Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1961. Draft script for the 1962 film. Brief annotations, mostly marking key passages, throughout in holograph blue ink.
Based on Gibson's 1960 play, about two down-and-out people in New York and their sustained conversations. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Cinematography, Best Music), and wonderfully shot in anamorphic black-and-white. Regarded as one of the best portrayals of the New York scene after the Jack Kerouac era, pre-Andy Warhol and the Factory.
Yellow titled wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 9. Title page present, dated December 13, 1961, with credits for screenwriter Lennart and playwright Gibson. 141 leaves, mechanically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.