11
97 Guest: Mickey Mantle (Single script). 1951 May 18
98 Guest: Babe Didrickson (Single script). 1951 May 25
99 Guest: Senator Estes Kefaufer (Single script). 1951 June 1
910 Guest: Frank Blair - Reporter (Single script). 1951 July 18
911 Guest: Marilyn Murphy - Singer (Single script). 1951 September 2
912 Guest; Fred Rose - Composer/Music Publisher (Single script). 1951 September 14
913 Guest: Dan Seymour - Announcer (Single script). 1951 September 21
914 Guest: Pee Wee Russell (Single script). 1951 September 28
915 Guest: Broderick Crawford (Single script). 1951 October 5
916 Guest: Dan Seymour - Announcer (Single script). 1951 October 12
917 Guest: Imogene Coca (Single script). 1951 October 19
918 Guest: Carmen Torres - Singer (Single script). 1951 October 26
101 Guest: Dan Seymour - Announcer (Single script). 1951 November 2
102 Guest: Guy Kibbee (Single script). 1951 November 9
103 Guest: Ezio Pinza (Single script). 1951 November 15
104 Guest: Ziegfeld Girls Club (Single script). 1951 November 23
105 Guest: Emmett Kelly (Single script). 1951 November 30
106 Guest: Gov. Gordon Browning of Tennessee (Single script). 1951 December 7
107 Guest; Bramwell Fletcher (Single script). 1951 December 14
108 Guest: Audrey Hepburn (Single script). 1951 December 21
109 Guest: Sen. Charles Tobey (Single script). 1951 December 28
1010 Guests: Pee Wee King and Ross Martin (Single script). 1952 January 4
1011 Guest: Giovanni Martinelli (Single script). 1952 January 11
1012 Guests: Yogi Berra and Pat Hardy (Single script). 1952 January 18
1013 Guest: Cy Coleman (Single script). 1952 January 25
1014 Guest: Gene Reynolds (Single script). 1952 February 1
1015 Guests: Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lockhart (Single script). 1952 February 8
1016 Guests: Leon Askin and Maurice Gosfield (Single script). 1952 February 15
1017 Guest: Maurice Gosfield (Single script). 1952 February 29
111 Guests: Gene Reynolds, Paula Stewart, Anita Colby and Aldo Ray (Single script). 1952 March 7
112 Guest: George Mitchell - Actor (Single script). 1952 March 14
113 Guest: Brandon De Wilde (Single script). 1952 March 21
114 Guests: Al Capp, Earl Wilson and Igor Cassini (Single script). 1952 March 28
115 Guest; Dick Button (Single script). 1952 April 11
116 Guests: Bob Pollack and Yank Lawson (Single script). 1952 April 18
117 Guest: Edward Arnold (Single script). 1952 April 25
118 Guest: Connie Boswell (Single script). 1952 May 2
119 Guests: Frank Blair and Merrill Heatter (Single script). 1952 May 23
1110 Guests: George Skinner and Frank Blair (Single script). 1952 May 30
121 Guest: Frank Blair (Single script). 1952 June 6
122 Guest: Frank Blair (Single script). 1952 June 13
123 Guest: Frank Blair (Single script). 1952 June 20
124 Guests: Frank Blair and Sen. H. Styles Bridges (Single script). 1952 June 27
125 Guests: Cornelia Otis Skinner, Thomas Mitchell, Lee Tracy and Herb Shriner (Single script). 1952 July 4
126 Guests: Frank Blair, David Brinkley and George Skinner (Single script). 1952 August 1
127 Guests: Dave Garroway and Floyd Patterson (Single script). 1952 August 8
128 Guest Steve Allen (Single script). 1952 August 15
129 Guest: Ethel Smith (Single script). 1952 August 22
1210 Guest: Peter Barno - Actor (Single script). 1952 August 29
1211 Guests: Dunninger,and Sen. Charles R. Tobey (Single script). 1952 September 5
1212 Guest: Dan Seymour - Announcer (Single script). 1952 September 12
1213 Guests: Herbert Weiner, Dan Seymour and Jersey Joe Walcott (Single script). 1952 September 19
1214 Guests: Mitchell Price and Betty Brewer (Single script). 1952 September 26



