THE PAINTED VEIL (1934) Vintage original script Greta Garbo (W. Somerset Maugham)$850.00
W. Somerset Maugham (source) Salka Viertel, Edith Fitzgerald, and John Meehan (screenwriters) THE PAINTED VEIL Vintage original film script. Culver City: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 8 November 1933. Quarto, 127 leaves, mimeographed, bradbound in mimeographed studio wrappers, with
paper label. A few short, creased tears at edge of upper wrapper near brads, corner from filing label torn away, otherwise an unusually nice copy.
Labeled a “Dialogue Continuity” script (denoted a “Complete” “Vault Copy” via rubberstamps on upper wrapper), but in fact, an actual shooting script
of this adaptation of Maugham’s 1925 novel. The 1934 release, directed by Richard Boleslawski, starred Greta Garbo, Jean Hersholt, and Herbert Marshall Although Salka Viertel and Edith Fitzgerald were given collaborative screen credit for the adaptation, this script acknowledges only John Meehan, and the date above is assigned based on the denotation that the script had been okayed by Hunt Stomberg, the producer, on that date.