WONDERFUL TOWN (Nov 19, 1958) TV script for live production


Jerome Chodorov, Joseph Fields (source) Vintage original television script, USA. New York: Fields Productions/CBS, 19 November 1958. [4],197,[1] leaves plus lettered inserts, etc. Quarto, mixed mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Some use and creasing, pencil annotations throughout.  Script was never bound, and shows various creases throughout, VERY GOOD.

A script utilized in the course of the production of the November 1958 television broadcast of Chodorov and Field’s musical hit (which was based, in turn, on Ruth McKenney’s NEW YORKER sketches). Leonard Bernstein composed the music, with lyrics and vignettes by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

The production aired on 30 November 1958 on CBS, and this script includes technical and commercial inserts, as well as extensive annotations which may be associated with timing or other production aspects. Scripts such as this from the Golden Age of live television production are seldom seen on the market any more.

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