FOR LOVE OF IVY (Sep 26, 1967) Screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur, Screen Story by Sidney Poitier


New York: Palomar Pictures, September 26, 1967. Vintage original film script, stenciled leatherette covers, 11.5 x 9″ (29 x 23 cm.), brad-bound, mimeographed, with some pages printed on yellow paper, 2 pp. of revisions on blue paper laid in, near fine or better. 136 pp., 23 pp. of revisions on blue paper laid in, also 5 pp. cast and crew list. Also, laid in loosely are all the original pages (approximately 25 or so) on white paper for which revisions on yellow paper are bound in.

Bogle, Hollywood Black, p. 156: “After his trio of hits in 1967, Poitier struggled to meet the demands of a changing age and shifting attitudes. To his credit, he sought to update his idealized image by making FOR LOVE OF IVY (1968) in which he played something of a romantic hero opposite jazz singer Abbey Lincoln.”

In the 1960s, a theatrical feature film focused on a romance between two African Americans was something almost never seen, hence this gentle little film is something of a historical landmark.

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