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Boetticher, Budd (director); Martin Landau (actor); Joseph Landon (screenwriter); Ray Danton, Karen Steele, Elaine Stewart, Warren Oates, Dyan Cannon (starring)
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond [The Life and Death of Legs Diamond] (Original screenplay for the 1960 film, copy belonging to actor Martin Landau)
N.p. United States Productions, Inc, 1959. Revised Estimating script for the 1960 film belonging to actor Martin Landau, here under the working title "The Life and Death of Legs Diamond". Laid in are five carbon typescript pages of script with Landau's name written in holograph ink to upper right and annotations to dialogue of lead character Legs in holograph pencil. Landau was considered for the lead role of Jack "Legs" Diamond, which from the laid in pages, we can reasonably assume were for an audition for the part. Ray Danton was ultimately cast as Legs, and Landau does not appear in the film. From the estate of Martin Landau. Jack "Legs" Diamond (Ray Danton) and his sickly brother Eddie (Warren Oates) move to New York City, and after a brief incarceration, sets their eyes on taking over kingpin mobster Arnold Rothstein's (Robert Lowery) criminal businesses. The film debut of Dyan Cannon. Nominated for an Academy Award. Set in New York City. Beige titled wrappers, noted as REV. ESTIMATING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 96, dated August 21, 1959. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page integral to first page, dated 8/21/59. 108 leaves, with last page of text numbered 106. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two gold brads. Laid in pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, Near Fine, with light edgewear and creasing at corners.
Bookseller: Royal Books [United States]

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