Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1973. Final Draft script for the 1974 film. Based on the 1878 novella by Henry James, which first appeared in Cornhill Magazine in two parts (June and July 1878), in book form (Harper and Brothers in the US) the following year.
An intense study in the rules of class boundaries, crossed with American-British dichotomies. Bogdanovich's faithful adaptation of James' story concerns the courtship of a beautiful but flirtatious American girl Daisy Miller by a sophisticated, upper class British compatriot named Winterbourne. Miller's refusal to observe class boundaries in her flirtations leads Winterbourne to respond negatively to her—with dire consequences.
Plain tan wrappers. Title page present, dated July 16, 1973, noted as Final Draft, with credits for screenwriters Raphael and Bogdanovich, and story writer James. 120 leaves, mechanically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with two gold brads.