Page 4 - Catalog 46 | 2020
P. 4

1. Harper Lee (source)
Horton Foote (screenwriter)
An archive of three vintage original film scripts, Hollywood, Universal City, 1961-1962:
— First Draft Screenplay by Horton Foote dated October 3, 1961. Printed wrappers, brad bound, quarto, mimeograph, 157 pp. A few mark- ings on front cover, generally near fine in very good+ covers. This particular script apparently belonged to Larry Germain, who was the film’s hair stylist. It does not have any annotations in his hand.
— Final Screenplay [the title page reads “First Draft,” a typo corrected in pencil to read “Final Draft”] by Horton Foote. Decem- ber 27, 1961. Printed wrappers, brad bound, quarto, mimeograph, 157 pp. One page has a tear repaired with tape. Many pages have markings in pencil. A few have MS revisions to the script. This script contains various typed dated revisions on yellow onionskin paper, dated from 12/11/61 to2/6/62.
— Continuity and Dialogue, November 29, 1962. Small folio, clasp bound at top, mimeograph, 109 pp. Printed wrappers, a few pages at end have small marginal tears and creasing, front wrapper detached from clasp, overall near fine in very good+ wrapper.
An archive comprising a very early draft, a final one, and a definitive post-production script which enumerates every shot in the film and every line of dialogue.The first two scripts are the first and final drafts of the Academy Award-winning screenplay by Horton Foote, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, an
autobiographical story of a white girl with an attorney father growing up in the 1930s in the segregated South.
Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama, and died there on February 19, 2016. For years, To Kill a Mockingbird was her only published fiction until 2015, when Go Set a Watchman, an alternate draft version of Mocking- bird written in the 1950s, was published as a sequel.
Horton Foote (1916-2009) was another Southern writer, born inWharton,Texas, and honored in his own right for teleplays like TheTrip to Bountiful (1953 -- later, a 1985 movie), original screenplays such as Tender Mercies (Bruce Beresford, 1983) for which Foote received an Academy Award, and plays like TheYoung Man from Atlanta for which he received the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His nine-play biographical series, The Orphans' Home Cycle (Roots In a Parched Ground, Convicts, Lily Dale, The Widow Claire, Courtship, Valentine's Day, 1918, Cousins and The Death of Papa) ran in repertory Off-Broadway from 2009 to 2010.
For further details, see listing on website.

   2   3   4   5   6