Collection ACC-MSS 009 - Howard Storm Script Collection

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Howard Storm Script Collection


  • 1975 - 2003 (Creation)


4.5 linear feet (3 record cartons)

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(1939 -)

Biographical history

Howard Storm was born December 11, 1939 in New York City.

Storm is a noted director and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the television series “Mork and Mindy” that ran on ABC from 1978-1982.

Storm has directed for thirty-eight different television series including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Major Dad,” “Head of the Class,” “Sugar and Spice,” “Valerie,” “Full House,” “Faerie Tale Theatre,” “Amanda’s,” “Taxi,” “Laverne & Shirley” and many others. He also directed the film “Once Bitten.” He has acted in twenty-four series mostly in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and in the mid 1970’s wrote four episodes for four different television series. He was an active member of the Director’s Guild Association, and served as the awards committee chairman. In 1998 he received an award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs for: "Kenan & Kel" (1996) for the episode "Haven't Got Time for the Paint."

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The Howard Storms Scripts Collection contains the unbound scripts of television episodes that Howard Storm directed. A large number of the scripts in this collection are from the television series “Mork and Mindy” that aired from 1978-1982. The scripts in this collection date from 1978-1981.

The rest of the collection consists of scripts from twenty-seven other series of episodes he directed. These range from one to five episodes per series. Also included are a few screenplays that were Oscar hopefuls in 2002.

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The collection is organized into two series:

Series 1: Mork and Mindy Scripts
Series 2: Other Scripts

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This collection is open only to researchers. No materials may leave the Emerson College Archives.

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Emerson College does not hold copyright for these scripts, therefore they are available for research only and cannot be reproduced.

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  • English

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