New York: 9 November 1959 and Feb.-April 1970.
Mimeographed, carbon and original typescript. 2 vols. 4to. Stage and TV Versions - George C. Scott's Copies. The former bolt-bound in gilt-lettered steno service wrappers, the latter ring bound in loose-leaf binder. Very good. Item #40707
Two highly important scripts, the first for the original Broadway stage production, and the second for the 1970 television production, representing variant texts. These scripts are of special note, as they belonged to George C. Scott, who played the role of Lt. Col. Chipman in the six month run of the Broadway stage production, and directed the television production, which starred Martin Sheen, William Shatner, Richard Basehart, et al. The stage script (,57,39 leaves, amended by a number of revised typescript inserts) bears Scott's annotations in pencil associated with his lines, as well as revisions in other dialogue. The television script (53,28,50,2, leaves) marks a substantial revision of the play, including the expansion of it into three acts, the last with two scenes. It bears annotations throughout by Scott and others made in the course of the production. A number of leaves are present as revises on yellow stock, and inserted in front is a list of tape editing notes, and a phone message to Scott, and a memo to him about wardrobe issues. Also present is a matted 18 x 11.5cm pencil portrait of Scott in his role as Chipman in the Broadway production, dated "New York 1959" and signed "Wm. Scharf," and an 8x10 b&w glossy of Scott, Shattner and Basehart on the set of the 1970 production.
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