Gilbert Cates Papers, 1954-1982

Summary Information

Title: Gilbert Cates Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1954-1982

  • Cates, Gilbert, 1934-
Call Number: U.S. Mss 86AN; Audio 473A; Audio 1085A; Micro 429; Micro 1005; AB 751-AB 752; AC 463; AC 465-AC 466; CA 512; CA 860; CB 048-CB 060; DC 576-DC 595; DC 634-DC 637; FA 024-FA 026; VAA 002; VBA 671-VBA 681; VBA 683-VBA 684; VTA 007

Quantity: 34.4 cubic feet (76 archives boxes), 2 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 85 tape recordings, 30 reels of film, and 2 videorecordings

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Papers of Gilbert Cates, a producer-director who works in motion pictures, theater, and television. Present in varying quantities are diverse materials on production, distribution, promotion, and financing such as scripts, correspondence, fan mail, set designs, financial reports, and films. Motion picture files include material on an award-winning short subject, and on the feature-length films I Never Sang for My Father (Columbia, 1970), Oh God, Book II (Warner Bros., 1980), Rings Around the World (Columbia, 1966), and others. Television files include material on quiz shows, pilots, specials, and series. Most notable are the holdings on After the Fall (NBC), Camouflage (ABC), Electric Showcase (ABC), Picture This (CBS), and To All My Friends on Shore (CBS). Other files of scripts and correspondence pertain to Broadway productions including I Never Sang for My Father (1968), You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (1967), and other less successful productions.

Language: English

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