MISCELLANEOUS (Scriptwriter/Director). 1940s



Box Folder
131 The Little Geisha - Stage Musical (Re-Write for J.J. Shubert). 1946
132 Leave It To Me - WPTZ-TV Philadelphia (Single script). 1946 July
133 Leave It To Me - WPTZ-TV Philadelphia (Single script). 1946 July
134 Golden Sands of Time (Two radio scripts). 1946 August 25, 1946 September 1
135 Jeff Bryant - Syndicated Radio Show (Miscellaneous segments). 1947
136 Standard Magazines - "The Beanie" short story (Letter). 1947 December 29
137 The Arrow Show - NBC -TV - Guests: Phil Silvers and Neil Simon (Two scripts - Preston Wood, Director). 1948 November 12
138 Life -TV Commercial (Single script). 1948



HOLIDAY HOTEL - ABC-TV (Director). 1950



Box Folder
141 Holiday Hotel (Background information).
142 Guests: Edward Everett Horton and Denice Darcel (Single script). 1950 March 23
143 Guests: Edward Everett Horton, Sarah Churchill, David Burns and Betty Brewer (First draft and revised script). 1950 March 30
144 Guest: Betty Brewer (Single script). 1950 April 6
145 Guests: Lynn Bari and Betty Brewer (Single script). 1950 April 20
146 Guests: Vernon Duke and Betty Brewer (Single script). 1950 April 27
147 Guests: Mary Beth Hughes and Helmut Dantine (Single script). 1950 May 4
148 Guest: Betty Brewer (Single script). 1950 May 11
149 Guests: Betty Brewer and Bill Harrington (Single script). 1950 May 18
1410 Guests: Betty Brewer and Bill Harrington (Single script). 1950 May 25
1411 Guest: Betty Brewer (Single script). 1950 June 1
1412 Guest: Betty Brewer (Single script). 1950 June 8
1413 Guest: Betty Brewer (Single script). 1950 June 15
1414 Guest: Don Ameche (Single script). 1950 September 14
1415 Guests: Don Ameche and Betty Brewer (Single script). 1950 September 21
1416 Guests: Don Ameche and Betty Brewer (Single script). 1950 September 28
1417 Guests: Don Ameche and Betty Brewer (Single script). 1950 October 5
1418 Guests: Don Ameche and Betty Brewer (Two scripts). 1950 October 12



GUNSMOKE - CBS-TV (Scriptwriter). 1955-1975



Box Folder
151 Gunsmoke (Background information and miscellaneous memos).
152 "Quaker Girl" (Writing credit, outline and 1st draft (3 copies)). 1966
153 "Quaker Girl" (2nd draft (3 copies), final draft and revisions). 1966
161 Tiger by the Tail (Outline, 1st draft (2 copies), and revisions). 1966
162 Tiger by the tail(1st draft (2 copies), final draft, revisions and revised final draft). 1966
163 The Noose of Gold (Outline, 1st draft, revisions and revised final draft). 1967
164 The Raid on Rimfire(Outline, 2nd outline and 1st draft (2 copies)). 1967
171 9:12 to Dodge (Writing credit, memo cards, outline, revised outline, outline supplement and 1st draft (2 copies)). 1968
172 9:12 to Dodge (1st draft (3rd copy), revised final draft and 2nd revised final draft). 1968
173 The Wake (Outline, 1st draft (3 copies) and 2nd draft). 1969
174 Snow Train (Outline, 1st draft (2 copies) and final draft). 1970



NBC - TV (PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (NEW YORK CITY)). 1958-1961



Box Folder
181 Christie's Kingdom "The Birthday Party" (Outline and script). 1958
182 Christie's Kingdom "The Women of Reynosa" (Pilot episode - 1st draft). 1958
183 Hudson's Bay (Writer's guide and miscellaneous outlines and scripts). 1959
184 The Longhorn Breed (Miscellaneous outlines, scripts, memos, notes and research material). 1960
185 Panama (Two outlines). circa 1958
186 Portofino (Outline). 1960
187 The Rogue (Three Outlines). 1960
188 Wake of the Pagen Queen (Miscellaneous outlines and research material). 1959
189 Yankee Clipper (Miscellaneous outlines and research material). 1959



