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Creator: Markell, Robert J., 1924-.
Title:Robert J. Markell papers
Call Number:M57
Volume:1.35 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Note:The collection comprises 1.35 cubic feet of documents relating to the production of the TV show NYPD, a police drama, between 1967-1968. Included are annotated scripts, daily production reports, set descriptions, comments from ABC and the New York City Police Department on content, critiques, cast lists, budgets, and shooting schedules. Researchers should note that the collection does not include all productions.
Biographical Note:Engineer and television producer Robert Joseph Markell was born in Boston on April 12, 1924. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1944 and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in 1965 from Northeastern University. Markell worked for the Grumman Aircraft Company in 1944-1946 and as a civil engineer and architect in Boston until 1948. In 1948, he became a student at the Art Students League in New York City. From 1949 to 1959, Markell was a scenic designer at CBS-TV, and from 1959 to 1960, he was the associate producer for Playhouse 90. Between 1967 and 1969, he produced the television show NYPD. In 1973, he became the executive producer of dramatic programs for CBS-TV. Markell received Emmy awards in 1954, 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1976, and the Screen Producers Guild Award in 1962 and 1963.
Arrangement:Arranged numerically by show.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Markell, Robert J., 1924-

  • Detective and mystery television programs -- New York
  • Television -- producers and directors -- New York
  • Television programs -- New York
  • Television -- Production and direction

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Cat Lea, July 2000