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Koster, Henry (director); S.K. Lauren (story); Claude Binyon, Lama Trotti (screenwriter); Harold Arlen (music), Ralph Blane (lyrics); Betty Grable, Dan Dailey (starring)
My Blue Heaven (Original screenplay for the 1950 film)
Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1949. Revised Final script for the 1950 film. Bound presentation belonging to producer Sol C. Siegel with his name in gilt on the front board. With 53 studio still photographs tipped in throughout, four pages of retakes and added scenes tipped in at the rear, as well as a number of holograph annotations, primarily denoting the titles of various musical numbers. Based on the short story "Stork Don't Bring Babies" by S.K. Lauren, Grable and Dailey play a showbiz couple who discover, in successive order, that they cannot have children, that they can adopt children, and that they aren't really fit to raise children. But things get better, with the help of several musical numbers scored by Harold Arlen. Bound in green faux leather boards with gilt titles and rule, and marbled endpapers. Title page present, dated Dec. 1, 1949, noted as Revised Final, with credits for screenwriters Trotti and Binyon. 191 leaves, with last page of text numbered 130. Mimeograph duplication, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 12/21/19 and 1/5/50. Pages Very Good plus, photographs Near Fine, with some bruising or chipping to the verso of the preceding page on either the top or bottom edge. Boards Near Fine, with a bump to the upper rear corner. Hirschhorn, The Hollywood Musical.
Bookseller: Royal Books [United States]

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