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Guide to the Time Inc. Video Group Records
 MS 3009-RG 41

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Series V. Publishing and Legal Counsel E. Gabriel Perle Files, 1961-1975. 0.7 Linear feet in 2 records cartons

Biographical Note

E. Gabriel Perle began working at Time Inc. in 1964 as an assistant to the editorial counsel at the corporate level. By 1966, Perle was promoted publishing counsel within the corporate group. Perle remained in this position until at least 1972 when he was listed in the department head list as one of two members of the legal department under Charles Bear, the vice president and secretary of administration and international affairs within the corporate group. In 1974, Perle was still working within the corporate group but in the legal department under the group vice president and secretary Charles Bear. While still being at the corporate level, Perle oversaw the legal affairs for various groups within Time Inc. that did not have their own dedicated legal counsel. One such group was the Video Group. Within Perle's own files, he is referred to as the publishing and legal counsel for the Video Group. Perle remained in this position until 1980 when a dedicated legal department is set up at the corporate level. At this point, Perle became vice president of law and the head of the legal department. Perle remained with Time Inc. until 1984 when he no longer appears in department head lists.


Personnel and Organization: Department Head Lists. Time Inc. Reference Files (MS 3009-RG 3), New-York Historical Society.

Scope and Contents

The Publishing and Legal Counsel E. Gabriel Perle Files cover the period of 1961 to 1975 and focus on the television division projects of Time-Life Films. Included in the series are legal documents, status reports, and correspondence. The correspondence discuss status reports, multi-arts gallery, agreements, roles in production, previous use of title, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules, and use rights.


Arranged alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3349 Folder : 1 ABC Morning News Service
Offsite-Box: 3349 Folder : 2 Alcoa/Life
Offsite-Box: R57 Alcoa/Life [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: R57 Alcoa/Life: Consultant Agreements [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3349 Folder : 3 America
Offsite-Box: R57 America [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: R57 American Film Institute [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3349 Folder : 4 American Wilderness
Offsite-Box: R57 Ascent of Man [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3349 Folder : 5 Best of Life
Offsite-Box: R57 Civilization: Miscellaneous [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3349 Folder : 6 Civilization -  Skin of Our Teeth
Offsite-Box: R57 Civilization -  Skin of Our Teeth [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: R57 Cowboy [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3349 Folder : 7 Miscellaneous
Offsite-Box: R57 Miscellaneous [RESTRICTED]

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