(LGBTQ film) SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE… [under working title: THE BAR] (Mar 19, 1970) Revised film script


New York: Bluebird Productions, 1970. Vintage original film script, 11 x 8 1/2″ (28 x 22 cm.), 139 pp. Under working title The Bar, by Mervyn Nelson, noted as REVISED, March 19, 1970. Mimeograph, in a spring binding (modest wear to extremities of spine with some spotting on exterior back cover), internally fine in near fine binding.

The first American feature film entirely set in a gay bar. Its premise is that on a Christmas Eve, a group of gay men and lesbians meet at the mob-owned “Blue Jay Bar” where they talk about their lives, their relationships, and their dreams and sadnesses. (Wikipedia)

This script belonged to the film’s producer, John Lauricella, whose name is written on the title page. It contains many holograph revisions. The film had a curious cast, including Candy Darling (as a shy “spinster” who turns out to be trans), Cal Culver (who went on to a major gay porno career under the name of “Casey Donovan”) and Fanny Flagg.

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