Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1978. Revised Final Draft script for the 1978 film. Copy belonging to actor Mike Maitland, an uncredited cast member on the film, with his name in holograph ink on the front wrapper.
National Lampoon was a huge success as an alternative magazine in the early 1970s, and irrevocably altered its future with the production of this film in 1978, which was an irreverent, sharp, and now classic film comedy. A production company was launched, producing over half a dozen films between 1978-2002, and as a result today's generation associates "National Lampoon" almost completely with its films rather than its pulp origins. And importantly, this was the film that catapulted Harold Ramis and John Belushi from television into the movies, where they would both flourish. Nominated by the Writer's Guild of America for Best Comedy Screenplay in 1979.
Yellow studio wrappers, noted as REVISED FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated October 12, 1977, signed by Mike Maitland. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Miller, Ramis and Kenney. 127 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.
In a custom quarter leather clamshell box. Full collation available upon request.