Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974. Revised First Draft script for the 1975 film. SIGNED by Bogdanovich on the title page.
Directed and written for the screen by Peter Bogdanovich, featuring a score that consists entirely of songs composed by Cole Porter, and starring Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, and Madeline Kahn.
The eclectic director's tribute to the musicals of Hollywood from the 1930s and 1940s, which utilized an inventive style that involved non-professional actors singing their lines live rather than the very established use of overdubs. The reception to the film was so poor upon its release that Bogdanovich released a public apology for its quality; however, over time, its innate charm has made it beloved among many film fans and cinephiles.
Red titled wrappers, with a holograph notation of Copy No. 9 at the top right corner of the front wrapper, and a date of June 3, 1974 at the bottom right. Title page present, stating REVISED FIRST DRAFT, with a date of May 20, 1974, credits for director-screenwriter Bogdanovich, and composer Porter. 151 leaves, mechanical duplication, on eye-rest green stock. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.
Hirschhorn, p. 404.