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The Great American Broadcast

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941. Revised Final Script for the 1941 film musical, "The Great American Broadcast," directed by Archie Mayo, written for the screen by Edwin Blum, Robert Ellis, Don Ettinger, and Helen Logan, and starring Alice Faye, John Payne, Cesar Romero, and The Ink Spots.

This Alice Faye vehicle was put together as a tribute by Fox to the twentieth anniversary of commercial radio, with appearances by airwaves favorites such as Dick Powell, Fred Allen, The Ink Spots, The Nicholas Brothers, and The Wiere Brothers. A little shaky on history, heavy on nostalgia, and thoroughly entertaining.

Blue studio wrappers, stamped REVISED SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 531 and copy No. 96, dated January 13, 1941, and with the holograph file notation "Env. 1356" at the top right corner of the front wrapper. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with a date of matching the front wrapper and credits for screenwriters Logan and Ellis. 153 leaves, with 3 pages of added scenes bound in at the rear (on blue stock), mimeograph, with a few blue revision pages throughout, all dated 1/21/41. Pages Near Fine wrapper Very Good with some shallow creasing to the yapped edges, bound with three gold brads.
[Book #116172]
Price: $1,650.00
The Great American Broadcast


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