Bourbon Street Beat: A Taste of Ashes

Burbank, CA: American Broadcasting Company [ABC], 1959. Revised Final Draft script for the 1959 television episode. Screenwriter Charles Hoffman's copy, with his name in holograph pencil at the top right corner of the front wrapper.

An interesting but short lived series, set in New Orleans, preceding similar detective-based programs that are today better remembered, such as "77 Sunset Strip" and "Surfside 6." But most interesting in that this episode is an adaptation of the classic 1957 hardboiled novel, "A Taste of Ashes" by Howard Browne.

Orange titled wrappers, noted as Rev. Final on the front wrapper, copy No. 5, dated April 29, 1959. Title page present, dated 4-29-59, noted as Revised Final, with credits for screenwriters Hoffman and Ward, and for writer Browne. 78 leaves, mechanical duplication, with pink, blue, white, and green revision pages throughout, dated variously between 4-29-59 and 5-5-59. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, internally bound with two silver brads.


[Book #130695]

Price: $175.00