Greenwich Village

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1943. Final Script for the 1944 film musical, "Greenwich Village," directed by Walter Lang, written for the screen by Earl Baldwin, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Walter Bullock, Michael Fessier, and Ernest Pagano, and starring Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, William Bendix, and Vivian Blaine.

Carmen Miranda once again succeeds in being the bizarre representation of a "typical 1920s girl" here, who is befriended by Don Ameche, a young composer, in a New York speakeasy. Before too long Ameche becomes involved in--what else?--the production of a musical.

Tan titled wrappers, stamped SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 723 and copy No. 180, and dated October 19, 1943. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Baldwin and Bullock. Typical wartime practice of applying a new title label to an old wrapper was employed here, with the studio's paper conservation notice stamped at the top front wrapper. 119 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, all dated 10/30/43; laid in at the rear is a 9-page "Revised Added Scene," that begins with a 2-page outline describing the scenario, followed by a script, dated between 1/23/44 and 1/25/44. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with yapping and light wear at the edges as usually found, bound with two gold brads.

Hirschhorn, p. 245.

[Book #117612]

Price: $375.00