BONANZA - NBC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1959-1973



Box Folder
191 Bonanza (Background information).
192 Bonanza(TV Guide (May 27-June 2, 1972) - Death of Dan Blocker page A-1).
193 The Sodbuster (Outline - "Teaser"). undated
194 The Quest (Revised script). 1962
195 The Beginning - formerly "The First Step" (Script (2 copies)). 1962
196 The Beginning - formerly "The First Step" (Two revised copies). 1962
197 The Colonel (Revised script). 1962
198 Cousin Ephraim and 'The Rules of the Game" (Miscellaneous outlines and letters). 1962
199 The Good Friends (Outline). 1962
1910 A Hot Day for a Hanging (Single script). 1962
1911 The Lila Conrad Story (Revisions and final script). 1962
1912 The Savage (Outline). 1962
1913 Who Knows John Turner? (Outline). 1962
1914 Who Sows the Wind (Outline). 1962
1915 The Wolf (Outline). 1962
201 Jonah (Outline and 1st draft). 1964-1965
202 Jonah (Final scripts). 1964-1965
203 Old Billy (Preliminary Outline). 1964
204 Emily-formerly "Ride Back and Bury Me" (Writing credit and Revised final draft). 1964
205 How Do I Get to the Mirage? (1st draft (2 copies)). 1968
206 Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds (Outline). 1968
207 Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds" (1st draft (2 copies)). 1968
208 Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds" (Final draft (2 copies)). 1968
209 A World Full of Cannibals (Outline). 1968
2010 A World Full of Cannibals (1st draft (2 copies)). 1968
2011 A World Full of Cannibals (Final draft). 1968
211 The Silence at Stillwater (Outline). 1969
212 The Silence at Stillwater (1st draft (2 copies)). 1969
213 The Silence at Stillwater (Final draft). 1969
214 Anatomy of a Lynching (Outline). 1969
215 Anatomy of a Lynching (1st draft (3 copies)). 1969
216 Anatomy of a Lynching (Final draft). 1969
217 The Gold Mine (1st draft). 1969
218 The Lady and the Mark (Outline). 1969
219 The Lady and the Mark (Notes and Revised Outline). 1969
2110 The Lady and the Mark (1st draft (3 copies)). 1969
2111 The Lady and the Mark (2nd draft). 1969
221 Thornton's Account (Outline). 1970
222 Thornton's Account (1st draft (2 copies)). 1970
223 Thornton's Account (Final draft). 1970
224 Thornton's Account (Revised final draft). 1970
225 Another Day for Danagher (Outline). 1970
226 The Gold Plated Rifle - formerly "The Shotgun" (Outline, 1st draft and final draft). 1970
227 Bushwacked (Outline). 1971
228 Bushwacked (1st draft (3 copies)). 1971
229 Bushwacked (Final draft). 1971
231 Rock-a-bye Hoss. 1971
232 Rock-a-bye Hoss. 1971
233 Rock-a-bye Hoss. 1971
234 Frenzy. 1971
235 Frenzy. 1971
236 Frenzy. 1971
237 Frenzy. 1971
238 Frenzy. 1971
241 The Trouble with Callahan (Revised Outline). 1971
242 The Trouble with Callahan (1st draft (2 copies)). 1971
243 The Trouble with Callahan (1st draft (2 copies)). 1971
244 The Trouble with Callahan - re-titled "An Earthquake Called Callahan" (Final draft). 1971
245 Cloak of Terror (Outline). 1972
246 Hair Trigger (Revised outline and 1st draft). 1972



MISCELLANEOUS (Scriptwriter/Director). 1950s



Box Folder
251 The Aldrich Family - NBC-TV (Single script). 1950
252 Open House with Arthur Godfrey US Treasury Department - Guest: President Harry S Truman(Single Script). 1950
253 G.E. Guest House - CBS-TV - Hosts: Durwood Kirby and Oscar Levant(Four scripts - Preston Wood, Director). 1951
254 G.E. Guest House - CBS-TV - Hosts: Durwood Kirby(Four scripts - Preston Wood, Director). 1951
255 The Dunninger Show - NBC-TV - Guest: Orson Bean(Single script (pilot episode)). 1953
256 The Management of Hypertension - American College of Physicians (Script and writer's contract). 1954
257 Sport Theatre -Screen Gems (Outline and Screen Gems letter). 1954
258 Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon - "Four More Years" (Script and set floor plans). 1956



THE OUTLAWS - NBC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1960-1962



Box Folder
261 The Outlaws (Background information, miscellaneous contracts, agreements and outlines).
262 A Bit of Glory (Writing credit, memos, 1st draft, final draft and revised final draft). 1961
263 The Night Riders ("Writer's 1st draft" and 1st draft). 1961
264 The Sisters (Revised final draft). 1961
265 The Verdict (Final draft). 1961



THE VIRGINIAN - NBC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1962-1971



