Series 4 - Television Scripts

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US MBE ACC-MSS 006-4

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Television Scripts

Date(s)

  • 1957-1999 (Creation)

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3 linear feet

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(1909-1988)

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This series includes unbound scripts from other television shows written by Phil Leslie as well as scripts from The New Addams Family based on Leslie’s original versions. Each show is a separate subseries. Several shows include scripts for episodes that were never produced as well as ideas for potential storylines (scripts that are believed to have never been produced are marked as such). Many also include notes compiled by Leslie as part of his writing process. See Series 5 for additional unproduced scripts.

System of arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically by show.

Subseries A:
Leave it to Beaver
44 #913A Beaver’s Crush September 24, 1957
45 #919A The Bank Account December 12, 1957
46 Story Ideas 1957

Subseries B:
Bachelor Father
43 #15 Waiting up for Kelly November 15, 1957

Subseries C:
The Eve Arden Show
47 #24 Full Time Mother January 10, 1958
48 #24 Full Time Mother January 18, 1958

Subseries D:
The Donna Reed Show
49 Pilot- Week-End Trip March 31, 1958
50 Appleton Story (Unproduced) April 22, 1958
51 Mary for President (Unproduced?) May 22, 1958

Box 19: Television Scripts, May 22, 1958 – October 1, 1964
Folder # Script Date
1 Donna’s Bank Account March 2, 1964
2 The Reluctant Hero November 19, 1965
3 Story Ideas 1958

Subseries E:
Love and Marriage
4 The New Housekeeper August 30, 1958

Subseries F:
The Betty Hutton Show
5 Gullible Goldie February 25, 1960

Subseries G:
Angel
6 Angel and the City Council (aka Democracy) June 1, 1960

Subseries H:
My Three Sons
7 #5272-??? The Elopement June 6, 1960
8 #5272-254 My Pal Dad June 22, 1966

Subseries I:
Hazel
9 #3526 Hazel Quits February 6, 1962
10 #3643 Democracy at Work April 11, 1963
11 #3636 The Lincoln Signature (Unproduced) April 30, 1963
12 #3650 The Fashion Show June 6, 1963
13 #3653 The Retiring Milkman July 18, 1963
14 #3667 Who Needs Glasses December 27, 1963
15 #3673 Such a Nice Little Man February 4, 1964
16 #3679 Mind Your Own Business March 23, 1964
17 #3681 Luncheon with the Governor May 12, 1964
18 #3690 Free as a Bird (Unproduced?) June 1, 1964
19 #3603 George’s Man Friday November 23, 1964
20 Story Ideas 1964

Subseries J:
Grindl
21 #4924 Active Retirement July 18, 1963

Subseries K:
The Farmer’s Daughter
22 #3820 The Franking Privilege (Unproduced) August 20, 1963
23 #3878 Katy by Moonlight December 18, 1964
24 #3886 Never Listen to Rumors February 22, 1965
25 #3895 Forever is a Cast Iron Mess May 12, 1965

Subseries L:
The Beverly Hillbillies
26 Gotta Marry the Widder (Unproduced?) September 6, 1963
27 #5000-48 Ellie Needs a Maw October 29, 1963

Subseries M:
Petticoat Junction
28 #6000-15 Honeymoon Hotel October 26, 1963

Subseries N:
The Addams Family
29 #7000-3 Morticia Joins the Ladies League August 5, 1964
30 #7000-8 Halloween with the Addams Family September 22, 1964
31 #7000-10 Greeneyed Gomez October 1, 1964

Box 20: Television Scripts, October 20, 1964 – March 19, 1969
Folder # Script Date
1 #7000-12 The Addams Family Meets the VIP’s October 20, 1964
2 #7000-22 Amnesia in the Addams Family January 18, 1965
3 Morticia, the Breadwinner January 28, 1965
4 #7000-33 Lurch, the Teenage Idol April 1, 1965
5 #7000-39 My Fair Itt August 6, 1965
6 The Cat Burglar October 18, 1965
7 #7000-61 Lurch’s Little Helper February 2, 1966

Subseries O:
Green Acres
8 #8000-12 Lisa Has a Calf October 8, 1965

Subseries P:
The Double Life of Henry Phyfe
9 #3000-2 Phyfe and a Filly (formerly Phyfe, Pay the Five Dollars) December 2, 1965
10 #3000-9 The Unfriendly Persuasion January 27, 1966

Subseries Q:
The Lucy Show
11 Lucy, the Bean Queen May 11, 1966

Subseries R:
Family Affair
12 What Makes Cissy Run (Unproduced?) September 17, 1966
13 #8022-0106 Family Outing May 2, 1967
14 Story Ideas 1966-1968

Subseries S:
Get Smart
15 #0853 The Spy Who Met Himself May 29, 1967
16 #0866 The Fugitive October 5, 1967
17 Story Ideas 1967

Subseries T:
Here’s Lucy
18 Lucy the Handyman (Unproduced) November 8, 1967
19 Lucy the Conclusion Jumper April 3, 1968
20 Lucy the Process Server April 17, 1968
21 Lucy the Factory Worker June 12, 1968
22 Lucy Does Her Homework August 20 ,1968
23 Lucy and the 20-20 Vision June 12, 1970
24 Lucy Makes a Few Extra Dollars March 9, 1971
25 Story Ideas 1968-1971

Subseries U:
Gentle Ben
26 #2066 Boom’s Land Boom-orang July 12, 1968

Subseries V:
The Debbie Reynolds Show
27 #2003 The Swinging Singles March 19, 1969
28 #2007 A Present for Jim May 8, 1969

Box 21: Television Scripts, October 8, 1969 – October 1998; Unproduced & Unsold Scripts, 1956 - 1977; Miscellaneous Material
Folder # Script Date
1 #2017 Casanova’s Kittens October 8, 1969
2 Story Ideas 1969

Subseries W:
Julia
3 #46 The Wheel Deal May 19, 1969
4 #56 The Jolly Green Midget July 30, 1969
5 #4872 Sob Sister (Unproduced?) March 18, 1970
6 #E-346 Paper Tigers April 27, 1970
7 #E-361 Courting Time October 28, 1970
8 Story Ideas Undated

Subseries X:
The Brady Bunch
9 Her Sister’s Shadow June 14, 1971
10 The Premature Promise August 14, 1971
11 Story Ideas 1971

Subseries W:
The New Addams Family
12 #4 Morticia Joins the Ladies League April 27, 1998
13 #31 Gomez, the Cat Burglar October 8, 1998
14 #39 Lurch, the Teenage Idol December 7, 1998
15 #60 Lights, Camera, Addams! April 26, 1999
16 WGA Arbitration Documents Oct. 1998

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