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BELUSHI John, Chevy Chase, Doug Kenney, Ann Beatts, Hanry Beard, Bob Hoban, Sean Kelly, Christopher Guest, Paul Jacobs, P.J. O'Rourke, Harold Ramis, and others
Playscript]: National Lampoon's Lemmings
[No place]. Draft script for the wildly successful 1973 play at the Village Gate/Downstairs which ran for 350 performances and featured future *Saturday Night Live* cast members John Belushi and Chevy Chase. Black spring binder containing stiff black folder with 47 photomechanically reproduced leaves laid in, printed rectos only. Very good with wear and splitting to the gutter near the crown with near fine lightly worn and toned sheets. This script belonged to performer and uncredited writer Bob Hoban with his name written on the inside front pastedown in ink and printed on the laid-in one-page program. In 1973 *National Lampoon* magazine was at its circulation peak when editor Tony Hendra enlisted another *Lampoon* editor Sean Kelly, to produce a live sketch comedy show which would include a satire of the Woodstock music festival. It helped launch some of the most iconic comic performers of the late 20th Century, John Belushi (doing, among other things, an early impersonation of Joe Cocker), Chevy Chase, and Christopher Guest (who composed much of the music) as well as showcase writers Harold Ramis, Henry Beard, Doug Kenney, P.J. O'Rourke, and Anne Beatts (some of whom, two years later, would go on to help form *Saturday Night Live*). Hoban joined the cast of *Lemmings* late July 1973, as cast and bits changed and evolved throughout the run of the show, notably the Watergate and Nixon references. Accompanying the script is a two-page letter by Hoban which goes into detail explaining the many ink, pencil, and marker annotations found throughout much of the document as being … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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