Box Folder
271 The Virginian (Background information).
272 Face Value (Outline (2 copies)). 1962
273 Ride a Crooked Horse (Revised script). 1963
274 The Story of Trampas (Outline and 1st draft). 1963
275 The Story of Trampas (1st draft (copy 2) and 2nd draft). 1963
276 Dark Trail, Crooked Trail (Outline). 1965
277 Legend for a Lawman - formerly "Foxfire" (Revised script, Writer's Guild memo and Universal memo). 1965



SLATTERY'S PEOPLE - CBS-TV (Scriptwriter). 1964-1965



Box Folder
281 Background information).
282 1st draft (2 copies)). 1965
283 Writing credit, outline, 1st draft and revisions). 1965
284 Final draft (2 copies)). 1965
291 Question: What is the Life of One Politician? (Outline, revised outline, notes and 1st draft (3 copies)). 1965
292 Question: What Time is the Next Bandwagon? (Bing Crosby Productions memos). 1965
293 Question: What Time is the Next Bandwagon? (Outline, 1st draft and revisions). 1965
294 Question: What Time is the Next Bandwagon? (Final draft). 1965
295 A Sitting Duck Named Slattery (Bing Crosby Productions memo, writing credit and revisions). 1965
296 A Sitting Duck Named Slattery (Final draft and revised final draft). 1965



THE ADDAMS FAMILY - ABC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1964-1966



Box Folder
301 Crisis in the Addams Family(Writer's Employment Agreement, Filmways TV Productions Letters and Shooting Script (2 copies)). 1964
302 Dearth of a Salesman - formerly "Spread a Little Moonlight" (Preliminary outline #1 and #2, story springboard, step outline and 1st draft). 1964
303 Morticia and Gomez vs Fester and Mama - formerly "Divided We Stand" (1st draft and shooting script (4 copies)). 1965
304 Uncle Fester, Tycoon (Writing credit, outline, 1st draft (2 copies) and revisions). 1965



CIMARRON STRIP - NBC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1967-1968



Box Folder
311 Cimarron Strip (Background information and set floor plan).
312 Gallatin (1st draft (2 copies), writer's draft and writing credit). 1967
313 Gallatin (1st draft (copy 3 and 4) and final draft). 1967
314 The Mercenary(1st draft). 1967



DRAGNET - NBC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1967-1970



Box Folder
321 Dragnet (Background information).
322 Dragnet (Miscellaneous memos).
323 Two Hours, Twenty-One Minutes" - formerly: "The Big Kidnapping " (1st draft). 1966
324 Two Hours, Twenty-One Minutes" - formerly: "The Big Kidnapping " (Three scripts (revisions)). 1966
325 The Big Interrogation (1st draft (2 copies)). 1967
326 The Big Interrogation (Three scripts (revisions)). 1967
327 The Big Layoff (1st draft (2 copies)). 1967
328 The Big Scouts (Outline and research material). 1967
329 The Big Scouts (1st draft (3 copies)). 1967
331 The Big Bookie (Single script). 1967
332 The Big Bookie (Shooting final script). 1967
333 The Big Ride (1st draft (2 copies)). 1967
334 The Big Ride (Two scripts (revisions)). 1967
335 The Big Ride (Shooting final script (2 copies)). 1967
336 The Big Search (Outline and set breakdown). 1967
337 The Big Search (1st draft (3 copies)). 1967
338 The Big Search (Shooting final script). 1967
339 The Big Departure formerly "The Big Takeoff" (1st draft (2 copies)). 1968
3310 The Big Departure formerly "The Big Takeoff" (Two scripts (revisions)). 1968



ADAM-12 - NBC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1968-1975



Box Folder
341 Adam-12 (Background information).
342 Adam-12 (Miscellaneous memos).
343 Adam-12 (TV Guide Cleveland Amory review of Adam-12 page 44). 1968 December 14-20
344 Log #11 - Central (1st draft (2 copies)). 1968
345 Log #11 - Central (Revisions). 1968
346 Log #11 - Central (Revisions and shooting final script). 1968
347 Log #91 - Van Nuys (1st draft (2 copies)). 1968
348 Log #91 - Van Nuys (Revisions). 1968
349 Log #91 - Van Nuys (Shooting final script). 1968
3410 Log #131 - Newton Street (1st draft (2 copies)). 1968
3411 Log #131 - Newton Street (Revisions and Summer rerun schedule). 1968
3412 Log #161 - Foothill (1st draft (2 copies)). 1968
3413 Log #161 - Foothill (Revisions and shooting final script). 1968
351 Log #32 (1st draft (4 copies)). 1968
352 Log #33 - University Division (Four scripts (revisions)). 1968
353 Log #111 - Highland Park Drive (1st draft (2 copies)). 1968
354 Log #111 - Highland Park Drive (2nd draft (2 copies)). 1968
355 Log #111 - Highland Park Drive (Three scripts (revisions)). 1968
356 Log #122 - 77th St (1st draft (2 copies)). 1968
357 Log #122 - 77th St (Two scripts (revisions)). 1968
361 Log #22 - Rampart (1st draft (2 copies)). 1969
362 Log #22 - Rampart (Two scripts (revisions) and Mark VII memo). 1969
363 Log #52 - Good Cop: Handle With Care - formerly "Point the Hard Way" (Outline, notes, first draft (2 copies) and revisions (2 scripts)). 1969
364 Log #92 - Van Nuys (1st draft (3 copies)). 1969
365 Log #92 - Van Nuys (Two scripts (revisions)). 1969
366 The Operator (1st draft (2 copies)). 1973
367 Hollywood Division (Two scripts (revisions)). 1973



