Diamond Horseshoe [Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe]

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1944. Revised Final Script for the 1945 film musical, "Diamond Horseshoe" (here titled "Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe"), directed and written for the screen by George Seaton, based on the play, "The Barker," by John Kenyon Nicholson, and starring Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, and Phil Silvers.

Technicolor musical that combines the storyline from the 1933 Clara Bow vehicle, "Hoop-la" (which is in turn based on the 1928 film and play, "The Barker") with the 1940s Las Vegas nightclub owned by Billy Rose. The film was a huge success in 1945, marking the film debut of the standard, "The More I See You," and was one of the first Hollywood films to satirize Freudian psychoanalysis.

Orange titled wrappers, stamped REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 933 and copy No. 18, and dated July 14, 1944, with the holograph notation "Env. 1524" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact (and rubber-stamped No. 18). Title page present, with a date matching the front wrapper, with a screenwriter credit for Seaton. 101 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 7/18/44 and 11/6/44. Pages and wrapper both Near Fine, bound with two gold brads. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

Hirschhorn, p. 257.

[Book #116044]

Price: $450.00