Portnoy's Complaint

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1970. Early Draft script for the 1972 film, "Portnoy's Complaint," based on the 1969 novel by Philip Roth, written for the screen and directed by Ernest Lehman, and starring Richard Benjamin, Karen Black, and Lee Grant. Cinematographer Philip Lathrop's working copy, with his holograph name at the top of the title page.

A planning script likely used well prior to shooting, with very neat holograph annotations by Lanthrop on virtually every page regarding sets, locations, day/night shoots, etc., and with three tabs manually appended at the page fore-edge to indicate the three principal shooting locations: Vermont, Italy, and Athens. At the rear are 8 pages of detailed equipment orders, all relating to photographic hardware and associated shipping charges to various locations. The second Roth novel (after "Goodbye, Columbus" in 1972) to be adapted to the screen, and the sole directorial effort for noted screenwriter Ernest Lehman ("North by Northwest," "The Sweet Smell of Success," "Sabrina," "West Side Story," The Sound of Music," and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?").

Yellow titled wrappers, with credits on the front wrapper for Warner Brothers and the Chenault Productions. Title page present, with a date of August 3, 1970 and credits for Lehman, (as screenwriter) and Roth (as novelist). 149 leaves, mechanically reproduced, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with lightly yapped edges. In a customer quarter leather clamshell box.


[Book #114644]

Price: $1,850.00