Harold and Maude

1980. Draft script for the 1980 play, "Harold and Maude," adapted by Colin Higgins from his 1971 novel and screenplay. Actress Ruth Ford's copy, effusively inscribed to her on the title page by Higgins, actress Janet Gaynor (who played Maude, 23 years after her last film appearance), Keith McDermott (who played Harold), and director Robert Lewis. The film version of "Harold and Maude" was one of the cult classics of early 1970s cinema, directed by Hal Ashby and with unforgettable performances by Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort. This later theatrical version opened on Broadway with a tremendous cast, but did not meet with the same success--it closed after 21 previews and 4 performances. Bound in blue vinyl wrappers with rubbed gilt titles. Title page present, with credits for Higgins and producers Frank Milton and Max Weitzenhoffer, with no date. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine. An interesting piece of literary and theatre history, and a wonderful collection of inscriptions to an important American actress.

[Book #114985]

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