Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1940. Final 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.
Light brown titled wrappers, stamped SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 566 and copy No. 54, dated August 15, 1940, and with the holograph file notation "Env. 1333" at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Logan and Ellis. 147 leaves with an additional 4 pages of retakes, mimeograph duplication, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 8/21/40 and 10/17/40 Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with three gold brads.
Hirschhorn, p. 179.