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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books Klenman, Norman Series
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Articles and general writings

Series consists of articles and other writings by Norman Klenman. Includes drafts of the "Salt Spring Island Tatler" and the "Salt Spring Island Spectator", as well as copies of the “Diamond Jim Brady” columns he wrote in the 1990s.

CKVU records

Series consists of correspondence, photographs, promotional material, magazine and newspaper articles, and other material accumulated by Norman Klenman relating to his and Daryl Duke’s establishment, ownership and management of CKVU-TV. Includes records relating to the 1975 application to the CRTC; programming, events and staffing issues; and the takeover of the station by CanWest in 1987.

Television scripts, screenplays and related records

Series consists of draft and final version scripts and screenplays for television film series, plays and serial programs, produced and not produced, as well as related records. The majority of the scripts and screenplays were written by Klenman; others are based on his writings. Includes scripts and screenplays written for CBC-TV, 20th Century Fox, QM Productions and Universal Television Productions, and the following television series: "The Danny Thomas Hour", "The Felony Squad", "I Dream of Jeannie", "The Invaders", "The Iron Horse", "Our Man Flint", "The Phoenix Team", "Quest", "The Seaway", "The Starlost", and "The Survivors". Screenplay projects for CBC include “H.R. : H.R. MacMillan – the early years” for the series "The Winners"; dramatizations of Barry Broadfoot’s "Six War Years" and Henrik Ibsen’s "An Enemy of the People"; as well as “Sam. Johnson” and “Tim Buck : Shooting Reds in the Kingston Pen,” neither of which were produced. Also included in the series are three film reels for "California Dreamin’" (1968) an hour-long documentary for CTV about the migration of Canadian talent to Hollywood, and Klenman’s story ideas for several popular television series, including "Bonanza", "Daniel Boone", "The F.B.I.", "Felony Squad", "The Fugitive", "Jericho", "Judd for the Defense", "The Invaders", "The Iron Horse", "I Spy", "It Takes a Thief", "Mannix", "Mission Impossible", "The Outsider", "Run for Your Life", "Star Trek" and "Tarzan".

General scripts, screenplays and related records

Series consists of radio play scripts and various screenplays for film and television, including many in draft format, as well as story outlines, project notes and research, and a few articles written by Norman Klenman.

Business files

Series consists of correspondence, agreements, project-related records, financial statements and other records pertaining to Klenman’s involvement with various film companies, in particular Galanty Productions Limited (Galanty Limited), The Canadian Kinetoscope Company Limited, Solenty Limited, Bull & Bear Films Limited and the Canadian Talking Picture Company Limited.

Personal records

Series consists of articles, correspondence, and other material pertaining to the career and projects of Norman Klenman, his family and his colleagues. Includes material relating to CKVU television, his partnerships with Daryl Duke and William (Bill) Davidson, and the film "Now that April’s Here." Series also contains some autobiographical material written by Klenman, with emphasis on the chronology of his career.

Film scripts, screenplays and related records

Series consists of scripts and screenplays written by Norman Klenman, alone and in collaboration with others, for feature and short films, both produced and not produced, as well as related records. Additional material includes related notes, correspondence, contracts, research material, and moving images. The series has been arranged into the following three sub-series: Film scripts, screenplays and related records – general, "The Swiss Conspiracy" screenplays and related records, and “Woodsmen of the West” screenplays and related records.