MISCELLANEOUS (Scriptwriter). 1960s



Box Folder
371 Empire - NBC-TV - "Farewell" - formerly "The Lucia Story"(Outline, 1st draft, rewrite (4 copies), final draft screenplay and Hollywood Reporter "Empire" review). 1962
372 Route 66 - CBS-TV - "Only By Cunning Glimpses"(Final draft). 1962
373 Route 66 - CBS-TV - "The Vision"(Outline). 1962
374 Wide Country - NBC-TV (Miscellaneous outlines, scripts and memos). 1962
381 Destry - ABC-TV "One Hundred Bibles" - formerly "The Most Valuable Man"(Outline, 1st draft, revisions and final script). 1963
382 Mr. Novak - NBC-TV "I'm On the Outside"(Revised outline, 1st draft, 2nd revised draft, rewrite, final draft and miscellaneous memos and letters). 1963
383 Mr. Novak - NBC-TV "X is the Unknown Factor"(Outline, revised outline, 1st draft, final and revised final script). 1963
384 Rawhide - CBS-TV "The Incident of the Wild Deuces"(Outline). 1963
385 Rawhide - CBS-TV "The Incident of the Wild Deuces"(1st, 2nd and final draft). 1963
386 Rawhide - CBS-TV "The Blue Twister" - formerly "The Blue Northern"(Outline). 1965
391 The Richard Boone Show - NBC-TV "Giants Are For Killing"(1st draft and production letter). 1963
392 Temple Houston - NBC-TV "49 miles to Freedom" - formerly "29 Miles to Citizenship"(Outline, 1st draft (3 copies) and writer's credit). 1963
393 Temple Houston - NBC-TV "The Siege at Thayer's Bluff"(Outline). 1963
394 Daniel Boone - NBC-TV "Four Leaf Clover"(Outline, 1st draft (2 copies), 2nd draft, final script with revisions). 1964
395 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - NBC-TV(Miscellaneous outlines). 1964
396 Wide World of Entertainment - ABC-TV(Letter (oral agreement payment)). 1964
397 Convoy - NBC-TV "Sink U-116" - formerly "One Grain of Sand", "Escape on U-116" and "The Man on U-116"(Writer's credit, NBC letter of agreement, outline and 1st draft (2 copies)). 1965
398 Convoy - NBC-TV "Sink U-116" - formerly "One Grain of Sand", "Escape on U-116" and "The Man on U-116"(Revised 2nd draft and miscellaneous revisions). 1965
399 Five Against Crime - Pilot episode(Outline). 1965
401 A Man Called Shenandoah - ABC-TV "For the Love of the Land"(Outline). 1965
402 The Patty Duke Show - ABC-TV "My Daughter, the Football Player"(Outline and 1st draft). 1965
403 The Patty Duke Show - ABC-TV "Patty Makes the Varsity"(1st draft (2 copies)). 1965
404 Twelve O' Clock High - ABC-TV "The Moral Airplane"(Writing credit, "Guide for the 2nd Year (Twelve O'Clock High)" and outline). 1965
405 Twelve O' Clock High - ABC-TV "The Moral Airplane"(1st draft (3 copies)). 1965
406 Twelve O' Clock High - ABC-TV "The Moral Airplane"(Revised 1st draft and work copy). 1965
407 The Wild Wild West - CBS-TV "The Night of a Thousand Eyes" - formerly "The Man With a Thousand Eyes"(Writing credit, "10 Commandments for THE WILD WILD WEST", and fan letter). 1965
408 The Wild Wild West - CBS-TV "The Night of a Thousand Eyes" - formerly "The Man With a Thousand Eyes"(Outline, 1st draft (2 copies) and revised 2nd draft (2 copies)). 1965
409 The Wild Wild West - CBS-TV "The Night of a Thousand Eyes" - formerly "The Man With a Thousand Eyes"(Revisions, final draft and revised final draft). 1965
411 Husted - CBS-TV (1966) "Uprising at Willow Creek" (Pilot episode)(Presentation (2 copies), miscellaneous outlines and 1st draft (2 copies)). 1966
412 Husted - CBS-TV (1966) "Two Roads to Rimfire"(Treatment (4 copies) and revised treatment (2 copies)). 1966
413 The Iron Horse - ABC-TV (1966) "Through Ticket to Gunsight"(Outline (2 copies) and 1st draft (2 copies)). 1966
414 River of Fire - Mirisch Corp. (1966)(Outline). 1966
415 T.H.E. Cat - NBC-TV (1966) "Twenty-One and Out"(Outline, revisions, notes, 1st and final draft). 1966
416 Dundee and the Culhane - CBS-TV (1967) "Crazy Tom Will Get You: A Brief"(Outline). 1967
417 Lancer - CBS-TV (1968) "The Veterans"(Outline). 1968
418 Hawaii Five-0 - CBS-TV (1969) "Cry, Lie"(Writing credit, story idea, story line, outline and 1st draft). 1969



