(Blaxploitation film) SPARKLE (Apr 9, 1975) Final Draft film script by Joel Schumacher


[Los Angeles]: Warner Brothers. 1975. Vintage original film script, 11 x 8 1/2″ (28 x 22 cm.), 103 pp. Dated April 9, 1975, and noted as Final Draft by Joel Schumacher. Printed wrappers, brad bound, mimeograph. Title lettered in ink on spine, just about fine.

“With a plot inspired by the history of the Supremes, Sparkle is a period film set in Harlem, New York, during the late-1950s and early-1960s. It presents the story of a musical girl group that ends up breaking apart due to individual issues each member faces. This film not only ‘recreates the magic of a special period in American history, but it explores the effect of Harlem’s musical and social culture on the rest of the world,’ as well as the linkages to black power.

“The film stars Irene Cara, Philip Michael Thomas, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith, Mary Alice, Dorian Harewood, and Tony King. Curtis Mayfield served as the composer and producer of Sparkle‘s songs and score.” (Wikipedia)

The film has now attained something of a cult status.

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