Tin Pan Alley

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue Script for the 1940 film musical,"Tin Pan Alley," directed by Walter Lang, based on the story "Life is a Song" by Pamela Harris, written for the screen by Robert Ellis and Helen Logan, and starring Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, and John Payne.

In a pairing that would a few years later been nearly impossible to pull off, Faye and Grable play a singing-sister act on the vaudeville circuit. Ambitious singer-songwriter Skeets Harrigan (John Payne) sense star potential in Faye, resulting in a great deal of ill will prior to the inevitable happy ending (Hal Erickson). All the songs heard in the film were popular during the period it depicts, including "Moonlight Bay," "Honeysuckle Rose," and "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France." Winner of the Academy Award for Best Musical Score.

Blue studio wrappers, dated November 22, 1940, with the holograph notation "Env. #1333" at the top right corner. Details 12 reels, mimeograph, rectos only. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, with a few paper clips and tabs at the fore-edge, bound with two gold brads.


[Book #116594]

Price: $225.00