Don't Just STAND There [The Wrong Venus]

Mary Tyler Moore (starring)
Charles Williams (novel, screenwriter)
Ron Winston (director)
Robert Wagner (starring)

Universal City, CA: Universal City Studios, 1967. Final script for the 1968 film. Prop master C.S. Chrisman's copy, with his trademark manuscript ink initial on the front wrapper, and profuse manuscript annotations throughout the text regarding scenes that will require props.

Based on the 1966 novel "The Wrong Venus" by Charles Williams. An author on a European cruise is slacking on finishing her newest novel when her publisher sends someone to check in on her progress. The first of two screenplays Williams wrote in Hollywood. Williams was one of the most popular hard-boiled authors in the Gold Medal stable. Beginning in the early 1960s, he found work as a screenwriter, adapting his novel "All the Way" (first adapted in 1960 in the US as an obscure, late film noir, "The 3rd Voice") as a comedy for French director Marcel Ophuls.

Set in Europe.

Red titled wrappers, noted as Final draft on the front wrapper, production No. 02000, dated February 6, 1967. Title page present, noted as Final draft, with credits for author and screenwriter Charles Williams. 132 leaves, with last page of text numbered 131. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads.

[Book #119761]