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PARKER, Dorothy; CAMPBELL, Alan; CARSON, Robert; and WELLMAN, William
A STAR IS BORN ARCHIVE: The Director's Copy of the Original 1936 Script as well as Dorothy Parker's Copy of Part of the Script with additional material
Selznick International Pictures, Inc. 16 October 1936, [Los Angeles]. Quarto (8-1/2" x 10-7/8") in stiff yellow wraps with the left margins punch-holed with metal clasps. The archive includes two copies of the Final Shooting Script (one belonging to Director William A. Wellman and the other, a partial script, to screenwriters Dorothy Parker and her husband, Alan Campbell); a SIGNED 8" x 10" Photograph of Fredric March who starred as Norman Maine (INSCRIBED "To Zoila/all good wishes/always/Fredric March/1937"); a formal 8" x 10" photograph of Parker and Campbell; and a small photograph of Wellman's secretary, Zoila Conan, holding two Oscar statues and annotated on the verso in an unknown hand: "Zoila Conan at Paramount Studios with Bob Carson's Oscar + Wm. Wellman's Oscar awarded for A STAR IS BORN made at Selznick Studios with Janet Gaynor & Fredric March." The film was nominated for 7 awards, including Best Screen Play, winning Best Original Story for Wellman and Carson. Wellman's copy of the script, acquired from his secretary, is numbered to 127 pages, though some numbers are skipped and others labeled "A," printed on various colored paper representing revisions and with a number of pages with pencil annotations by him. It also credits Carson for the screen play in addition to Parker and Cunningham. Parker's copy, acquired from her estate and with her last name in pencil at the top corner of the front cover, contains only the first 27 pages, plus a loose unnumbered page, and does not credit Carson on the cover. It differs quite a bit from Wellman's right from the beginni … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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