THE SMITH FAMILY - ABC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1971-1972



Box Folder
421 The Smith Family(Background information).
422 The Desk Job (1st draft (3 copies)). 1970
423 The 49-Cent Lipstick (Outline, revised outline, 1st draft (2 copies) and 2nd draft 92 copies)). 1970
424 Ambush (Outline, 1st draft (2 copies) and revisions). 1971
425 Family Man (1st draft (2 copies) and revisions). 1971
426 The Taste of Fear'(1st draft (2 copies) and revisions). 1971



EMERGENCY - NBC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1972-1977



Box Folder
431 Emergency (Background information).
432 "Boot" - formerly "Duke" (1st draft (2 copies), 2nd draft (2 copies) and revisions). 1972
433 "Boot" - formerly "Duke" (Additional revisions). 1972
434 "Hangup" - formerly "Alpha, Beta, Gamma" (1st draft (2 copies) and revisions). 1972
435 "Helpful" (Revisions, final script and shooting schedule). 1973
441 The Mascot (Outline, 1st draft (2 copies), revisions and shooting schedule). 1972
442 Problem - formerly "Pressure" (1st draft (2 copies), revisions and shooting schedule). 1972
443 Seance (1st draft (2 copies), revisions and shooting schedule). 1972
444 Treadmill in the Moonlight - formerly "My Home, My Castle" (1st draft (2 copies)). 1972
451 Audit - formerly "Advice" (1st draft (2 copies), revisions and shooting schedule). 1973
452 The Old Engine (1st draft (2 copies)). 1973
453 The Old Engine (Revisions). 1973
454 The Promotion: (1st draft (2 copies) and shooting schedule). 1973
455 The Promotion: (2nd draft 92 copies), revisions and final script). 1973
461 Understanding (1st draft (2 copies), 2nd draft and revisions). 1973
462 The Bash (1st draft (2 copies) and revisions). 1974
463 The Bash (Additional revisions). 1974
464 Gossip (1st draft (2 copies), revisions and shooting schedule). 1974
471 The Parade (1st draft (2 copies) and revisions). 1974
472 The Parade(Additional revisions). 1974
473 Propinquity (1st draft (2 copies) and shooting schedule). 1974
474 Propinquity(Additional revisions). 1974
475 The Reading Course (1st draft (2 copies)). 1974
481 Surprise (1st draft (2 copies) and shooting schedule). 1974
482 Surprise (Revisions and final script). 1974
483 Above and Beyond, Nearly (1st draft (2 copies) and shooting schedule). 1975
484 Above and Beyond, Nearly (Revisions). 1975
491 The High Rise (Writing credit, research material and notes). 1975
492 The High Rise (1st draft (3 copies)). 1975
493 The High Rise (1st draft (3 copies)). 1975
494 The High Rise (2nd draft and revisions). 1975
495 The High Rise (Additional Revisions). 1975
501 The Old Engine Cram (Writing credit and revisions). 1975
502 One of These Days (Writing credit, 1st draft (2 copies), revisions and final script). 1975
503 Right at Home (Writing credit, 1st draft, revisions, final script and shooting schedule). 1975
511 The Stewardess (Writing credit, 1st draft (2 copies), 2nd draft and shooting schedule). 1975
512 The Stewardess (Revisions). 1975
513 Fair Fight (1st draft (2 copies), shooting schedule and cast schedule). 1976
514 Fair Fight (2nd draft and revisions). 1976
515 Fair Fight (Revisions and final script). 1976
521 Not Available (Notes, 1st draft, 2nd draft and shooting schedule). 1976
522 Not Available (Revisions and final script). 1976
523 Welcome to Santa Rosa County - formerly "Loan Out" and "Welcome to Canyon County" (Notes, 1st draft (2 copies), 2nd draft and shooting schedule). 1976
524 Welcome to Santa Rosa County - formerly "Loan Out" and "Welcome to Canyon County" (Revisions). 1976



