UCLA receives comedienne's collected works
Ella Fitzgerald, Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Horne. Also included are musical arrangements from other performances, including “Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center” and “Once Upon a Mattress.” The original orchestrations include more than 1,850 titles totaling more than 350,000 pages. It includes roughly 7,000 titles of published sheet music. The videotapes, which will be housed in the UCLA Film and Television Archive, comprise 145 cassettes containing every episode of “The Carol Burnett Show.” Accompanying the tapes are two notebooks that contain detailed breakdowns on guest stars, skit types and character appearances. The third component is Burnett’s own scripts from her television programs, which are housed in the UCLA Arts Library Special Collections. The scripts include rehearsal, tech schedules and rundowns for each episode as well as notes by the script supervisor. The sheer quantity of materials being donated was enough that Burnett joked “it was either this or move.”
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