January 25, 2022

Film & Television: 'Peyton Place' Finds a Home at the USC Libraries

From the Announcement:

The USC Libraries recently acquired the personal archives of television writer, director, and producer Walter Doniger.

Doniger is the creator of Peyton Place, a long-running late-night soap opera that aired on ABC from 1964 to 1969. His archives, recently featured in an article by Dan Knapp on the USC News website, document the creative decisions that made the series a commercial success—at its peak, the show attracted more than 60 million viewers.


The book, film and television show have become part of the American vernacular. The phrase “Peyton Place” remains synonymous with a community consumed by libidinous and immoral behavior.


Writer, director and producer Walter Doniger directed more than 60 episodes during the show’s run. Doniger has donated his personal archives of film and television memorabilia to USC. Housed in the USC Libraries’ Cinematic Arts Library, the Walter Doniger Collection includes scripts and set drawings from the production.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Learn More About the USC Cinematic Arts Library



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