VECTOR - UNSOLD TV PILOT (Scriptwriter). 1973



Box Folder
531 Pilot episode (Research material, memos and shooting schedule). 1973
532 Pilot episode (1st draft (2 copies)). 1973
533 Pilot episode (Revisions). 1973
534 Pilot episode (Revisions). 1973
535 Pilot episode (Revisions and miscellaneous episode outlines). 1973



SIERRA - NBC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1973-1974



Box Folder
541 Sierra formerly "The Ranger" and "Park Ranger" - pilot episode (Background information, notes, sketches and 1st draft). 1973
542 Sierra formerly "The Ranger" and "Park Ranger" - pilot episode (1st revision). 1973
543 Sierra formerly "The Ranger" and "Park Ranger" - pilot episode (2nd revision). 1973
544 Cruncher (Outline and 1st draft). 1974
545 Cruncher (2nd draft and shooting script). 1974
546 Poachers (Outline and 1st draft (2 copies)). 1974
547 Poachers (2nd draft). 1974



THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN NEMO - CBS-TV/FEATURE FILM (Scriptwriter). 1976



Box Folder
551 Deadly Blackmail - Pilot episode and International feature film release (Background information, writing credit, story springboard (2 copies), outline (3 copies) and outline notes). 1976
552 Deadly Blackmail - Pilot episode and International feature film release (1st draft (2 copies) with notes). 1976
553 Deadly Blackmail - Pilot episode and International feature film release (1st draft (2 additional copies) with notes). 1976
554 Deadly Blackmail - Pilot episode and International feature film release (2nd draft and 4th revised shooting/final script). 1976
555 Deadly Blackmail - Pilot episode and International feature film release (Final draft). 1976
556 Crash Dive - additional un-produced episode (Outline (2 copies)). 1978



QUINCY - NBC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1976-1983



Box Folder
561 Quincy (Background information and research material).
562 Quincy (Four Miscellaneous cassette tapes - script conferences).
563 "Has Anybody Here Seen Quincy?" (Final script).
564 "Jury Duty" (Notes, 1st draft (2 copies) and cassette tape - script conference with Jack Klugman). 1980
565 "Jury Duty" (2nd draft (2 copies), memo (Michael Braverman, story editor) and final script). 1980
571 Last Day, First Day (1st draft (2 copies), notes and revisions). 1980
572 Last Day, First Day (2nd draft and final script). 1980
573 The Puppet Heart (Outline (2 copies) and notes). 1980
574 See Jane Doe Run (1st draft (3 copies), notes and revisions). 1981
575 Friends and Neighbors (Notes and revisions). 1982
576 Sleeping Dogs (Writing credit, notes, 1st draft and 2nd draft). 1982
577 Sleeping Dogs (Revisions and final script (2 copies)). 1982



THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GRIZZLY ADAMS - NBC-TV (Scriptwriter). 1977-1978



Box Folder
581 "Hard Winter" (Writer deal memo, writing credit, miscellaneous notes and memos, outline and "Spring Storm" - alternate version of "Hard Winter" script). 1976
582 "Hard Winter" (1st draft (3 copies) with notes. 1976
583 "Hard Winter" (1st draft (3 additional copies) with notes and 2nd drafts. 1976



