CLOTWORTHY, WILLIAM C.: Papers, 1954-2002 – REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
CLOTWORTY, WILLIAM C.: Papers, 1954-2002
William Clotworthy had a long and distinguished career in advertising and television broadcasting. In 1954, he was working at a firm that represented General Electric Theater. His duties include writing and producing the introductions for each program performed by the host, Ronald Reagan. This began a long friendship between the two men.
Scope and Content
The William Clotworthy collection consists of correspondence between Clotworthy and the Reagans; a listing of GE Theater broadcasts that includes the writers, directors, and lead actors of each show; photographs of the broadcast “Shadow of a Hero” in which Reagan appeared; phonograph albums; and an oral history interview with William Clotworthy conducted at the Reagan Library on August 24, 2004.
Letters - Clotworthy to Ronald Reagan
Letters from Ronald Reagan to Clotworthy
Letter - Nancy Reagan
The General Electric Theater - Program Talent Guide - 1954-1962
“Shadow of a Hero” - G.E. Theater Photographs
“The Disordered Memories of a Movie Actor” by Lawrence Williams
The following materials are stored in the Audio/Visual collection for preservation:
Phonograph album “Themes from GE Theater”
Phonograph album “No Man Can Tame Me”
Oral History Interview of William Clotworthy, 08/24/2004