KAZ - CBS-TV (Scriptwriter). 1978-1979



Box Folder
591 Kaz (Background information and TV-Guide - Robert Mackenzie series review page 29). 1978 November 4-10
592 "Count Your Fingers" - formerly "How Much Thicker Than Water" and "Double Trouble" (Writing credit, outline, notes, 1st draft (2 copies) and revisions). 1978
593 "Count Your Fingers" (2nd draft, revised 2nd draft). 1978
594 "Count Your Fingers" (1st draft (dated 1/2/79) and revisions). 1978
595 "Pigeon, Pigeon" (Act One (only) script and Sacramento County District Attorney memo to Preston Wood). 1978
601 Verdict in Department 12 - formerly "Gordian Knot" (Outline, notes, revisions, writing credit and contract memo). 1978
602 Verdict in Department 12 - formerly "Gordian Knot" (1st draft (4 copies)). 1978
603 Verdict in Department 12 - formerly "Gordian Knot" (2nd draft, revisions and final draft). 1978
604 One Loaded Rifle (Outline, revised outline, notes, 1st draft (2 copies) and contract memo). 1979
605 One Loaded Rifle (2nd draft (2 copies)). 1979



MISCELLANEOUS (Scriptwriter). 1970s



Box Folder
611 The D. A. - NBC-TV "The People vs. Fowler" (Background information, 1st draft (2 copies), 2nd draft (3 copies) and revisions). 1971
612 The D. A. - NBC-TV "The People vs. Hendry" (Mark VII memo, notes, 1st draft (2 copies), 2nd draft (2 copies) and revisions). 1971
613 The D. A. - NBC-TV "A Complete Change of Scene" (1st draft). 1972
614 The D. A. - NBC-TV "A Complete Change of Scene" (2nd draft and 3rd draft). 1972
615 The Circus Man (Outline, revised outlines, NBC letter and writing credit). 1974
621 The Bold Ones - NBC-TV "The Constituency of Shadows" (Background information and outline (2 copies)). 1970
622 Ironside - NBC-TV "...Through the Trees to Grandmother's House" (Writer's credit, outline, revised outline and 1st draft (2 copies)). 1970
623 Ironside - NBC-TV "...Through the Trees to Grandmother's House" (2nd draft and revisions). 1970
624 Matt Lincoln - formerly "Dial Hot Line" - ABC-TV "$29 Can Buy a Lot of Hell" (Final script with added scene). 1970
625 Matt Lincoln - formerly "Dial Hot Line" - ABC-TV "Billy" (Final draft). 1970
626 Matt Lincoln - formerly "Dial Hot Line" - ABC-TV "I.H.S." (Teaser and "Rewrite Only" copy). 1970
627 Matt Lincoln - formerly "Dial Hot Line" - ABC-TV "The Priest" (Final draft). 1970
628 Matt Lincoln - formerly "Dial Hot Line" - ABC-TV "Steve" (Revisions and shooting script). 1970
631 Little House on the Prairie - NBC-TV "Survival" (Outline, notes and 1st draft). 1974
632 Little House on the Prairie - NBC-TV "Survival" (Final draft). 1974
633 The Family Holvak - NBC-TV "Willing Heart" (Outline, 1st draft (2 copies) and 2nd draft). 1975
634 The Hardy Boys - ABC -TV "The Sinister Signpost" (Writer's Guild letter, character breakdown, outline and revised outline). 1976
635 CHIPS - NBC-TV "Dog Gone" - formerly "One Dog Too Many" (Notes, outline (2 copies) and revised outlines #1 and #2). 1977
636 The Six Million Dollar Man - ABC-TV "The Monster" (Outline (2 copies), revised outline (2 copies), notes and cassette tape (c.May 1977 story conference)). 1977
641 Wonder Woman - CBS-TV "The Demon Horde" (by Thomas Kyd, Jr.) (Series format, notes and outline (2 copies)). 1977
642 Wonder Woman - CBS-TV "The Demon Horde" (by Thomas Kyd, Jr.) (1st draft (3 copies) and 2nd draft). 1977
643 The Millionaire - CBS-TV "Charles Johnson" (Outline, notes, 1st draft and 2nd draft). 1979
644 The Players - Unsold series (Outline - series proposal). 1977



JESSICA NOVAK - CBS-TV (Scriptwriter). 1981



Box Folder
651 Jessica Novak (Background information, set floor plans, miscellaneous memos and notes, Pilot script and revised final pilot script).
652 Jessica Novak (Cassette tape and notes - script meeting with Mare Merson (Executive Producer), J. London and Preston Wood). 1981 August 4
653 As a Rule, They're Perfectly Harmless (Outline, 1st draft (2 copies) and 2nd draft). 1981
654 Man on the Street (Writing credit, 1st draft and final script). 1981
655 The Schullbeck Tapes (Outline, notes and revisions). 1981
656 The Stantree Story (Outline and revised outline). 1981



Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Radio
Radio broadcasting
Radio scripts
Television
Television scripts
Wood, Preston




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